July 27 2010 08:58 AM

Air Cargo World has reported that "Commenting in the company’s latest Sustainability report Bob Stoffel, UPS senior vice president, said: “This new goal for the next decade is an important milestone in UPS’s continuing dedication to finding and using new technology and processes that help us meet our customers’ needs in a sustainable way.” In 2009 UPS drivers logged 77.3 million more miles than in 2000 while reducing fuel consumption by 3.2 million gallons. This complements the UPS goal of reducing its airline carbon footprint 42 percent by 2020 from a base line of 1990. The airline represents 53 percent of the company’s global carbon footprint. Last year UPS gave $97.6 million to several charities; the UPS Foundation expanded its focus on humanitarian aid and disaster relief by providing financial support, in-kind transportation and logistics expertise, and the company deployed 245 new “green” vehicles running on compressed natural gas, adding to a fleet of nearly 2,000 alternative fuel vehicles." Read more here.