A Third of UPS Singapore Employees Mobilised During 2011 Global Volunteer Month
SINGAPORE, November 3, 2011 - UPS (NYSE:UPS) employees in
Singapore were recognized for their volunteer efforts by the National Volunteer
& Philanthropy Centre when UPS Singapore was awarded the Corporate Volunteer
of the Year Award.
"Picking up the award marks a fitting end to our Global Volunteer Month this
year. This year we saw a third of UPS Singapore-based employees and their
families volunteer more than 1,500 hours in our annual Global Volunteer Month,"
said Pete Elroy, Vice President, Human Resources, UPS Asia Pacific Region.
In one of the biggest mobilizations in a single Singapore Global Volunteer
Month event, more than 170 employees and their families worked hand in hand with
The Nature Society to plant butterfly attracting shrubs at the Nassim Green for
the Butterfly Trail @ Orchard.
Other Global Volunteer Month activities in Singapore included:
- TOUCH Young Arrows - organised outings for needy and disadvantaged
- TOUCH Silent Club - organised and played in a Futsal match involving the
- YWCA - facilitated road safety education for YWCA Kids Club children at the
Road Safety Community Park
- Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled - supported their 13th
- Waterways Watch Singapore - Riverside Clean-up and Waterways
"The desire to give back to the community is so strong that every time we
conduct recruitment drives for volunteers, we end up with more volunteers than
what most of the non-governmental organizations require," said Ingrid
Sidiadinoto, Managing Director, UPS Singapore. "Volunteerism and philanthropy
has long been a part of our culture. We see the value of community service, both
in enhancing lives of individuals and also in developing the leadership talents
of our employees."
Along with the employees in Singapore, more than 6,000 UPS Asia Pacific
employees and their families contributed to nearly 26,000 volunteer hours
with over a quarter devoted to environmental efforts, such as cleaning
waterways, coastal cleaning, mountain trail cleaning and tree planting.
The UPS Foundation, currently celebrating its
60th anniversary, is responsible for facilitating UPS involvement in local,
national and global communities. In 2010, UPS and its employees, active and
retired, invested more than $95 million in charitable giving around the world.
The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS
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