Submitted by: UPS
Posted: Dec 04, 2009 – 10:00 AM EST
ATLANTA, Dec. 04 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center has awarded UPS (NYSE:UPS) its 2009 U.S. Community Service Award for UPS Road CodeSM, the company's teen safe driving program.
"This is a very prestigious honor that recognizes a unique and meaningful program that UPS has launched," said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation. "It also is a testament to the decades of community involvement and philanthropy that is woven into our culture."
The U.S. Community Service Award was one of four presented Dec. 1 at the Corporate Citizenship Awards, which showcase businesses, trade associations and chambers of commerce for demonstrating ethical leadership and corporate stewardship and for making a positive difference in society.
UPS Road Code is designed to save lives by helping teens become safer drivers. Working with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, UPS volunteers share the company's industry-leading safe driving expertise to meet a community need and prevent teenage deaths. The program features a hi-tech simulator that allows teens to experience real-life situations before they ever get behind the wheel of a car.
"Companies like UPS and the UPS Road Code program serve as an inspiration for all businesses," said Stephen Jordan, the Business Civic Leadership Center's (BCLC) senior vice president and executive director. "UPS's commitment to helping teenagers and saving lives in our communities is particularly commendable in this troubled economy."
BCLC is the U.S. Chamber's resource and voice for businesses' social and philanthropic interests. Its mission is to advance the positive role of business in society. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region.
About Road Code
Based in large part on the same safety training used with UPS's own drivers, UPS Road Code helps teens learn the code for safe driving. Delivered in collaboration with Boys & Girls Club of America, the program provides teens with four sessions of classroom-based instruction and time "behind the wheel" of a computerized driving simulator. In 2009, about 150 UPS employees served as trained volunteer instructors across 10 U.S. cities. Teens and parents can find Road Code on Facebook.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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