ATLANTA, March 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it has been recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company for the tenth consecutive year by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
“At UPS, operating as an ethical company means doing what we say we will do, in business conduct, in our impact on the environment and in how we touch the lives of people in the communities where we live and work. Operating with high ethical standards internationally is part of the culture of UPS and this commitment is shared throughout our organization,” said Mohammad Azam, UPS chief compliance officer.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Ethisphere Institute and the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation which recognizes those companies that align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today. The Ethisphere Institute will release best practices and insights from the 2016 honorees, including UPS, later in the year through a whitepaper and infographics.
“A common theme among the 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies is a drive to improve corporate integrity in a way that impacts the world,” explained Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “UPS’s Committed to MoreTM motto is demonstrated not only through their CSR efforts, but by the recognition of their role in the global business community and the value this creates for their investors, customers and employees. Congratulations to everyone at UPS for being recognized as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company!”
UPS has been honored recently with several other corporate citizenship and sustainability distinctions. The company received a perfect score of 100 from the CDP for the second straight year, was a recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Excellence Award, was included on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the third consecutive year and was named as one of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by CR Magazine for the sixth consecutive year.
The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ (EQ) framework. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%) and provided to all companies who participate in the process.
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.
About the Ethisphere Institute
The Ethisphere® Institute is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA) and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with the publication of Ethisphere magazine. More information about Ethisphere can be found at: http://ethisphere.com.
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