Awards & Recognition

UPS has earned many excellence awards over time. Explore our accolades now.

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Business Excellence

2016

UPS is ranked No.1 in Transport Topics’ annual issue of Top 50 Logistics Companies in North America

UPS also ranked No. 8 on the top warehousing list, No. 10 on the top dedicated contract carriers list, No.15 for the top ocean freight forwarders, and fourth on the list of top air freight forwarders. Coyote Logistics, which UPS acquired in 2015, ranked No. 5 on the list of top freight brokerage firms.

11th Annual CECP Board of Boards Recognizes UPS’s David Abney

Fifty CEOs, including David Abney, Chairman and CEO of UPS convened at CECP’s 11th annual Board of Boards: Competing for the Long Run,February 29, 2016 in New York City. A Forbes-named top three “power player” event for CEOs, the Board of Boards is a closed-door, CEO-to-CEO forum on the case for thinking long-term about business and societal strategies.

UPS VP Alan Amling Named One of Global Trend Magazine's 13 Logistics Industry Thought Leaders

Executives from some of America’s top 3PLs that are moving the industry forward. As vice president, Supply Chain Solutions, Amling is an industry thought leader and 3D printing pioneer.

UPS Supply Chain Solutions Named One of Inbound Logistics' Top 3PLs

More than 13,000 voters completed the 2016 survey to show their logistics partners just how much they are appreciated. From procurement to transportation management, manufacturing to retailer, shippers from all parts of the supply chain across 55 different countries.

UPS Named A Leader In Gartner Magic Quadrant For 3PL, Worldwide

Gartner, Inc. has positioned UPS as a leader in the May 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics Providers, Worldwide (3PL). Gartner defines a Leader as those that “execute well against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow.

2015

Logistics Management Quest for Quality awards

UPS ranked in top 10 in six categories in Logistics Management’s 32nd Annual Quest for Quality Awards

2015 Inbound Logistics Readers’ Choice Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

UPS Supply Chain Solutions recently placed 5th for the Inbound Logistics Top 10 Reader's Choice 3PL Excellence Awards.

Top 50 Logistics Companies (#1) —Transport Topics

America's Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute

World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute

Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management-Goal Achievement - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management-Goal Achievement - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2014

The Civic 50 — Points of Light

#27 - Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands

#27 - Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands

Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Legacy award - The National Bar Association

The National Bar Association presented the 2014 Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Legacy award to UPS in recognition of the company's community leadership efforts.

eyefortransport's Annual North American 3PL Awards

Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains, Best 3PL for Pharma/Lifesciences/Healthcare Supply Chains, Best 3PL for Sustainability Supply Chains, and Best 3PL for Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chains

America's Most Reputable Companies (#2) - Forbes Magazine

America's Most Reputable Companies (#2) - Forbes Magazine

2013

Workforce Magazine Recognizes UPS with 2013 Optimas Award

Now in its 22nd year, Optimas award winners are selected by the Workforce editorial staff based on tangible business results. Winners are recognized for identifying a critical issue within their organization and successfully implementing an HR solution that generates significant results.

American Brand Excellence Awards

The Business Journals named both UPS and The UPS Store as Top 25 Brands in its tenth-annual American Brand Excellence Awards. In addition to being named as a top overall brand, UPS came in first in the Business Services category.

Over 2,200 small-to-mid-sized businesses owners and managers participated in the study. The winners were chosen as the brands who best met the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. The criteria used to select the winners include "easy to do business with," "industry leader," forward thinking," "for growing companies," "behaves ethically," "growing in popularity" and "has a good price for what you get."

Readers' Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards 2013

UPS Supply Chain Solutions is fourth in 2013 Inbound Logistics Readers' Choice: Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

2013 MSN Money Customer Service Hall of Fame

UPS places fourth in annual customer service survey.

UPS China wins "Industry Ethic Promotion" award

UPS China was recently presented an award by the Ethic and Cultural Cultivation Instructive Committee of State Post Bureau. The award recognizes UPS for its core value of integrity and excellence. UPS was chosen as the winner in the literature competition titled “Keeping Integrity as a Foundation Stone, while Setting Moral Example in the Industry”.

