Consumer Shipping

The consumer shipping industry - or the "logistics" or "express delivery" industry, as it's sometimes called - has a considerable climate impact which only grows during the busy holiday season. December is the shipping industry's busiest month, when it handles billions of packages; UPS estimates shipping 22 million packages on December 19 alone. With so many packages traveling by ground and air all over the world every day, the global warming pollution created runs into the millions of tons. Climate Counts ranked the four leading shippers; DHL (and its parent Deutsche Post World Net), the US Postal Service, UPS and FedEx. The results show an industry that has begun to address its climate impact, but has far to go.

The higher the score, the greater the company's commitment to fighting global warming.

Climate Counts use a 0-to-100 point scale and 22 criteria to determine if companies have:

22 Criteria

GreenOrder, a leading sustainability strategy firm, provided strategic guidance on the Climate Counts program, assisted in the development of the scoring system, and verified the scoring results for accuracy.

Corporate climate leadership matters!

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Business has the power to change the world - and you have the power to change business. Is your favorite company STUCK, STARTINGSTRIDING, or SOARING? The race is on to address climate change. Look for our simple icons to help you support companies that reflect your values.

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