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UPS Japan Employees Contribute More Than 1,440 Volunteer Hours to Build a More Resilient Community and Environment

  •  Community efforts help improve the lives of underprivileged children and environmental conservation
  • UPS is now more than 70% toward achieving its global goal of volunteering 20 million community service hours by the end of 2020

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:

  • UPS invited 10 children from Kodomo No Sato, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, financial, educational and emotional support to local disadvantaged children, to visit UPS’s package delivery facility at the Kansai International Airport for an educational tour.
  • Cooperated with environmental protection organizations Arakawa Clean Aid Forum, Umi Wo Tsukuru Kai, Urban Development Association of Aichi Prefectural Government and Mitsui V-Net to clean beaches, rivers and parks in the greater Tokyo area, Aichi and Hiroshima prefectures.
  • Cooperated with Tondabayashi No Shizen Wo Mamoru Kai to preserve the forest in Tondabayashi-city, Osaka, by pruning overgrown branches and stems of Japanese cedar trees.
  • Supported Family House, a non-profit organization that operates facilities to provide low-cost, and safe accommodations for families caring for children suffering from incurable diseases. UPS volunteers helped clean the facilities to provide a safe environment for the treatment of illnesses.
  • Assisted Telacoya 921, an association operating the Kodomo Toshokan (Children’s Library). Volunteers provided support for children who live far from local libraries by raising donations for children’s books and facilitating the loan and shipment of books to the library.
  • Conducted computer lessons at Chohu Gakuen, a group foster home for children between the ages of 2 to 18 years. UPS employees also helped the children create pencil boards with their favourite images.
  • Participated in the “Pink Ribbon Smile Walk” sponsored by Japan Cancer Society to raise public awareness of the importance of early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

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 To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_Foundation on Twitter.