Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2017 – As part of UPS’s (NYSE: UPS) 15th annual Global Volunteer Month, over 270 UPS employees in Japan contributed more than 1,440 volunteer hours in October. This year, community efforts in Japan focused on charitable organizations that support the needs of local children as well as environmental conservation.
“Global Volunteer Month is part of UPS’s longstanding tradition of having the month of October dedicated to volunteerism which allows our employees to make a positive impact on the local community,” said Masato Umeno, President of UPS Japan. “We are very proud to have employees that share a common desire to build a stronger and more resilient community, and, who are willing to put their hands to work to make a difference.”
As a part of this year’s volunteer efforts, UPS employees in Japan participated in the following community initiatives:
Each year, UPS’s Global Volunteer Month mobilizes UPS employees around the world to dedicate their time volunteering in the communities in which the company operates. This year, UPS employees devoted more than 335,000 volunteer hours in October to 240 community service events taking place across North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA).
About The UPS Foundation
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2016, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $116 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation. To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_Foundation on Twitter.
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