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Press Release
UPS Recognized As One Of World’s Most Ethical Companies For Eleventh Consecutive Year

US 03/13/17 Atlanta, GA

US 03/13/17

Atlanta, GA

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute as a World’s Most Ethical Company for the eleventh consecutive year. The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, honored UPS in the Logistics & Transportation category.

“At UPS, operating in an ethical manner means standing by our principles and delivering on our word through our business operations, sustainability standards, and, how we impact the lives and communities where we live and work,” said Mohammed Azam, UPS chief compliance officer. “We work hard to have high ethical standards in all our efforts across the globe. It’s part of our culture and shared throughout our organization.”

This year marks the eleventh anniversary of the Ethisphere Institute and the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation, which recognizes those companies that align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and, in doing so, shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today. The Ethisphere Institute will release best practices and insights from the 2017 honorees, including UPS, later in the year through a whitepaper and infographics.

“Over the last eleven years we have seen the shift in societal expectations, constant redefinition of laws and regulations, and, the geo-political climate. We have also seen how companies honored as the World’s Most Ethical respond to these challenges. They invest in their local communities around the world, embrace strategies of diversity and inclusion, and, focus on long term-ism as a sustainable business advantage,” explained Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "Congratulations to everyone at UPS for being recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company."

UPS has been honored recently with several other corporate citizenship and sustainability distinctions. The company received a perfect score of 100 from the Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign, was a recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Excellence Award, and, was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the fourth consecutive year.

The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ framework. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%), and, are provided to all companies who participate in the process.

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit or follow @UPS_News.

About the Ethisphere Institute

The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere magazine. More information about Ethisphere can be found at:

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