UPS expands carbon neutral shipping program

UPS said it has expanded its carbon neutral shipping program to 35 countries and territories across Europe, Asia and the Americas, giving millions more of its customers the option to pay a fee to calculate and offset the carbon emissions associated with their shipments.

UPS introduced its carbon neutral program last year. The new offerings will be available July 12. Besides the international growth, the program is being expanded in the U.S.

To use the program, customers in the U.S.  must pay a fee of 5 cents for a ground package, 20 cents for an air package and 75 cents for an international package.

"Our customers wanted a convenient, cost-effective means to address climate change in a real and tangible way," said Bob Stoffel, the senior vice president responsible for UPS' sustainability program.