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

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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.

Ecolab Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Index recognizes leading global sustainability-driven companies
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ST. PAUL, Minn., November 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World), which tracks the leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies globally.

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

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  • 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
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  • 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

Pandemic-Driven Concerns Prompt A Recycling Wake-Up Call

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Has the COVID-19 pandemic made you more or less likely to recycle and do other things that are good for the environment? According to a recent survey we sponsored, 58% of us are reevaluating our eco-friendly habits as a result of the pandemic, pointing to at least one positive outcome from a very stressful 2020. 
 

Back From the Ashes

Stepping up to the challenge, Madagascar’s youth are restoring forests after years of degradation
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This piece was written by A.G. Klei, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Madagascar’s Senior Development and Outreach Communications Advisor, and Mialy Randriamampianina, Communications Officer for the USAID Mikajy environmental activity in Madagascar.
 
This post originally ran on USAID’s Medium Blog.
 

Determining the True Cost of Water

Your Facility’s First Step in Managing a Finite Resource
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Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects.

UPS Longitudes | A Small Business With a Big Appetite and a Five-Star Distribution Partner

Sarah Matheson @ Hungry Harry's
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Our son Harry was 3 years old when one bite of a cookie containing nuts sent him to the hospital with anaphylactic shock. It was a terrifying way to learn that Harry — like many other children — has a life-threatening allergy to nuts.

About 32 million Americans have food allergies. The allergies affect another 89 million Americans who take care of family members and friends unable to tolerate certain products. Worldwide, hundreds of millions of people deal with food allergies.

UPS Longitudes | Sustainable Development in a Post-COVID World

Penny Naas @ UPS
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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.

UPS Longitudes | Women Small Business Owners Look Beyond the Pandemic

Nikki Brown @ SHE Media
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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
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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.

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