ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPS (NYSE: UPS) today released highlights of another year of strong corporate support for communities around the world in 2012. With more than $97.5 million in cumulative donations, the company also exceeded previous records for the overall volunteer hours documented by employees worldwide and the number of organizations served. Additionally, UPS continues to be one of United Way’s largest contributors, donating more than $55 million in 2012 and stands alone in contributing more than $1 billion to the United Way over the past 30 years.
“We combine our philanthropy with the volunteer spirit and skills of UPS employees worldwide to create a unique and powerful way to positively impact and help save lives in our global communities,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “We are proud to give to a diverse array of programs, causes and organizations that reflect our values, strengths and the immediate needs of our communities – and we do so in a significant way.”
Established in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads UPS’s corporate citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating the company’s involvement with local, national and global communities. Throughout the year, The UPS Foundation invests time and financial support around four pillars that align with the company’s corporate values and business expertise – community safety, diversity, environmental sustainability and volunteerism.
Highlights from this year’s corporate citizenship efforts include:
- $97.5 million in cumulative charitable giving for the year
- $55 million contributed for United Way
- $10 million donated for various international grants, sponsorships and programs
- $9.4 million in local grants across the U.S.
- More than 1.8 million volunteer hours recorded by employees worldwide
- 4,404 non-profit organizations served globally
As the world’s largest package delivery company and one of the leading global providers of specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS has also supported more than 200 humanitarian relief programs in 35 countries. This includes programs that prepare communities for a crisis, providing them with urgent relief when a crisis occurs and post-crisis recovery phase support. Through a combination of in-kind shipments, technical and expertise sharing and funding of relief organizations, UPS contributed in excess of $6.5 million last year. This includes areas impacted by natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac as well as global crises in the Sudan and the Congo.
“Throughout our history, The UPS Foundation has evolved to meet the changing needs of communities across the globe,” said Martinez. “We strongly encourage our employees to support causes that matter to them and we continue to find meaningful ways to give to help build stronger and safer communities.”
For more information about UPS’s corporate giving, please visit www.UPS.com/foundation.
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, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011, is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2012, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $97.5 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, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.