UPS Continues Its Legacy of Community Support with Robust Year of Contributions

Fri Feb 1, 2013 10:00am EST

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Company and Employees Donated Almost $100 Million to Community-based
Organizations Around the Globe to Support Urgent Needs

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
* $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 

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 To get UPS news
direct, visit

Kristen Petrella

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