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UPS Recognized by EPA with SmartWay Excellence Award


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented UPS with the SmartWay Excellence award which recognizes outstanding environmental performance and leadership. UPS was one of 53 companies to receive the award, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s more than 3,500 partners. UPS was acknowledged for its work to innovate with alternative fuels and advanced technologies, its sustainable approach for its operational practices, and, its transparency for reporting SmartWay data to achieve its emissions reductions. UPS operates one of the largest alternative fuel and advanced technology fleets in the U.S.

“As the SmartWay program completes its 12th year, EPA recognizes its top Carrier Partners for their commitment to an efficient and environmentally responsible freight transportation supply chain,” said Christopher Grundler, EPA’s Office Director of Transportation & Air Quality. “We all depend on the freight sector, and these award-winning SmartWay carriers have demonstrated that it is possible to compete in this space while placing an emphasis on environmental integrity, allowing for reduced fuel costs which increase revenue while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions.”

The UPS fleet includes CNG, LNG and other alternative fuel vehicles. In addition to its use of alternative vehicles, UPS uses millions of gallons of lower carbon footprint renewable diesel and renewable natural gas (RNG) in its fleet each year.