Decent Work and Economic Growth CSR News

UPS Stories | Passion, Purpose and Bow Ties

Article

Young entrepreneur Treandos is inspired.

Not only does he want to make the world a better and more colorful place via the unquestioned magic of the bow tie, he is also combatting a real and persistent issue in many communities … food insecurity.

For this enterprising kid, it’s where passion meets purpose.

With his drive to help others, he found an ally in UPS. Watch this Wishes Delivered video and see how one kid is making a difference in a grown up world.

UPSers in select cities wore gold bow ties on Nov. 20 as part of #BowTieDay and #WishesDelivered. 

UPS News | UPS Foundation Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Top Citizenship Award

Article

When businesses create shared value — aligning corporate citizenship with business strategy, engaging their people to act with purpose, and leveraging their strengths to deliver good — they drive powerful, positive change. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognized UPS for doing just that.

UPS News | UPS Teams With Atlanta-Area Organizations To Give Old Uniforms New Life

Summary: 
  • Following first major redesign in decades to uniforms worn by 125,000 drivers worldwide, thousands of old uniforms are being upcycled into leashes for homeless dogs
  • Using a donation from UPS, program benefits work of Decatur-based Initiative for Affordable Housing
  • Leashes being provided to Best Friends Animal Society’s Lifesaving Center in Atlanta
Press Release
  • Following first major redesign in decades to uniforms worn by 125,000 drivers worldwide, thousands of old uniforms are being upcycled into leashes for homeless dogs
  • Using a donation from UPS, program benefits work of Decatur-based Initiative for Affordable Housing
  • Leashes being provided to Best Friends Animal Society’s Lifesaving Center in Atlanta

Ecocentricity Blog: Rent a COP

By: John A. Lanier
Summary: 

Participants at Mock COP will experience keynotes, panels, workshops and caucuses structured around five climate themes: climate justice, education, health, green jobs, and carbon reduction targets.

Blog

Participants at Mock COP will experience keynotes, panels, workshops and caucuses structured around five climate themes: climate justice, education, health, green jobs, and carbon reduction targets.

UPS Longitudes | Flying to New Heights

Jae Brown @ Fly Vekter
Article

Knowledge is power. More specifically, knowledge about technology is power.

That’s why I devote my time to bringing the drone industry to as many people as possible (even in the face of an unprecedented global pandemic).

I started my business, Fly Vekter, in late 2017. Why? Because I wanted to leverage drones before they went mainstream, while I could still find a way to differentiate myself from the competition.

UPS Longitudes | Sustainable Development in a Post-COVID World

Penny Naas @ UPS
Article

This year has unleashed an onslaught of global challenges: natural disasters, economic volatility, social protests and a pandemic that has upended our way of life and illuminated longstanding inequities. 

At the same time, as we begin to look to the future, we see some bright spots in terms of how companies are looking at the lessons from the past few months. Corporations have an opportunity to change the status quo, question decisions and start with a clean slate to develop more sustainable and equitable work policies, processes, products and investments.

Responsible Business Alliance Foundation Receives Second $1M Grant From Walmart Foundation to Continue Ethical Recruitment Programs

Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, November 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the RBA Foundation has received a $1.1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to continue to build on its efforts promoting safe worker migration in Malaysia through the transformation of recruitment practices in supply chains and engaging with job seekers earlier in their recruitment journey.

UPS Longitudes | Women Small Business Owners Look Beyond the Pandemic

Nikki Brown @ SHE Media
Article

In a year unlike any other, with COVID-19 shutdowns disrupting millions of small businesses, the pandemic has proven especially disheartening for women entrepreneurs.

According to a study by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the number of women business owners dropped roughly 25 percent in the United States between February and April alone.

UPS Longitudes | Pursuing a More Equitable World

Marc Morial @ National Urban League
Article

Deadly disease; economic hardship; racial unrest — the United States is living through a triple pandemic. For more than a century, the National Urban League has been an economic first responder, helping families through their most trying crises. Now, in this triple pandemic, we’re rising to the challenge with urgency, expertise and deep compassion.

UPS Longitudes | Shedding New Light on Supply Chain Visibility

Philippe Gilbert @ UPS
Article

Supply chain visibility is not a new concept. But true, real-time, end-to-end supply chain visibility is something few companies have been able to obtain due to the inherent complexities and investment required.

COVID-19 has been a stark reminder that a lack of visibility leaves companies struggling without the tools to make the important, timely decisions needed to steer their organizations in the right direction.

Pages

Subscribe to Decent Work and Economic Growth