Public Affairs Manager of UPS China Wu Ying had compiled a report for the industry ethic promotion project in China in 2012, summarizing UPS’s culture and management in enhancing the integrity and professional ethics among our people. His report impressed the State Post Bureau, which resulted in the award.

The award demonstrates UPS’s core value of integrity and excellence is highly recognized in the express and logistics industry in China.

2012

UPS Among Best Global Brands

UPS was recognized as one of the top 100 global brands, according to Interbrand. The research firm evaluated each company's financial strength, and how the company's brand influences consumer demand, as well as the brand's ability to secure ongoing customer demand.

Global Brand Simplicity Index (#6) - Siegel + Gale

Global Brand Simplicity Index (#6) - Siegel + Gale

Customer Service Hall of Fame (#4) - MSN Money

Customer Service Hall of Fame (#4) - MSN Money

Brand Excellence Awards (Business Services) - The Business Journals

Brand Excellence Awards (Business Services) - The Business Journals

Brand Excellence Awards (Retail / The UPS Store) - The Business Journals

Brand Excellence Awards (Retail / The UPS Store) - The Business Journals

Top 10 in Reputation - Harris Interactive

UPS ranked #10 on Harris Interactive's latest Reputation Quotient (RQ) Study.

The 13th annual study scored U.S. companies based on six dimensions that influence reputation and consumer behavior: social responsibility, emotional appeal, financial performance, products and services, vision and leadership, and workplace environment. UPS ranked in the Top 10 this year and got the third highest score of all companies for "emotional appeal." The results are based on surveys of more than 17,000 members of the American general public.

The full list of the top 60 companies and other findings are at www.harrisinteractive.com.

Best Supporting Business award - HSN, Inc.

Best Supporting Business award - HSN, Inc.

2012 Training Top 125 - Training Magazine

2012 Training Top 125 - Training Magazine

UPS Social Media Customer Service Team for Front-Line Customer Service - Stevie Awards

UPS Social Media Customer Service Team for Front-Line Customer Service - Stevie Awards

#1 in Delivery, World's Most Admired Companies - FORTUNE

#1 in Delivery, World's Most Admired Companies - FORTUNE

Top North American 3PL - Logistics Quarterly

Top North American 3PL - Logistics Quarterly

Top 25 LTL Carriers (#4) - The Journal of Commerce

Top 25 LTL Carriers (#4) - The Journal of Commerce

Top 50 Global 3PLs - SupplyChainBrain

Top 50 Global 3PLs - SupplyChainBrain

Top 50 LTL Operators (#4) - The Journal of Commerce

Top 50 LTL Operators (#4) - The Journal of Commerce

Top 50 Trucking Companies (#1) - The Journal of Commerce

Top 50 Trucking Companies (#1) - The Journal of Commerce

Top 40 Global 3PLs (#10) - The Journal of Commerce

Top 40 Global 3PLs (#10) - The Journal of Commerce

Technology

2016

Drexel and CIO.com announce Analytics 50 winners

UPS recognized in first Drexel and CIO.com Analytics 50 Awards for Transportation technology.

UPS Wins 2016 CIO 100 Award For Package Network Visibility Tool

UPS was been named to the 2016 CIO 100 listing for the successful launch and integration of the UPS® Near Real-Time Service Performance Reporting tool (NRT) – marking the tenth time the company has been honored at the annual IDG CIO 100 Awards. The annual listing to recognize technology innovation is selected by the CIO editorial team, working with more than three dozen judges including industry experts, academics and former CIOs.

UPS Wins 2016 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award For Changing The Future Of Package Delivery

UPS won the prestigious INFORMS Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences for its proprietary routing software ORION (On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation).

UPS Receives Prestigious Informationweek Elite 100 “Decade” Award

UPS was recognized with a Decade Award, given to 10 companies that have averaged the highest rankings on the annual InformationWeek Elite 100 list over the past decade. UPS ranked 17 on the 2016 Elite 100 list for the integration of two services that are revolutionizing package delivery: the UPS My Choice® delivery service andUPS Access Point™ network. UPS also was selected as a finalist for a Business Innovator award in the category of customer experience.

2016 Constellation Research SuperNova Award for Matrix Commerce

UPS VP of Information Technology, Ken Finnerty, was honored for implementing and maintaining the UPS Access Point network and UPS My Choice.

