UPS Helps Canada Celebrate 150 Years

Limited edition express envelope recognizes 150 Canadian drivers in elite 'Circle of Honour'

TORONTO, June 29, 2017 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) Leading up to Canada 150, UPS Canada is revealing a limited edition express envelope featuring images of Canadian Circle of Honour members. For those consumers and businesses who ship using UPS Express® service, 360,000 limited edition envelopes will be available. There are 150 Circle of Honour inductees, an elite group of UPS drivers who have achieved 25 years without an at-fault accident.

"As we continue to invest in Canada and our drivers, we are proud to celebrate this country's accomplishments and diversity. This milestone is representative of the strength, success and resilience of our Canadian communities," says Christoph Atz, president, UPS Canada. "UPS has a commitment to our customers and the communities in which we live and serve. The Circle of Honour acknowledges those UPSers who go above and beyond to keep the streets safer for those around them."  

On March 31, John De Villers was inducted as the 150th Circle of Honour driver in Canada. MP for the riding of BrossardSaint-Lambert, Alexandra Mendès, helped celebrate the event. De Villers joined the company in 1990 and has been a driver for 27 years. De Villers began his career in Montréal and worked there until 1997 when he moved to the new facility in Brossard.

On behalf of De Villers' milestone, UPS Canada presented a $1,000 grant to L'Antre-Temps Longueuil, a charity chosen for his personal connection to the organization. L'Antre-Temps Longueuil started operations in 1985 and provides support to homeless youth and troubled teens.

UPS Canada also unveiled a birthday card to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. De Villers was the first employee to sign the card which is being circulated to UPS facilities across the country. Once the journey is complete, the card will have approximately 200 employee signatures and will be delivered to Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Karen McCrimmon, during the Canada Day celebrations at the Kanata Recreation Complex on July 1st.

UPS Canada drivers are among the safest on the roads, with less than six auto incidents for every 100,000 hours worked in 2016. Globally, more than 9,300 UPS drivers are members of the Circle of Honour. Collectively, these drivers have logged more than 22.5 billion kilometers and more than 266,554 years of safe driving through their careers.  

You can follow the birthday card journey on Twitter using the hashtag #RoadTo150COH. 

About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_Canada on Twitter.

SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.

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