Points of Light honors UPS for its community engagement and philanthropic efforts for 3rd year
Submitted by: UPS
Posted: Jun 28, 2016 – 02:00 PM EST
ATLANTA, Jun. 28 /CSRwire/ - UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today was recognized again as a leader in global volunteerism on the 2016 Civic 50, marking the third year the company has made the list. The Civic 50 initiative by Points of Light, honors the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S., and helps set a standard for corporate civic engagement, creating a roadmap for companies seeking to improve quality of life in the communities where they do business. Civic 50 winners were announced today at Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service in Detroit, Michigan.
“As one of the largest, most diverse, and community-focused companies in the world, UPS is committed to leveraging our philanthropy, company assets, and volunteer spirit of our people to help build stronger, safer, more resilient communities around the world,” said Eduardo Martinez, president, The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our inclusion on the Civic 50 list for three years is an honor and testament to what UPS values as a company.”Five UPS philanthropic efforts were recognized on the 2016 Civic 50, including the following:
The Civic 50 survey was administered by True Impact, a company specializing in helping organizations maximize and measure their social and business value. The survey instrument consists of quantitative and multiple-choice questions that inform the Civic 50 scoring process. The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities. To learn more about the Civic 50 and see a full list of the winners, please visit www.Civic50.org.
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 leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2015, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $110 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com or follow @UPS_News.
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