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Taiwan Emp. Delivered Nearly 1,500 Hrs. of Service in 2011 Devoted to Enviornmental Sustainability
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UPS Taiwan's Volunteerism Grew 105% with Emphasis on Environment & Sustainability Initiativies

Taiwan, January 11, 2012 - UPS (NYSE:UPS) employees across Taiwan participated in ten activities throughout October in 2011.  Adding to UPS Taiwan's tradition of supporting non-profit groups in Taiwan, 448 employees and their families contributed 1,486 hours toward local community environmental organizations and initiatives. The volunteer hours in 2011 surged 105 percent over the same period in 2010, an indication of just how important volunteerism is to UPS.

"Environmental protection has long been a responsibility for UPSers," said Anita Li, general manager of UPS Taiwan. "Last year, UPS Taiwan partnered with several local environmental groups, dedicated to coastal cleanups and eco protections. Through our volunteer efforts, UPS employees not only participate during the activities, they are also expected to integrate eco protections into daily practice, exerting positive effects for our society."

At the International Coastal Cleanup Activity held in conjunction with The Society of Wilderness, UPSers and their families collected hundreds of kilograms of rubbish on the beaches of Taipei and Hsinchu. The rubbish was then sorted and recorded. The data recorded will contribute to further research in hopes of finding better ways for long-term sustainability of the Taiwan coastline.

Another highlight of the Global Volunteer Month in Taiwan was participating in eco tours of wetlands and maritime space around the Fugui Cape Lighthouse with the Taiwan Association for Marine Environment Education.  UPS staff and their families learned how to protect the marine environment and maintain environmental sustainability through clearing man-made rubbish and eliminating non-native plant species.

UPS employees and family members in Taiwan also participated in other environment and sustainability events during Global Volunteer Month, in conjunction with these organizations:

  • Wetlands Taiwan
  • Water Resources Department, New Taipei City Government
  • Taiwan Academy of Ecology

To mark Global Volunteer Month 2011, UPS Asia Pacific employees and families delivered 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.  Contributing to these hours were more than 6,000 UPS employees and their families, continuing the company's legacy of giving and service.

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