Company and Employees Donated Almost $100 Million to
Community-based Organizations Around the Globe to Support Urgent Needs
ATLANTA -- (Business Wire)
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today released highlights of another year of strong
corporate support for communities around the world in 2012. With more
than $97.5 million in cumulative donations, the company also exceeded
previous records for the overall volunteer hours documented by employees
worldwide and the number of organizations served. Additionally, UPS
continues to be one of United Way’s largest contributors, donating more
than $55 million in 2012 and stands alone in contributing more than $1
billion to the United Way over the past 30 years.
“We combine our philanthropy with the volunteer spirit and skills of UPS
employees worldwide to create a unique and powerful way to positively
impact and help save lives in our global communities,” said Eduardo
Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “We are proud to give to a
diverse array of programs, causes and organizations that reflect our
values, strengths and the immediate needs of our communities – and we do
so in a significant way.”
Established in 1951, The
UPS Foundation leads UPS’s corporate citizenship programs and is
responsible for facilitating the company’s involvement with local,
national and global communities. Throughout the year, The UPS Foundation
invests time and financial support around four pillars that align with
the company’s corporate values and business expertise – community
safety, diversity, environmental sustainability and volunteerism.
Highlights from this year’s corporate citizenship efforts include:
$97.5 million in cumulative charitable giving for the year
$55 million contributed for United Way
$10 million donated for various international grants, sponsorships and
$9.4 million in local grants across the U.S.
More than 1.8 million volunteer hours recorded by employees worldwide
4,404 non-profit organizations served globally
As the world’s largest package delivery company and one of the leading
global providers of specialized transportation and logistics services,
UPS has also supported more than 200 humanitarian relief programs in 35
countries. This includes programs that prepare communities for a crisis,
providing them with urgent relief when a crisis occurs and post-crisis
recovery phase support. Through a combination of in-kind shipments,
technical and expertise sharing and funding of relief organizations, UPS
contributed in excess of $6.5 million last year. This includes areas
impacted by natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane
Isaac as well as global crises in the Sudan and the Congo.
“Throughout our history, The UPS Foundation has evolved to meet the
changing needs of communities across the globe,” said Martinez. “We
strongly encourage our employees to support causes that matter to them
and we continue to find meaningful ways to give to help build stronger
and safer communities.”
For more information about UPS’s corporate giving, please visit www.UPS.com/foundation.
About The UPS Foundation
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. Since its
founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible
corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions
to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation, which
celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for
facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global
communities. In 2012, UPS and its employees, active and retired,
invested more than $97.5 million in charitable giving around the world.
The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation.
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