Annual rankings recognize Canadian companies for corporate responsibility issues, including environmental initiatives, impact on local communities, treatment of employees and supply chain management.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 9, 2015 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced that the company has been named to Maclean's/L'Actualité's annual list of "50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada." The program audits and ranks companies in Canada on the basis of their performance across 75 different indicators including a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects tracked by Sustainalytics, a global responsible investment research firm specialized in ESG research and analysis.
Ranked among the top transportation and logistics companies, UPS's inclusion marks the fourth straight year the company has appeared on the prestigious list. UPS has a legacy of connecting and improving the communities where our employees live and work. In every aspect of the business UPS strives to do more, whether through efforts to lessen environmental impact, enhance the economy and develop empowered people.
In 2014, UPS employees dedicated over 70,000 hours to hundreds of charitable organizations across Canada. This was in addition to more than $460,000 given through The UPS Foundation Community Grant Program. Within its ground fleet in Canada, UPS continues to lessen its greenhouse gas emissions by implementing more efficient route planning to minimize environmental impact. For example, proprietary technology tells UPS drivers not to turn left. Avoiding left-hand turns saves time, is safer, reduces fuel use and lowers emissions – all while increasing efficiency and decreasing the number of total kilometers travelled. UPS works to reduce the amount of fuel required for those kilometers driven through advanced routing systems and diligent vehicle maintenance practices, helping UPS run efficiently. Careful route planning allows the ground fleet to service millions of customers a day without unnecessary overlap. In Canada, UPS operates an alternative fuel fleet with more than 830 vehicles. Using alternative fuel vehicles helps meet our goal of reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
"UPS is committed to operating with greater efficiencies and sustainably, so we can deliver to more customers in more places with less impact to the environment," said Gordon Reed, director of customer solutions, UPS Canada. "We are honoured to be recognized among such prominent companies as a corporate and social responsibility leader in Canada by Maclean's and L'Actualité.
In compiling its annual "50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations" list, Maclean's/L'Actualité's partner with Sustainalytics to examine company documents, media sources, online databases, government sources and NGO research, as well as direct communication with key stakeholders. The companies selected rank at the top of their respective industries in Sustainalytics' Global Platform. Companies must demonstrate strong public disclosure on environment, social governance indicators management and performance.
To view the complete Maclean's/L'Actualité's annual list of "50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada.", visit http://www.macleans.ca/economy/business/canadas-top-50-most-socially-responsible-companies/. For more information about The UPS Foundation initiatives, please visit UPS.com/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. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world. Learn more about our efforts at ups.com/sustainability. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at Longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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For further information: Media inquiries contact: Nikkol Zezza, Manager, Public Relations, UPS Canada, 905-676-1708