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How a 110-year-old logistics company is repackaging sustainability
by Emily Grady
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29 June 2017
On 29 June 2017 GreenBiz reported:
This series of articles [at GreenBiz] will feature the perspectives, experiences, and objectives of individuals working for member companies of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). These people have carefully and successfully navigated the interface of business and sustainability . . . Ed Rogers joined the United Parcel Service (UPS) 23 years ago in the corporate industrial engineering department, bringing with him more than a decade of experience as a U.S. Air Force Officer and engineering management consultant. As he progressed through the company, Rogers found himself on the corporate strategy team, with a new opportunity to apply his lifelong appreciation of the environment to his work. This article is highlights from an interview with Ed Rogers.
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Grady: What inspired you to volunteer to help develop the sustainability program?
Rogers: I've always had a special place in my heart for the environment and for improving the social condition. My love for the environment and outdoors probably stems from many years as a Boy Scout and an adult scout leader, camping, hiking and being in nature. On the social side, my concern for people and the human condition probably stems from my upbringing and the ideals I hold dear because of my faith. ...
Grady: Why should a company such as UPS care about sustainability?
Rogers: UPS is a very large company with millions of daily customers. We operate in practically every community, picking up and delivering packages or providing other logistics solutions. As a transportation company, we obviously have a large carbon footprint. Our customers care about this.
We have hundreds of thousands of employees who are working and volunteering in communities around the world. We believe that we have this responsibility to do more for our customers and our communities. This is part of our corporate culture. Our commitment to sustainability is fully consistent with what our customers want, the mindset of people we want to attract and the type of company we want to be. ...
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