UPS Awards $1.9 Million to Environmental Groups
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA - November 18, 2010 - Grants Target Climate Change, Renewable Energy And Resource Conservation
The UPS Foundation (NYSE:UPS) today announced nine grants totaling nearly $2 million dedicated to environmental programs and organizations worldwide.
The UPS Foundation grants will address issues of climate change, renewable energy, resource conservation and other environmental causes that are championed by UPS volunteers.
"UPS employees are actively engaged in building stronger and more sustainable communities," said Eduardo Martinez, director of philanthropy and corporate relations for The UPS Foundation. "Our financial contributions support the overall commitment of our people and our communities as they work to improve the planet."
The UPS Foundation added environmental sustainability to its official philanthropic focus areas in 2008. Grants are provided to both U.S. and international organizations; local grants are recommended by UPS employee committees, reaffirming the belief that global issues are sometimes best solved with local solutions.
UPS (NYSE:UPS) is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. 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. UPS promotes community involvement through its on-going volunteerism and grant programs, environmental sustainability and corporate philanthropy. In 2009, UPS's charitable contributions totaled nearly $100 million and UPS employees and their families contributed more than 1.2 million hours of volunteer service. The company can be found on the web at UPS.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.