UPS Contributed Over $1.5M to Canadian Communities in 2019
UPS Canada employees continued to demonstrate the importance of social responsibility in 2019, contributing time and money to the communities they serve. For the 18th consecutive year, UPS Canada was presented with the ‘Thanks a Million’ award, continuing a 30 year relationship with the United Way in Canada and raising $1.1 million (CAD) toward United Way initiatives. This accomplishment was a combination of employee engagement and sponsored events, like the charity plane pulls hosted in Mississauga, Calgary and Hamilton.
Diversity, volunteerism, community safety and environmental sustainability are values important to UPS employees. This is why globally, UPS is on track to meet 20 million volunteer hours and plant 15 million trees by the end of this year, to help offset emissions and improve lives. Last year, 1,000 trees were planted across Canada and UPS employees volunteered 113,703 hours in their communities to support local initiatives such as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Youth Without Shelter. During Global Volunteer Month in October, employees volunteered more than 28,000 hours of their time.
In 2019, The UPS Foundation awarded more than $398,000 in Canadian grants, including $50,000 to Credit Valley Conservation Foundation and over $45,000 to Food for Life Canada. An additional $100,000 in community grants were awarded to over 140 charitable organizations.
“Continuing with our strong tradition of giving back to communities, we support diverse charitable organizations to help build a better and sustainable world. Our employees are motivated and passionate to give back as they know their efforts are leading to long-term improvements in the Canadian communities where they live and work,” said Dominic Porporino, president of UPS Canada. “It’s their continued support and dedication to safety, that creates a positive impact in society.”
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS was awarded America’s Best Customer Service company for Shipping and Delivery services by Newsweek magazine; Forbes Most Valuable Brand in Transportation; and top rankings on the JUST 100 list for social responsibility, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and the Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, among other prestigious rankings and awards. The company can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. The company’s sustainability eNewsletter, UPS Horizons, can be found at ups.com/sustainabilitynewsletter. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_Canada on Twitter.