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    Our new way of shipping… becoming Carbon Neutral with UPS

    Posted on 30th June 2021
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    Our exciting new project!

    We have been working on an exciting project over the last few months at Murray Uniforms and we are pleased to be able to tell you about it! We’re happy to inform you that as of the 1st of July we will be rolling out carbon neutral shipping with our partners UPS. UPS partner with various accredited agencies from across the globe and work on special projects to accelerate efforts to create more sustainable solutions. We are looking forward to working with them on this project, as here at Murray we are always striving to become more sustainable on a daily basis.

    UPS as a company

    UPS is committed to making sustainable efforts to reduce its carbon impact. As part of that commitment, UPS offers customers the opportunity to neutralize the carbon impact of their shipments through the UPS carbon neutral solution. As a global leader in logistics that transport packages and freight, UPS also produce a yearly sustainability report to show all their work throughout the year.

    Here are some of the stats from last year at UPS:

    • Delivered 5.5 billion packages
    • 495,000 global employees
    • Access to 125,000 vehicles
    • 10,300+ alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles
    • 572 owned and leased aircraft vehicles
    • 40,000+ global UPS access point locations

    After such a busy year during 2020 UPS were able to deliver their services in their advanced fuel vehicles helping to improve the environment. Alongside this they also worked on making their packaging more sustainable and continue to do so. Last year UPS planted a total of 2.8 million trees, and after stating their Global Forestry Initiative in 2011 UPS have planted more and more trees each year. As a company they have planted a total of 15.4 million trees over the past 10 years.

    UPS launched their access points due to missed deliveries having to be redelivered, which in turn meant a higher amount of fuel emissions – last year alone as mentioned above, they increased the number of access points to over 40,000!

    UPS have begun running a programme whereby in congested areas they are now using ebikes. The ebikes are a new unique way to get deliveries around and give off zero emissions. These were first trialled in Germany in 2012, the bikes have since been trialled in other countries, that are extremely congested. In 2016 they also started to work with organizations that deliver life-saving medical supplies in hard-to-reach locations in Rwanda and Ghana. This has reduced the amount of sky pollution coming from UPS deliveries, that were transported.

    Carbon neutral shipping - the details...

    CarbonNeutral® shipment is a proprietary trademark of Natural Capital Partners and is a world-leading brand mark which guarantees the quality and credibility of the UPS carbon neutral shipment program. Permission to display the CarbonNeutral® mark is given to clients when CO2 emissions have been measured and reduced to net zero through a program implemented in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. The Protocol assures the integrity of the carbon footprint assessments, the quality of the offsets purchased and the guarantee that the program has reduced emissions to net zero. The CarbonNeutral Protocol is overseen by a board of independent advisors to Natural Capital Partners. By using the CarbonNeutral® shipment accreditation, UPS is sending a powerful message about its commitment to take responsible action to reduce its climate impact.

    The Murray journey to becoming a more sustainable company

    At Murray Uniforms we have been working harder everyday to become a more sustainable company. We have been in conversation with various companies that focus on sustainability and exploring ways in how we can partner with them to create programs that benefit our customers. We also actively look at reducing harmful microfibers into the ocean through uniform laundry. Our supply chain team work closely with our trusted suppliers to ensure we are sourcing the best products to suit each of our customers’ requirements; we bring together product innovation and the life cycle of a garment when reviewing the needs of the wearer versus the environmental impact.

    At Murray our commitment is:

    • To meet or exceed the requirements of relevant legislative, regulatory and environmental codes of practice.
    • Work with our suppliers, subcontractors, agents and partners to promote environmental care, to increase understanding of environmental issues and disseminate good practice.
    • To reduce our emissions of GHGs through a targeted reduction plan.
    • To reduce the volume of end-of-life corporate wear going to landfill by actively promoting upcycling and recycling schemes to our clients.
    • To reduce our consumption of energy and to use renewable and/or recyclable resources wherever practical.

     

    We’ll be sharing our sustainability vision at our live event in September (28th & 29th) at The Belfry. If you’d like to be part of ‘Sustainability meets Innovation’, please sign up below