Certification & Compliance
Environmental Management System
Patterned after the ISO 14001 standard, UPS’s environmental management system provides guidance to our plant engineering staff regarding their responsibilities for regulatory and waste minimization programs. We have 440 full-time equivalent employees whose responsibilities include carrying out our environmental programs, processes and activities in accordance with regulatory and UPS-specific requirements.
- While we comply with all applicable government regulations, we also exceed requirements on many initiatives. Our training and auditing programs identify areas for improvement and outline strategies for achieving it. More than 1,000 employees have received training since 1991, and results of annual audits are reported to UPS’s senior management.
- UPS maintains environmental compliance by annually certifying its internal environmental auditors and by continuously focusing on the quality of the environmental programs and standards in its operations.
- 210 environmental auditors have completed our annual internal certification process.
- Additionally, 606 employees have achieved fuel management systems certification.
The quality of our environmental management system is evident in our approach to four specific areas: environmental inspections by government agencies, procedures regarding underground petroleum storage tanks, management of incidental spills, and monitoring aircraft deicing runoff. For details on UPS’s environmental management system key performance indicators – view the Environmental section of the UPS Sustainability Report.