United Parcel Service (UPS) has received the 2007 Vision for America Award from Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Keep America Beautiful is a nonprofit community improvement organization.

Michael L. Eskew, chairman and CEO of UPS accepted the award on behalf of UPS and its 425,000 employees worldwide. The Vision for America Award is presented annually to leaders and corporations whose personal and corporate commitment has enhanced civic, environmental and social stewardships.

Keep America Beautiful recognized UPS for its volunteerism and environmental sustainability. Commissioner John J. Doherty of the New York Department of Sanitation joined Keep America Beautiful in recognizing UPS for this award.
“Keep America Beautiful is proud to present this award to UPS,” said Keep America Beautiful President G. Raymond Empson. “The company’s enlightened approached to the environment and sustainability serves as a shining example for all of Corporate America.”

“When Jim Casey founded UPS in 1907, he not only established a new way of looking at business that embraced community, ethics and integrity,” said Barry Caldwell, senior vice president, governmental affairs and corporate communications, Waste Management and chairman of the board of Keep America Beautiful. “This legacy lives on in today’s UPS.”

“At UPS, we truly believe you can work green and work smart at the same time,” said Eskew. “We believe when you combine these elements, you can meaningfully touch people, the planet, and profitability. That’s why UPS will continue to practice corporate stewardship at every step of the way…because our job is never finished.”

Volunteerism is a critical part of the UPS culture. Another factor in KAB’s selection of UPS for this award was UPS’s commitment to volunteerism and its sponsorship of KAB’s Volunteer Management Program.

UPS’s Neighbor to Neighbor employee volunteer program alone logs 1 million hours each year. UPS, its employees and retirees have also been a top contributor to the United Way for the past seven years.




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