ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS®(NYSE: UPS) was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the third consecutive year. This index is one of the most highly-regarded sustainability indices that evaluates global companies on their sustainability performance. This ranking positions UPS 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 11th straight year, UPS also was named to the DJSI North America Index. These indices help investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolio decisions.
"It is rewarding and exciting to see UPS's industry-leading efforts in sustainability recognized by both the prestigious DJSI World Index as well as the DJSI North America Index," said Rhonda Clark, UPS chief sustainability officer and vice president of environmental affairs. "We have worked hard to make a difference with our sustainability efforts. We will continue to set goals that improve the environment and the communities in which we live and work."
Earlier this year, UPS helped launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge at the White House and pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 20 percent by 2020. UPS also recently announced that it plans to purchase up to 46 million gallons of renewable diesel fuel over the next three years. These efforts build upon UPS's 14.1 percent reduction in carbon intensity in 2014 from a 2007 baseline.
Companies are selected for inclusion on DJSI based on an in-depth analysis of various economic, environmental and social factors with an emphasis on long-term shareholder value. Created in 1999, the DJSI is 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 3,400 companies were invited to participate in this year's Corporate Sustainability Assessment.
UPS has been honored with several other sustainability distinctions, including recognition as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere in 2015, being named among the "Best Global Green Brands" by Interbrand in 2014 for the fourth consecutive year, and CR Magazine named UPS to its "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for the sixth consecutive year in 2015.
For more information on UPS's sustainability initiatives, please visit www.ups.com/sustainability.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying 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 longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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