UPS’s Commitment to Social Responsibility Recognized On “Just 100” Rankings for the Second Consecutive Year
UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today it was named one of America’s Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital, for the second consecutive year. The second annual JUST 100 ranks the largest publicly traded corporations in the United States on the issues Americans care about most, including leadership and ethics, worker well-being, job creation, supporting communities, supply chain impact, customer treatment, environmental impact, and more.
The JUST Capital rankings encompass the 1,000 largest publicly-traded companies in the U.S. The rankings are based on a comprehensive survey conducted on public attitudes toward corporate behavior, involving 10,000 American respondents in 2017 and more than 72,000 over the past three years.
“We are honored to be named one of America’s most JUST companies,” said Crystal Lassiter, UPS senior director, global sustainability & environmental affairs. “At UPS, we’re committed to building for the future – from aggressive sustainability and charitable goals to helping customers pioneer sustainable solutions and giving back to the communities we serve.”
UPS recently announced new sustainability goals to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions from global ground operations, add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet, and increase its reliance on renewable energy sources. In 2016, UPS employees, friends and family logged more than 2.7 million volunteer hours toward the company’s commitment to achieve 20 million volunteer hours by the end of 2020. UPS also set a new goal that in 2020 its annual total contributions will be $127 million, including humanitarian relief and community safety programs, through The UPS Foundation.
UPS also included safety and its workforce in its new goals, including a 3 percent reduction to UPS’s already low, industry-leading statistic of auto accident frequency and a 1 percent improvement for lost-time injury frequency. Nearly 10,000 UPS drivers are a member of the UPS Circle of Honor program, a distinguished class of individuals who have not had an avoidable accident in 25 years or longer.
UPS has been honored with several other distinctions this year, including:
- Recognized as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute for the eleventh consecutive year.
- Chosen by CR Magazine as one of “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for the eighth consecutive year.
- Recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the fifth consecutive year.
- Named to the Civic 50 for the fourth time.
For the complete 2017 JUST 100 list, visit www.forbes.com/just100.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world. Learn more about our efforts at sustainability.ups.com. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. 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. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.
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