UPS Wins Digital Edge 25 Award For Innovative Consumer Package Delivery Services

UPS received a Digital Edge 25 award for its successful integration of two innovative technology-driven consumer services, UPS My Choice® and the UPS Access Point network. The Digital Edge 25 awards, presented by the AGENDA16 conference and produced by IDG Enterprise, honor companies that put digital innovation at the center of their business and continually strive to be on the "edge" of digital disruption.

2014

CIO 100

UPS was recognized by IDG's CIO Magazine as a recipient of the CIO 100 Award for the successful deployment of its On-Road Integrated Optimization Navigation (ORION) analytics software.

Best Machine-to-Machine Implementation - Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise (CITE) Awards

Auto Arrive and Depart, a push-button communication between the mobile computers in UPS tractor trailers and the dispatch office at package sorting facilities that relays what is being brought into or removed from the property. This machine-to-machine (M2M) functionality replaces a manual process involving telephones and manual keying of information, saving time multiplied across tens of thousands of entrances and exits per day. Also provides near real-time ETAs of vehicles to UPS locations.

The UPS George D. Smith Prize for 2014

The winners of the 2014 award is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Leaders for Global Operations Program (LGO).  LGO is a two-year dual degree program.   Upon graduation, its students receive an MBA or MS from the MIT Sloan School of Management and an MS from one of seven MIT engineering programs.

InformationWeek Elite 100 (#22) - InformationWeek magazine

The Elite 100 is a selective annual ranking of business technology innovators and a successor to the InformationWeek 500 ranking of the past 25 years.

The 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders - Nick Costides, Vice President for Information Services, UPS

The 2014 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders - Nick Costides, Vice President for Information Services, UPS

2013

UPS won the TAG (Technology Association of Georgia) Excalibur Award in the large company category for ORION, the company's proprietary On-Road Integration Optimization and Navigation software

These awards recognize the companies throughout Georgia that demonstrate the best use of technology to solve complex business problems.

InformationWeek's 2013 listing of the Top 500 innovative companies

InformationWeek has published their annual ranking of the top 500 innovative companies. UPS is ranked as #45 out of 500. Companies are chosen based on their cutting-edge use of cloud, data analytics, social, and mobile technologies.

The 2013 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders - Juan Perez, Vice President for Information Services, UPS

The 2013 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders - Juan Perez, Vice President for Information Services, UPS

2012

InformationWeek 500 (#8) - InformationWeek magazine

UPS was ranked 8th overall on the InformationWeek 500 ranking of the most innovative U.S. users of business technology. UPS also earned an InformationWeek 500 Business Innovation award for UPS My Choice.

Transformational CIO Leadership Award - Dave Barnes, Senior Vice President and CIO

Presented by The Enterprise CIO Forum, the 2012 Transformational CIO Awards recognize CIOs on the leading edge of the strategic use of IT.

The InfoWorld 2012 Technology Leadership Awards - Laynglyn Capers, vice president for information services, UPS

Laynglyn Capers is among 11 technologists named a winner of the 2012 InfoWorld Technology Leadership Award for his leadership role in the development and deployment of UPS My Choice.

The award recognizes the most innovative technology leaders, for efforts in deploying, creating, repurposing, and managing technology for business benefit.

Laynglyn was recognized in the category of IT Management, which honors technologists who assert leadership in the realm of IT, typically around management and enablement of IT as a whole.

Sustainability

2016

UPS Awarded The ‘Hanse Globe’ For Sustainable City Logistics

UPS has been awarded the HanseGlobe 2016 for the logistics industry. The package service provider was awarded the prize for its city logistics concept, making emissions-reduced delivery possible in four German cities. In the presence of the Senator for Economic Affairs, Frank Horch, and more than 300 guests, Professor Dr. Peer Witten, the CEO of the Hamburg Logistics Initiative, presented the award at a gala dinner in the ceremony hall of Hamburg’s Town Hall.

UPS Named one of Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 50 Green Fleets

The Top 50 Green Fleets are chosen by Heavy Duty Trucking’s editors. All types and sizes of fleets are eligible, as long as they run medium- or heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

UPS Named To Dow Jones Sustainability World Index For Fourth Consecutive Year

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.

