UPS Announces Global Forestry Initiative

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UPS Announces Global Forestry Initiative

Almost $2 Million in Grants to Support Tree Planting and Forest Preservation
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Nearly $2 million in new environmental grants will be distributed by The UPS Foundation in collaboration with some of the world's leading environmental organizations to manage and preserve forests in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Brazil and China. The company will provide both financial and employee volunteer support.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 12:45pm

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA -  October 04, 2011 - The UPS Foundation (NYSE: UPS) today announced a new environmental initiative with funding to help plant, protect and preserve trees in urban and rural areas in the United States and around the world.

Nearly $2 million in new environmental grants will be distributed by the Foundation. UPS is collaborating with some of the world's leading environmental organizations to manage and preserve forests in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Brazil and China. The company will provide both financial and employee volunteer support.

"Preserving the world's forests is critical to reducing carbon, combating climate change and protecting the planet's atmosphere," said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation. "UPS long has sought to be part of the solution when it comes to the environment, and this combination of financial support and local UPS volunteers continues that commitment."

Continue reading about UPS's Global Forestry Initiative.

 

About UPS


UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. 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 blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS

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