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UPS Stories | Passion, Purpose and Bow Ties

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Young entrepreneur Treandos is inspired.

Not only does he want to make the world a better and more colorful place via the unquestioned magic of the bow tie, he is also combatting a real and persistent issue in many communities … food insecurity.

For this enterprising kid, it’s where passion meets purpose.

With his drive to help others, he found an ally in UPS. Watch this Wishes Delivered video and see how one kid is making a difference in a grown up world.

UPSers in select cities wore gold bow ties on Nov. 20 as part of #BowTieDay and #WishesDelivered. 

UPS News | UPS Foundation Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Top Citizenship Award

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When businesses create shared value — aligning corporate citizenship with business strategy, engaging their people to act with purpose, and leveraging their strengths to deliver good — they drive powerful, positive change. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognized UPS for doing just that.

UPS News | UPS Teams With Atlanta-Area Organizations To Give Old Uniforms New Life

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  • Following first major redesign in decades to uniforms worn by 125,000 drivers worldwide, thousands of old uniforms are being upcycled into leashes for homeless dogs
  • Using a donation from UPS, program benefits work of Decatur-based Initiative for Affordable Housing
  • Leashes being provided to Best Friends Animal Society’s Lifesaving Center in Atlanta
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  • Following first major redesign in decades to uniforms worn by 125,000 drivers worldwide, thousands of old uniforms are being upcycled into leashes for homeless dogs
  • Using a donation from UPS, program benefits work of Decatur-based Initiative for Affordable Housing
  • Leashes being provided to Best Friends Animal Society’s Lifesaving Center in Atlanta

UPS Longitudes | A Small Business With a Big Appetite and a Five-Star Distribution Partner

Sarah Matheson @ Hungry Harry's
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Our son Harry was 3 years old when one bite of a cookie containing nuts sent him to the hospital with anaphylactic shock. It was a terrifying way to learn that Harry — like many other children — has a life-threatening allergy to nuts.

About 32 million Americans have food allergies. The allergies affect another 89 million Americans who take care of family members and friends unable to tolerate certain products. Worldwide, hundreds of millions of people deal with food allergies.

UPS Longitudes | Shedding New Light on Supply Chain Visibility

Philippe Gilbert @ UPS
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Supply chain visibility is not a new concept. But true, real-time, end-to-end supply chain visibility is something few companies have been able to obtain due to the inherent complexities and investment required.

COVID-19 has been a stark reminder that a lack of visibility leaves companies struggling without the tools to make the important, timely decisions needed to steer their organizations in the right direction.

UPS Longitudes | Lesson No. 1 in Small Business: Agility Drives Innovation

Wendy Shen @ FLOMO
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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.”

GreenBiz's Top 25 Most Sustainable Fleets

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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.

UPS News | UPS’s Leadership in Corporate Citizenship Recognized Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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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.

UPS News | UPS Recognized by EPA Among Top Environmental Performers with SmartWay Excellence Award

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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.

UPS Longitudes | The Future of Supply Chain Sustainability

Mike Sinkovitz @ Coyote Logistics
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Sustainability is not just a buzzword that companies use to sound “green” — it is fast becoming a core strategic focus.

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