UPS Recognized by EPA with SmartWay Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented UPS with the SmartWay Excellence award which recognizes outstanding environmental performance and leadership.

UPS Named NBIC Best-Of-The-Best Top 30 Corporation For Employee & Supplier Diversity & Inclusion

UPS is proud to have been named among the 2016 Best-of-the-Best Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion by the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC). The recognition acknowledges UPS’s outstanding commitment to employee and supplier diversity and inclusion across community sectors. 

CN recognizes UPS for sustainability leadership under CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program

CN recognized UPS as one of its 22 customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives of the CN EcoConnexions program.

2015

Eco-Friendly Award

UPS was recognized with a 2015 Eco-Friendly Award from the Alpine Group, LLC, an Idaho-based transportation asset management company for collecting and moving more than 4.3 million pounds of recycling in 2014. The Eco-Friendly Awards program evaluation criteria also awarded extra merit for transportation safety awareness and in keeping America’s roads a safer place to travel.

America's Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute

World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute

Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management-Goal Achievement - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management-Goal Achievement - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2014

The Civic 50 — Points of Light

#27 - Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands

#27 - Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands

UPS Names to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

UPS 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.

UPS makes CDLI with a score of 100 out of 100

UPS secured a top ranking on the CDP's Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 companies for the fourth consecutive year. With a score of 100 out of 100, UPS ranked among the top ten percent of companies measured and one of only 14 to receive a score of 100.

#24 — 2014 CR Magazine's "100 Best Corporate Citizens"

#62 — 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings

BITC Named UPS Winner Of Its 2014 International Disaster Relief Award

UPS's Humanitarian Relief Program received the Business in the Community (BITC) International Disaster Relief Award.

 

#28 — Interbrand's Best Global Green Brands

United Way recognizes UPS

United Way Worldwide recognized UPS as one of its "Outstanding Strategic Partners," celebrating its long-term commitment, giving, volunteering, leadership and employee engagement which is making a lasting impact to improve lives and communities.

World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute

World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute

The World's Most Reputable Companies — Reputation Institute

UPS Recognized by Who's Who in Asian American Communities Alliance

Mike Arias, Vice President of Global Forwarding Sales at UPS was presented the 2014 WWAAC RICE Award. The recognition is given to individuals who embody the characteristics of - R for Respect, I for Inspiration, C for Commitment and E for Excellence. UPS has been a major sponsor of WWAAC for nine years since its inception and was presented the WWAAC Corporate Champion Award in 2009.

First American Corporate Leadership Award — National Center for American Indian Enterprise Developme

2014 Corporate Partner Award — Japanese American Citizens League

2013

UPS again scored 99 out of 100 in CDP's "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index" of SandP companies.

Full results can be found at: https://www.cdproject.net/CDPResults/CDP-Global-500-Climate-Change-Report-2013.pdf.

The Civic 50

UPS was recognized as one of America's most community-minded companies.

Corporate Social Responsibility Association of Turkey

At the CSR Marketplace event,UPS's Saglam Kobi project won 2 awards in 2 categories - "Social Innovation Award" and "The Best International Partnership Award".

Top Ranked Company in the Southeast Region - Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings

Top Ranked Company in the Southeast Region - Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings

Best Corporate Steward - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Business Civic Leadership Center

UPS's community investments are closely tied to areas in which the company knows its capabilities in shipping and logistics and its diverse global workforce can make a difference in road safety and disaster relief and for veterans. Learn more.

100 Best Corporate Citizens - Corporate Responsibility Magazine

100 Best Corporate Citizens - Corporate Responsibility Magazine

UPS's Kurt Kuehn is one of three recipients of The Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) 2013 C.K. Prahalad Award

The Corporate Eco Forum (CEF) announced at its 6th Annual Meeting in Chicago the winners of the 2013 C.K. Prahalad Awards: Vidal Garza Cantú of FEMSA Foundation, Hannah Jones of Nike, and Kurt Kuehn of UPS.

