Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

UPS creates chief sustainability officer role

Scott Wicker, UPS’s vice president of corporate plant engineering, has become the company’s first chief sustainability officer.

Chief operating officer David Abney, to whom Wicker will report, said: “The creation of the new post recognises the expanding scope of UPS’s sustainability actions, as well as its strategic importance. 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 established a dedicated engineering group that manages global sustainability data for reporting and also leads internal environmental initiatives. His team oversees a cross-functional sustainability working committee that establishes key performance indicators and goals for the company.

He is also a member of the corporate sustainability steering committee, which includes six members of the UPS’s management committee.