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UPS Carbon Neutral

UPS Carbon Neutral logo

The UPS Carbon Neutral shipping label indicates that UPS customers have offset the climate impact of the GHG emissions produced by the transportation of that shipment. UPS calculates the emissions and purchases carbon offset credits equivalent to the GHG emissions created in shipping the package to make it "carbon neutral".

GHG emissions are tracked using the Carbon Neutral Protocol - a global standard for ensuring the integrity and quality of carbon neutral certification programmes and enabling businesses to be certified as CarbonNeutral.

Accredited carbon offset providers are used.

UPS customers can access this label by one of two means:

  1. Contractual - whereby UPS measures customers' shipping-carbon footprint for a set period of time and transactions and offsets are then bought; OR

  2. Per-Transaction or Package - where an offset can be bought for one particular shipment.

Extending its commitment to sustainability, UPS is currently matching the offset purchases, effectively doubling the offsets purchased in 2011 up to $1 million.

Learn more: UPS Carbon Neutral websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with UPS Carbon Neutral's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

Certification / registration required

Applicants register for the ecolabel in order to use the label (but certification is not required)

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

UPS Customer Solutions

Member of

None

Type

For-profit

Also manages

UPS Eco Responsible Packaging Program


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  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2009

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Carbon Carbon offsets Transportation


Where this ecolabel is found
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Last updated: 12 August 2014