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UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS's stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS).
In addition to world class package delivery services, UPS offers a host of substantial capabilities. Over the past two decades, UPS has aggressively erected a massive international transportation network, which is interconnected by one of the largest technological infrastructures in commercial history. In the process, it has dramatically expanded its portfolio of services into logistics and supply chain offerings.
For example, UPS today offers not only ground and air transportation, but ocean, rail and over-the-road freight products; international trade management; customs brokerage; consulting and supply chain design; e-commerce solutions; logistics and distribution capabilities, and a variety of financial services related to the supply chain.
Through its global business units, UPS provides a broad foundation of expertise, infrastructure and technology to manage global commerce - synchronizing the flow of Goods, Information and Funds for its customers.
At UPS, we believe our business success depends upon balancing economic, social and environmental objectives.
Today, synchronizing commerce is more than a business process or an emerging industry space. It's about operating in unison with employees, communities and governments to foster greater global economic prosperity and encourage individual achievement. It's also about providing optimal service and value to our customers by striving for the highest operational efficiencies and minimizing our impact on the environment.
We believe this long-term, sustainable approach to running our business benefits UPS, our employees, customers, share-owners and the communities in which we operate.
Keep America Beautiful Awards UPS 2007 Vision for America Award
National Non-Profit Recognizes Company's Global, Environmental Stewardship
STAMFORD, Conn. Nov. 21, 2007 – Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation's largest nonprofit community improvement organization, awarded UPS its 2007 Vision for America Award at the 22nd anniversary dinner in New York City Tuesday. Michael L. Eskew, chairman and CEO of UPS, accepted the award on behalf of UPS' more than 425,000 employees worldwide.
Keep America Beautiful recognized UPS one of the world's most respected brands for its leadership role in volunteerism and environmental sustainability. The Vision for America Award is presented annually to distinguished leaders of honored corporations, whose personal and corporate commitment have significantly enhanced civic, environmental and social stewardship throughout the United States. Commissioner John J. Doherty of the New York City Department of Sanitation and Keep New York City Beautiful joined Keep America Beautiful in recognizing UPS and Eskew for this honor.
"Keep America Beautiful is proud to present this award to UPS," said Keep America Beautiful President G. Raymond Empson. "The company's enlightened approach to the environment and sustainability serves as a shining example for all of corporate America."
"When Jim Casey founded UPS in 1907, he not only established a new business, he established a new way of looking at business that embraced community, ethics and integrity." said Barry Caldwell, senior vice president, government affairs and corporate communications, Waste Management, and chairman of the board of Keep America Beautiful. "This legacy lives on in today's UPS."
"At UPS, we truly believe you can work green and work smart at the same time," said Eskew, who will be retiring from his post at the end of 2007. "We believe that when you combine these elements, you can meaningfully touch people, the planet and profitability. That's why UPS will continue to practice corporate stewardship at every step of the way … because our job is never finished."
Another factor in KAB's selection of UPS was the company's commitment to volunteerism, and its direct support of KAB's recent Volunteer Management program. Responding to a growing need to retain high-quality volunteers, KAB executive directors and volunteer leaders across the country were trained using course guides, Webinars and workshops funded by the UPS Foundation. Volunteerism is a critical part of the UPS culture. The company's Neighbor to Neighbor employee volunteer program alone logs nearly 1 million hours each year and UPS, its employees and retirees, have been the top contributor to United Way for seven years.
Keep America Beautiful salutes UPS for taking its role as significant corporate citizen seriously through its ongoing commitment to philanthropy, environmental stewardship and employee volunteerism as well as support of broader volunteer efforts across the spectrum of corporate and nonprofit America.
About UPS Founded in 1907 as a messenger company in the United States, UPS has grown into a $42.6 billion corporation by clearly focusing on the goal of enabling commerce around the globe. Today UPS is a global company with one of the most recognized and admired brands in the world. We have become the world's largest package delivery company and a leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Every day, we manage the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. For more information, please go to www.ups.com.
About Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of nearly 1,000 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. To learn more about Keep America Beautiful and its Vision for America Award, please go to www.kab.org.
From Seattle to Shanghai, UPS is a story of unparalleled pioneering spirit. Read how UPS moved from a messenger service founded by a 19-year-old in 1907 to the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services.