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What Backing Up has to do with Our Corporate Safety Culture
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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?

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4 Ways to Deliver the Perfect Valentine’s Day
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Wait, it’s February 1st already? You know what that means: Valentine’s Day is just two short weeks away. Time to start planning the perfect day for your sweetheart: beautiful flowers, a decadent lobster dinner, tasty sweets, and hey, maybe even a little something that sparkles.

Today, Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world with a variety of different customs and traditions. In the United States, it’s one of the biggest gift-giving days of the year. According to this survey from the National Retail Federation, consumers are expected to spend $18.6 billion in 2013. And more than one-quarter of folks will shop online. That’s a lot of love to go around!

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EndoChoice & 3 Keys to Growth: People. Products. Logistics. [Video]
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One cool thing about working at UPS is the chance to learn about the many different types of companies we serve, and how their supply chains factor into their success.  Healthcare companies are some of the most interesting: they make products that patients’ lives may literally depend on, and their supply chain needs can be quite specialized and complex. It can be pretty radical stuff!

To see what I’m talking about, check out this video profiling UPS customer EndoChoice Inc., “a platform technology company providing devices, diagnostics and procedural support for specialists treating a wide range of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases.” Talk about specialization! EndoChoice has been on the Inc. 500 list for the past three years, and CEO Mark Gilreath has some nice insights on how logistics was one key to their rapid growth.

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Talkin’ Sustainable Logistics @ FORTUNE Brainstorm Green
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Next week, from April 16-18, a few UPS executives including our Chief Operating Officer David Abney and UPS Chief Sustainability Officer Scott Wicker will be heading west to attend FORTUNE Brainstorm Green (UPS is a sponsor).  It’s a conference that brings together business people, government policymakers, investors and non-profit leaders to talk about the business of sustainability. I had the chance to catch up with Scott to discuss his thoughts on the conference and what he’s hoping to get out of the event.  Check out the video below…


While the conference is invitation-only, the folks at FORTUNE stream most of the discussions live online (register here), so we thought we’d discuss a few over at facebook.com/ups:

April 16th @345p EDT:
THE GREEN CONSUMER: HOW NEW MEDIA IS CHANGING THE GAME

April 17th @1015a EDT:
ENGAGING THE CEO AND THE BOARD

April 18th @1020a EDT:
WHAT IS NATURE WORTH?

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