ATLANTA, Sept. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) was named to the Dow Jones SustainabilityTM World Index (DJSI World) for the fourth consecutive year and the Dow Jones SustainabilityTM North America Index for the 12th straight year. These indices are among the most highly-regarded metrics that evaluate global companies on their sustainability performance and positions UPS in the top 10 percent of sustainability performers among the 2,500 largest companies tracked in the S&PTM Global Broad Market Index.
“We’re proud to see the ongoing recognition of our sustainability work by the DJSI World and North America Indices,” said Tamara Barker, UPS chief sustainability officer and vice president of environmental affairs. “Our commitment to sustainability is unwavering and we have made great progress toward numerous goals that improve the environment and make us a stronger company.”
UPS recently announced that it reached its goal to drive 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet by the end of 2017 more than a year early. With more than 7,200 vehicles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, UPS currently drives more than 1 million miles globally each business day. By the end of 2016, UPS will have invested more than $750 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally since 2009.
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 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 3,400 companies were invited to participate in this year’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment.
UPS has been honored with several other sustainability distinctions over the past year, including:
- Recognized as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute for the tenth consecutive year.
- Received the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) distinction for the second consecutive year.
- Chosen by CR Magazine as one of “100 Best Corporate Citizens” for the seventh consecutive year.
- Named to the Civic 50 for the third time.
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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