UPS creates sustainability executive post
UPS said Wednesday it has named Scott Wicker, vice president of corporate plant engineering, as its first chief sustainability officer.
“The creation of the new post recognizes the expanding scope of UPS’s sustainability actions, as well as its strategic importance,” said UPS Chief Operating Officer David Abney. “The long-term success of our company absolutely requires a balance of the environmental, economic and social aspects of the business. Sustainability encompasses all of those areas.”
Wicker has spent 34 years at UPS, starting as a package loader and then advancing through UPS’s engineering ranks.
“The discipline and systematic analytics we use in engineering are extremely valuable when devising internal sustainability programs,” Wicker said. “Quantitative methodology ensures that our sustainability programs measure impact and keep us moving toward continuous improvement.”
The company's metrics, goals, and annual sustainability reports are available at www.responsibility.ups.com.
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