Mr Wicker already has been deeply involved with the advancement of sustainability at UPS, establishing a dedicated engineering group that manages global sustainability data for reporting and also leads internal environmental initiatives.
Mr Wicker team oversees a cross-functional sustainability working committee that establishes key performance indicators and goals for the company. He also is a member of the corporate sustainability steering committee, which includes six members of the UPS's management committee executives, the top tier of the company's management structure.
An electrical engineer, Mr Wicker has been with UPS for 34 years, starting out as a package loader and then advancing through UPS's engineering ranks.
Mr Abney said: â€œThe creation of the new post recognizes 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.â€
Mr Wicker said: â€œThe discipline and systematic analytics we use in engineering are extremely valuable when devising internal sustainability programs. My role is to ensure that UPS continues to lead the industry in sustainable business practices; to introduce innovative, environmentally-responsible products to our customers, and to encourage employee engagement in the communities where they live and work.â€
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