UPS: Commitment to Sustainability

We only have one Earth.
We're working to make it more sustainable.

Last year, The UPS Foundation provided $50.7 million million in global philanthropy to non-profit organizations. Additionally, UPS employees and retirees contributed $51.3 million to United Way, and UPS employees and their families recorded 1.8 million hours of volunteer service on six continents to help make our world more sustainable.

We've got a rich tradition and history of giving back to the earth and its inhabitants. It's part of the corporate culture that has spanned more than 100 years.

From safety and volunteerism to diversity and our commitment to the environment, our commitment to sustainability grows year over year, whether it's planting trees at places like Philadelphia International Airport or planting an organic garden at our corporate offices.

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  • Provided $7.5 million in humanitarian relief funding and assisted with 250 humanitarian shipments across 46 countries.
  • Helped more than 5,000 teens graduate from the UPS Road Code™ program and launched a new location in Shanghai, China Mainland.
  • Donated more than 8,000 helmets to students and teachers in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam

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  • Provided $2.4 million to build volunteer capacity and improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations.
  • UPSers and their family members contributed 1.8 million hours of volunteer service in 2013.
  • During our Global Volunteer Month (GVM) in October, more than 20,000 UPSers recorded more than 300,000 hours of service in more than 50 countries.

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  • Provided over $7.5 million to support economic empowerment, education, and leadership development for underserved or underrepresented populations.
  • Supported diverse initiatives for veterans of the U.S. military, including programs to promote job access and vocational training for veterans.

Learn About Our Commitment to Hiring Veterans

Environmental Sustainability

  • Provided nearly $4 million for environmental initiatives around the world focused on climate change, renewable energy, and resource conservation.
  • Planted more than 1.3 million trees around the world as part of our Global Forestry Initiative and committed to planting a million more in 2014.

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Sustainability in Mind

UPS recently set a new goal: to drive 1 billion miles in our alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by the end of 2017, more than tripling the 295 million miles that were driven by these vehicles in 2012.

Learn More

  • Discover: UPS Sustainability Report (In English Only)

    Get the details on our commitment to social and environmental responsibility.
  • Watch and Learn: UPS Connections

    See our approach to sustainability and learn how we achieve results for our customers, communities, and our company worldwide.

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