UPS Named A Top NBIC Best-Of-The-Best Corporation For Second Consecutive Year

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UPS Named A Top NBIC Best-Of-The-Best Corporation For Second Consecutive Year

Top 40 Ranking Recognizes UPS’s Commitment to Cross-Segment Diversity and Inclusion
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Top 40 Ranking Recognizes UPS’s Commitment to Cross-Segment Diversity and Inclusion

UPS® (NYSE: UPS), is proud to have been named among the 2017 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion by the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC). The recognition acknowledges UPS’s outstanding commitment to diversity for suppliers as well as employees and customers. Estrella Cramer, Supplier Diversity Director and Chief Procurement Officer Gary Kallenbach, who leads the company’s supplier diversity initiatives, accepted the award on behalf of UPS. NBIC’s Best-of-the-Best Awards ceremony was held on April 26 in Washington, D.C. 

Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the NBIC. The inaugural coalition of national diverse business organizations is spearheaded by The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and includes Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, National Black Justice Coalition, U.S. Business Leadership Network and WEConnect International. 

“Being named a Best-of-the-Best corporation by the NBIC is not only a great honor, but an affirmation of our commitment to being an inclusive business partner,” said Larry Darrow, President of Global Business Services at UPS. “Diversity makes us a stronger company and helps drive our success around the world. I am proud of our team that works hard every day to ensure we deliver on our commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

“UPS will continue to prioritize diversity and inclusion in our workplace and business relationships and to implement programs that ensure opportunities for all employees, partners and stakeholders,” added Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS.

Criteria for being named a Best-of-the-Best corporation includes the completion of a survey covering an organization’s inclusive programs, primarily for Supplier Diversity initiatives.  It also looks for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and workplace engagement opportunities, as well as diverse marketplace and community engagements. A detailed report of policies and achievements in the diversity and inclusion space – along with recognition or ratings such as the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, the U.S. Business Leadership Network’s Disability Equality Index or Diversity Inc.’s Top 50 – is weighted and reviewed by a committee of NBIC leaders.

For more information about UPS’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, please visit

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. The company can be found on the web at® and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit or follow @UPS_News.

About NBIC
Spearheaded by the NGLCC and launched in 2011, the NBIC advocates for the business interests of a diverse range of people, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, ethnic minority, disability, and women-owned business communities, representing a total of over $8 trillion in annual consumer spending power and significant contributions to the marketplace and workplace. The NBIC encourages parity in cross-segment diversity and inclusion initiatives in Corporate America, works to identify areas of collaboration among diverse businesses, and advocates for the advancement of policies that support the growth of diverse-owned companies in both the public and private sectors.

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses. | @NGLCC


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