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UPS Again Ranks Among Best Companies for Minorities

Submitted by: UPS

Categories: Human Resources & Diversity

Posted: Jun 23, 2003 – 12:00 AM EST


Jun. 23 /CSRwire/ - ATLANTA, GA – For the fifth consecutive year, UPS has ranked among the “50 Best Companies for Minorities” in the annual survey published by FORTUNE magazine.

“At UPS, diversity is not about race or gender, it’s about understanding other people’s perspectives,” said Mike Eskew, chairman and CEO. “As co-chair of the UPS Diversity Steering Council, I know the value diversity brings to our business. UPS remains committed to maintaining a work environment where all employees are recognized for their unique contributions."

FORTUNE’s July 7th issue includes a picture of Jovita Carranza, the highest-ranking Hispanic female executive at UPS and currently the head of ground operations in Louisville, Ky., home of UPS Worldport(sm). That 4 million-square-foot building is considered the most advanced sorting facility in the world as well as the nerve center of UPS’s international air operations.

The survey ranks corporations on their commitment to hiring, promoting and retaining a diverse pool of talented employees. In addition, it reviews companies support of supplier diversity and philanthropic support of organizations that support minorities. This year UPS ranked #26.

Other recognition UPS has received in 2003 includes: Corporation of the Year from the Native American Business Alliance (NABA), the premier organization for Native American-owned firms; one of the “Elite Eight” of America’s Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC); Div2000.com ranked UPS 13th in its annual "America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities," the third consecutive year UPS has been included. In addition, for the third year in a row, UPS employees helped the company become the nation’s top contributor to the annual United Way campaign, generously providing $53.2 million.

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), and the company can be found on the Web at UPS.com. For more information about diversity at ups, visit community.ups.com

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Peggy Gardner UPS
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