UPS Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Second Consecutive Year

US 09/29/14

Atlanta, GA

For 10th Straight Year, UPS named to DJSI North America Index

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.

About UPS

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. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS was awarded America’s Best Customer Service company for Shipping and Delivery services by Newsweek magazine; Fortune magazine’s Most Valuable Brand in Transportation; and top rankings on the JUST 100 list for social responsibility, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and the Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, among other prestigious rankings and awards. The company can be found on the web at or and its corporate blog can be found at The company’s sustainability eNewsletter, UPS Horizons, can be found at . To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.


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