UPS creates chief sustainability officer role

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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.

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