Creates network of partners to launch the UPS Women Exporter Program which will provide capacity, expertise and funding to women entrepreneurs
ATLANTA, July 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS), announced it will award over $10 million in grants to advance diversity and inclusion programs this year. The grants will be awarded to 44 different organizations. They will help support programs focused on economic empowerment, education/scholarships, work training, and social and gender equality.
As the world grows more connected, UPS is helping it grow connected sustainably
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Today, an entrepreneur in India can create an online storefront and sell her products to customers in Brazil. A manufacturer in China can ship goods to Europe by rail, more quickly and with lower emissions than by ocean transport. A business can purchase carbon credits to offset the environmental impact of its shipping activities. And an electrically-powered bike can navigate city streets to deliver a package the last mile to its destination, quietly and with zero tailpipe emissions.
Sustainability Trends and Materiality Assessments Are Considered to Shape Sustainability at UPS
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UPS is a global company with more than 454,000 employees, serving 10.5 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories. As we continue to refine our sustainability strategy, we consider macro trends, global frameworks such as the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, and stakeholder feedback, which serve as inputs to identify issues that are material to our business. The topics below have emerged as priorities for our stakeholders and our long-term business success, and shape our global sustainability strategy, commitments, and initiatives.
The investments UPS has made in 2017 are leading to a major transformation
David Abney | UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
In 2017, UPS embarked on a major transformation that will result in the most significant upgrade of our operations in decades. We are exploring real-time data, mobile connectivity, robotics, blockchain, and other cutting-edge technologies to seamlessly integrate our digital and physical networks, modernize our facilities and fleet, and better manage our operations.
Logistics Company Releases 16th Annual Sustainability Report
July 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - UPS’s 16th annual Sustainability Report highlights the company’s sustainability challenges and accomplishments during 2017, including progress toward its 2020 and 2025 goals in support of the environment, global workforce, and communities around the world. The report also showcases investments in cutting-edge technologies that are advancing UPS’s integrated network to new levels of efficiency and creating tangible sustainability benefits.
UPS’s 16th annual Sustainability Report, published today, highlights the company’s sustainability challenges and accomplishments during 2017, including progress toward its 2020 and 2025 goals in support of the environment, global workforce, and communities around the world. The report also showcases investments in cutting-edge technologies that are advancing UPS’s integrated network to new levels of efficiency and creating tangible sustainability benefits.
In any era, the hard work of environmental progress requires the best available tools. Today those tools include technological innovations that are giving corporations and NGOs alike new capabilities and supercharging the partnerships between them.
Sensors, data analytics, machine learning and blockchain are just some of the breakthroughs driving business growth as well as environmental stewardship.