ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS® (NYSE: UPS) announced it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the second consecutive year, positioning the company in the top 10 percent of sustainability performers among the 2,500 largest companies tracked in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM. For the 10th straight year, UPS was also named to the DJSI North American Index.
Companies are selected based on an in-depth analysis of various economic, environmental, and social factors with an emphasis on long-term shareholder value. The DJSI, originating in 1999, was the first global index to provide complex benchmarks for measuring corporate sustainability. The use of primary research, rules-based methodology and focus on best-in-class companies by DJSI make these indices valuable tools for examining leading sustainability-driven companies around the globe. More than 3,000 companies are invited to participate in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment each year.
"We are thrilled to be a part of both the prestigious DJSI World Index as well as the DJSI North America Index," said Rhonda Clark, UPS chief sustainability officer. "UPS is committed to doing more to protect the environment, to enhance the economy, to develop empowered people and to connect communities worldwide. It is deeply rewarding to see UPS's extensive sustainability efforts making a difference."
Earlier this year, UPS was honored with several other sustainability distinctions, including recognition as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere Institute for the eighth consecutive year, being named among the "Best Global Green Brands" by Interbrand for the fourth consecutive year, and CR Magazine added UPS to their "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for the fifth consecutive year.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight, the facilitation of international trade and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably - for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world. Learn more about our efforts at ups.com/sustainability. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at ups.com®and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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