Wendy Shen started her New Jersey-based small business in 1988 as an offshoot of her parents’ stationary company in Taiwan, selling fancy push-button pencil cases while in graduate school at Pace University.
“I was a one-woman operation,” Shen explained. “I would answer all the customer and sales calls, perform accounting and inventory management, as well as business development all on my own. I was a janitor, bookkeeper, sales person, shipping and receiving clerk and a full-time MBA student at the same time.”
When your company’s primary mission is to test the boundaries of logistics to better serve customers, a diverse, inclusive team — with women in leadership positions — is crucial to fostering the kind of innovation that leads to success.
A diverse team increases talent engagement, fuels creative thinking, enhances customer service and ultimately drives better financial performance.
UPS is listed as one of GreenBiz's top 25 most sustainable fleets.
For several years UPS has been operating its "rolling laboratory" approach to piloting and deploying low-carbon and electric vehicles. Of its fleet of 125,000 package vans, trucks, motorcycles and tractors, UPS has 11,000 alternative-fuels vehicles, and it's done a substantial project in London with smart grid tech and EVs.
ATLANTA, Oct. 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ For the fifth consecutive year, UPS was named to Forbes and JUST Capital’s annual JUST 100 list for its commitment to serving its workers, customers, communities, the environment and shareholders. The company was again recognized as the industry leader in the transportation sector. UPS also scored first in the transportation categories for community, customers and shareholders.
ATLANTA, November 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honored UPS with a SmartWay® Excellence Award. The award recognizes industry leaders in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. UPS was acknowledged for its commitment to using alternative fuels and advanced technologies to improve transportation and operations sustainably, as well as for its transparency in reporting SmartWay data on emissions reductions.
October 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With economies, families and communities being impacted by the pandemic and ongoing challenges such as climate change, we are committed to being a force for positive change and to supporting businesses and local communities. As a part of our commitment, UPS is opening a new hub in Barcelona that has been designed to rigorous global certification standards for energy performance.