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Businesses Band Together to Provide Relief to Communities Hit Hardest by Harvey
Businesses Band Together to Provide Relief to Communities Hit Hardest by Harvey

2 years ago - Hurricane Harvey, the strongest storm to hit Texas and Louisiana in decades, has left a wake of destruction in its path. More than 30,000 people have been driven into shelters and the storm’s aftermath has left behind some estimated tens of billions of dollars in damage. Though the storm has now been downgraded to tropical storm status, the danger is far from over if forecasts predicting the storm to move towards the Gulf of Mexico, where it will pick up strength before moving back over Texas, prove to be true.

The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Relief Network, Pledges More Than $1 Million
The UPS Foundation Mobilizes Relief Network, Pledges More Than $1 Million

2 years ago - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced more than a $1 million pledge, through The UPS Foundation in support of recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. The pledge is a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise to provide urgent relief, as well as support for long-term needs ranging from rebuilding to personal and financial recovery assistance.

UPS Logistics, Tech Solutions Helped TerraCycle Divert 40M Lbs of Waste from Landfill in 5 Years
UPS Logistics, Tech Solutions Helped TerraCycle Divert 40M Lbs of Waste from Landfill in 5 Years

2 years ago - A partnership between global customs and logistics company UPS and TerraCycle has reached a major milestone — by transforming hard-to-recycle items such as toothpaste tubes and snack bags into new products, the two organizations have diverted 40 million pounds of waste from landfills since 2012.

Over 250 CEOs Pledge to Advance Diversity in the Workplace
Over 250 CEOs Pledge to Advance Diversity in the Workplace

2 years ago - Only one month after 175 CEOs came together to launch the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, nearly 100 additional CEOs have taken the pledge, committing themselves — and the organizations they lead — to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 21 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide
The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 21 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide

2 years ago - Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the distribution of 21 grants totaling $120,000 from The UPS Foundation for the 2017 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants program. The grant recipients’ projects will result in more than 1,200 trees being planted in support of locally-relevant initiatives.

Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Named Among Top 50 Community-Minded Companies
Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Named Among Top 50 Community-Minded Companies

2 years ago - The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year. Civic 50 companies are putting communities at the center of change to create more enduring and sustainable business models. The Civic 50 winners included several SB Corporate Members this year. The list included:

UPS Recognized As Top Community-Minded Company On 2017 Civic 50 List
UPS Recognized As Top Community-Minded Company On 2017 Civic 50 List

2 years ago - US 06/21/17 Atlanta, GA Points of Light Honors UPS for Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program, Global Volunteerism, Sustainability and Community Safety Initiatives

Harris Poll: Consumers Split on Companies' Social Responsibility Motivations
Harris Poll: Consumers Split on Companies' Social Responsibility Motivations

2 years ago - Long gone are the days when acting in a socially responsible manner was optional. Consumers now demand it and expectations are shifting to include how companies can create social value for stakeholders across the value chain. The annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, which quantifies reputation ratings for the 100 most visible companies in the U.S., as perceived by the general public, provides a glimpse at how companies are stacking up in the changing corporate reputation landscape. In its latest study, U.S.

Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit

2 years ago - SAN FRANCISO, May 22, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands’17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).

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Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

2 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

UPS Named A Top NBIC Best-Of-The-Best Corporation For Second Consecutive Year
UPS Named A Top NBIC Best-Of-The-Best Corporation For Second Consecutive Year

2 years ago - UPS® (NYSE: UPS), is proud to have been named among the 2017 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion by the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC). The recognition acknowledges UPS’s outstanding commitment to diversity for suppliers as well as employees and customers. Estrella Cramer, Supplier Diversity Director and Chief Procurement Officer Gary Kallenbach, who leads the company’s supplier diversity initiatives, accepted the award on behalf of UPS. NBIC’s Best-of-the-Best Awards ceremony was held on April 26 in Washington, D.C.

Investing in Innovative Technology Can Drive Sustainable Growth
Investing in Innovative Technology Can Drive Sustainable Growth

2 years ago - The private sector now has a greater responsibility and opportunity to advance social and environmental agendas.

UPS, Sealed Air Corporation Unveil New Packaging Innovation Center
UPS, Sealed Air Corporation Unveil New Packaging Innovation Center

2 years ago - Following the announcement of a new partnership in November 2016, UPS and Sealed Air Corporation have opened a Packaging Innovation Center in Louisville, KY on the UPS Supply Chain Solutions campus. The center will focus on creating solutions for packaging and shipping challenges faced by e-commerce retailers and a variety of other sectors by maximizing efficiency, minimizing waste and reducing shipping costs.

UPS Unveils First Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle
UPS Unveils First Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

2 years ago - US 05/02/17 Atlanta, GA   First-of-its-Kind, Zero Tailpipe Emissions, Class 6 Delivery Truck   Uses Fuel Cell to Energize Vehicle Propulsion System   Prototype to Start Street Testing Later This Year

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The UPS Foundation Commits $14.1 Million To Humanitarian Relief & Community Safety
The UPS Foundation Commits $14.1 Million To Humanitarian Relief & Community Safety

2 years ago - Investing in the Enhancement of Humanitarian and Public Health Supply Chains in Africa and Around the World

UPS’ Mike Casteel on the Process of Shifting to Natural Gas Vehicles
UPS’ Mike Casteel on the Process of Shifting to Natural Gas Vehicles

2 years ago - UPS has announced plans to build an additional six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, and add 390 new CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The use of natural gas reduces greenhouse gas emissions six to 11 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Sustainable Brands spoke with Mike Casteel, UPS’ Director of Fleet Procurement, to discuss the company’s ongoing initiatives in natural gas-powered vehicles.

UPS Invests More Than $90 Million In Natural Gas Vehicles And Infrastructure
UPS Invests More Than $90 Million In Natural Gas Vehicles And Infrastructure

2 years ago - Building Six New CNG Fueling Stations and Adding Nearly 450 Alternative Fuel Vehicles

UPS Joins the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge
UPS Joins the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge

2 years ago - Mayor Kasim Reed announced recently that the city of Atlanta continues to lead the country with 111 million square feet of building space committed to reducing energy and water usage through the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge. UPS is the latest partner to join the challenge and has committed to reducing energy and water usage in more than one million square feet of commercial building space. The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge has a goal to reduce energy and water consumption by at least 20 percent in participating buildings across Atlanta by the year 2020. To date, the City of Atlanta has already achieved its 20 percent water reduction goal, and has reduced its energy consumption portfolio by 17 percent.

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