Natural Gas Vehicles for America honors UPS with 2013 Achievement Award

NGVAmerica publicly recognized UPS with the 25 Years of Exemplary NGV Industry Leadership award

UPS Named One of 2013’s Best Global Green Brands

Interbrand, one of the world’s leading brand consultancies, released its annual Best Global Green Brands report on Wednesday, June 12. UPS was once again among the top global companies recognized for sustainability excellence ---- this time coming in at 32 on the list of 50.

2013 Corporate Citizenship Film Festival Award - Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College

2013 Corporate Citizenship Film Festival Award - Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College

2013 UNICEF Global Philanthropist Award

4/23/2013  Dan Brutto was honored by the US Fund for UNICEF with the 2013 Global Philanthropist Award

UPS Honored in the Fifth Annual Listing of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada

Canada’s Top 50 Socially Responsible Companies were selected on the basis of their performance across a broad range of environmental, social, and governance indicators and rank at the top of their industry groups.

2013 Clean Air Award - Breathe California

A Blue Ribbon Panel of community leaders selected UPS as a recipient in the Innovative Strategy Category for initiative, leadership and outstanding contributions to clean air in the Sacramento region.

ET Scope 3 Disclosure Leader Award for the 2013 ET Global Carbon Rankings

A public rankings scoring of the world's largest companies according to greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure. UPS is being presented with this award in recognition of the high degree of its greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3) supply chain disclosure.

America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities - DiversityBusiness.com

America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities - DiversityBusiness.com

E3 Awards - Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

Making the Connections- honoring smart supply chain solutions: UPS, for its innovative supply chain solution model, creating efficient routing and network optimization and using an alternative fuel fleet to help deliver nearly 16 million packages each day to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

2012

World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute

World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute

Scored 99 out of 100 in Carbon Disclosure Project's "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index" of SandP companies

Scored 99 out of 100 in Carbon Disclosure Project's "Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index" of SandP companies

Best Global Green Brands - InterBrand

Best Global Green Brands - InterBrand

Sustainability Champions - Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings

Sustainability Champions - Southeastern Corporate Sustainability Rankings

100 Best Corporate Citizens - Corporate Responsibility Magazine

100 Best Corporate Citizens - Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Most Reputable Companies in the U.S. (#6) - The Reputation Institute

Most Reputable Companies in the U.S. (#6) - The Reputation Institute

UPS China receives Best Employer Award

UPS China recently received the "2011 China Best Employer Award" as result of a survey conducted by Zhaopin (one of the top Human Resources. agencies in China), Peking University Corporate Social Responsibility and Employer Brand Communication Center, and "Zhi Lai Zhi Wang" program on the China Education TV channel.

More than 1,100 companies participated in the survey, which was conducted between October, 2011, and February, 2012, across more than 20 cities in China. UPS was the only company in our industry to receive the award.

UPS China was also named a 2011 most popular employer in China by 51job Inc., a leading H.R. service provider in China. UPS was ranked first in the category of logistics and transportation industry.

UPS receives EPA Climate Leadership Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with its partner groups, recognized UPS with a Climate Leadership Award for Supply Chain Leadership.

UPS was given the award due to its transparency, leadership, and initiative in reducing its supply chain emissions as well as customer emissions. In 2010, UPS avoided nearly 3 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions while demand and services simultaneously increased.

UPS is also the first major U.S. logistics provider to offer a carbon-offset program. In 2010-2011, UPS matched $1 million in offsets purchased by consumers in order to reduce the carbon impact of their shipment.

World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute

World's Most Ethical Companies - Ethisphere Institute

America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities - DiversityBusiness.com

America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities - DiversityBusiness.com

Top 10 in Reputation - Harris Interactive

UPS ranked #10 on Harris Interactive's latest Reputation Quotient (RQ) Study.

The 13th annual study scored U.S. companies based on six dimensions that influence reputation and consumer behavior: social responsibility, emotional appeal, financial performance, products and services, vision and leadership, and workplace environment. UPS ranked in the Top 10 this year and got the third highest score of all companies for "emotional appeal." The results are based on surveys of more than 17,000 members of the American general public.

The full list of the top 60 companies and other findings are at www.harrisinteractive.com.

Supply Chain Leadership - EPA Climate Leadership Awards

Supply Chain Leadership - EPA Climate Leadership Awards