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The UPS Foundation

See what The UPS Foundation is doing to support communities around the world
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UPS founder Jim Casey established The UPS Foundation in 1951 with a mission to help build stronger and more resilient communities around the world. The Foundation's current philanthropic approach focuses on four areas that represent the purpose of our mission and reflect UPS's corporate values and expertise.

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The UPS Foundation Commits $14 Million to Support Community Safety Programs

Company Increases Humanitarian Program 40% Worldwide
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ATLANTA, March 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - With the world refugee crisis growing and the risk of other humanitarian tragedy increasing, The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), will award the highest amount of grant funding and in-kind support ever to advance humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery programs. In addition, it will expand its support and expertise to help make roads safer around the world for drivers, passengers and pedestrians.

Safe Community Grant Helps Saskatchewan Volunteers Douse Prairie Fires


Volunteer firefighters are real-life action heroes — without the set, the director, and the special effects. But even a hero can use a hand every now and then.

“One thing we’d identified that we were sorely missing, for some time, was a rapid-response vehicle that would get us to grass fires within our rural municipality,” recalls Dave Campbell, longtime chief of the Balgonie, Sask., Fire Department.

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Union Pacific Recognizes Companies for Chemical Transportation Safety

Press Release

Omaha, Neb., May 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Union Pacific Railroad named 63 companies as annual Pinnacle Award recipients for chemical transportation safety. The award recognizes Union Pacific customers that implemented successful prevention and corrective plans and achieved a rate of zero non-accident releases (NARs) for regulated hazardous materials shipments.

What Backing Up has to do with Our Corporate Safety Culture


A company’s culture can show itself in unique ways. At some companies, you’ll see it in how people talk, or dress, or start a meeting. If you ever visit a UPS facility, even our corporate headquarters, the first place you’ll get a glimpse of the culture is out in the parking lot.

When you first drive in, something may seem a little off. At first, you can’t quite figure out what it is. And then…. It hits you. Look closely at the picture above. Do you see it?

What 1,283 UPS Drivers Have Been Doing for the Last 25 Years


At UPS, we are known for our iconic drivers. UPS customers have come to count on them for 105 years. They’re trusted, familiar faces in neighborhoods and businesses across the globe. But our drivers are more than helpful and friendly—they’re also very safe.

New Study Finds Teenagers at Greatest Risk for Pedestrian Injuries

Back to School Alert: Child Pedestrian Injuries Highest in September
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Safe Kids Worldwide 15-Year Trend Report Finds Young Walkers Safer Today; Teens Now Most Vulnerable Age

(3BL Media) Washington, DC – August 30, 2012 – School supplies are bought, backpacks are ready. Parents have planned how their kids will get to school. But one thing parents might not think to do is talk to their children about walking there safely, particularly their teenagers.  Here’s why it’s important: teenagers are now the most at-risk youth for pedestrian injuries, according to a new study released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx. 

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