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UPS Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn Honored for Sustainability Leadership
Corporate Eco Forum

Congratulations to UPS CFO Kurt Kuehn, who was named a winner of the 2013 C.K. Prahalad Global Sustainability Leadership Award on Monday, June 24th!

Presented annually by the Corporate Eco Forum, the award recognizes exceptional, globally-significant private sector action that exemplifies the fundamental connection between sustainability, innovation and long-term business success in a globalizing world.

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Taking Pride in Heritage: UPSer Honored as Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever
Frank Perez

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility honored UPSer Frank Perez earlier this year as a Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever. With Hispanic Heritage Month underway, this seemed the perfect time to sit down with Perez and discuss his thoughts on the award, his responsibilities working in Industrial Engineering at UPS, and other things he’s involved in at the company and in the community.

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Transformational CIO Video Series: Business and IT Transformation
CIO

Dave Barnes was recently honored by The Enterprise CIO Forum as a Transformational CIO who has demonstrated clear and tangible leadership qualities in the strategic use of IT to transform an organization.

Dave participated in a video interview to discuss business and IT transformation and how IT serves to transform business for growth.

Image is Everything
UPS driver in Germany

Quality, exceptional service, variety, reliability and cost efficiency have gone into crafting UPS’s products and services for more than a century. It’s a standard that’s been set by our founder, Jim Casey.

As the needs of customers have changed, so has UPS. With an unmatched portfolio to get you those new hot pink stilettos, shiny golf clubs, latest gadget, prescription medicine or grandma’s cookies, UPS is committed to getting your package where it needs to be on time and with a smile.

Recently, UPS was rewarded an Image Award by the German publication VerkehrsRundshau magazine for placing first in the “Courier, Express and Parcel Services” category of its Image-Ranking survey. This is an opinion poll to gauge the image and awareness levels of the leading companies offering commercial vehicles and products and services for commercial vehicle fleets.

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In Sustainability Report Season, an Award Put Efforts into Focus
Landscape

It’s that time of year again. Sustainability leaders are cranking through reams of data and copy as they prepare for the annual corporate Sustainability Report season.

A credible report means meticulously examining the numbers that indicate your company’s environmental, social and economic impact and then putting it in context. The data must serve a wide variety of stakeholders so that they can find the information they want, evaluate its importance and then make an informed decision about their business partners.

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A UPS Champion of Sustainability is Honored by the EPA
David Guernsey

Sometimes nice guys DO finish first.

David Guernsey, a member of UPS’s Corporate Sustainability Team, has been honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his long-term contribution to advancing the EPA’s SmartWay program. The SmartWay program helps businesses assess and reduce fuel use and emissions from shipping. Created in 2004, the program addresses the marketplace’s growing need for a transparent and sophisticated level of carbon footprint assessment.  This is the first time the agency has honored individuals as “SmartWay Champions.”

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‘DC-8 Generation’ Mechanic wins Aviation Industry Award

Being a line maintenance mechanic for nearly 56 years has helped Robert “Bob” Taylor see the world. It has also enabled him to receive the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award, one of the most prestigious awards presented to an aviation employee by the FAA.

The FAA presented Taylor with the award March 28, at the recommendation of his management team in the Las Vegas and Ontario, Calif., gateways.

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Celebrating Women of Achievement
Caroline Henley (Girls Inc. National Scholar) and Teri McClure

Caroline Henley (Girls Inc. National Scholar) and Teri McClure, photo: Alan Perlman Photography

This past week, our own Teri Plummer McClure, senior vice president of legal, compliance & public affairs and general counsel & corporate secretary at UPS, was honored at 2011 Girls Inc. New York Luncheon Celebrating Women of Achievement. 

Teri was joined by top female executives from the PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Rite Aid, Gensler and American Express who, through their work and example, are creating a better future for girls. This is the 27th year that Girls Inc. has celebrated such individuals and the Girls Inc. mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and BOLD. Pretty cool!

Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, through a network of local organizations in the United States and Canada. In 2009, Girls Inc. reached more than 900,000 girls through Girls Inc. affiliates and educational publications. UPS regularly donates to Girls Inc. and our employees volunteer with local affiliates in the US and Canada.

Green Shopping (And Shipping) Made Easy!
Climate Counts

Every year Climate Counts, an environmental advocacy group, publishes its rankings on which companies are positively addressing climate change. For the second year, UPS tops the list for consumer shipping. The timing couldn’t be better for our customers who care about the environment. It’s the holiday season and shopping and shipping is in full force.

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UPS Ranks Among Top 50 on Interbrand’s List of Best Global Brands

For the sixth consecutive year, UPS has been named to Interbrand’s list of 100 Best Global Brands. UPS ranked among the Top 50 around the world at No. 31 and is also the only transportation company to appear on the list.

According to Interbrand, a leading brand consultancy that has produced the Best Global Brands list since 2001, the companies were rated on the value of their brands as determined by three key factors: financial performance, the role the brand played in influencing purchase decisions and the strength of the brand to continue to secure earnings for the company. UPS’s brand value is estimated at US$11.8 billion.

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