UPS Japan Employees Contribute 830 Hours For 16th Annual Global Volunteer Month

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JP 12/14/18

Tokyo

  • UPS is now 80 percent toward achieving its global goal of volunteering 20 million community service hours by the end of 2020
  • Additional funds pledged to good causes by The UPS Foundation take the company’s charitable donations in Japan in 2018 to US$86,000

As part of UPS’s (NYSE: UPS) annual Global Volunteer Month in October, 184 UPS employees in Japan contributed more than 830 volunteer hours toward a number of causes that support UPS’s Committed to More® philanthropic culture.

Now in its 16th year, UPS’s Global Volunteer Month mobilises UPS employees around the world every October to dedicate their time volunteering in the communities in which the company operates.

Supporting and giving back to the people and communities we serve has always been integral to who we are at UPS,” said Daryl Tay, President of UPS Japan. “I’m extremely proud that so many of the UPS Japan team have taken ownership of that responsibility by helping people in need and contributing towards a more sustainable future.”   

As a part of this year’s volunteer efforts, UPS employees in Japan participated in a range of initiatives that aim to have a positive impact on the lives of people in the community:

  • Supported Family House, a non-profit that provides safe, low-cost accommodation for families caring for terminally ill children, by helping clean and maintain the organisation’s facilities
  • Helped Kodomo no Sato, Kodomo no Ie (Catholic Osaka Archdiocese) – a non-profit that offers financial, educational and mental care to children in difficult circumstances – by organising sports, arts and music activities
  • Cooperated with environmental protection organisations Arakawa Clean Aid Forum, Umi Wo Tsukuru Kai, Urban Development Association of Aichi Prefectural Government and Mitsui V-Net to clean beaches, rivers and parks in the greater Tokyo area, and Aichi and Hiroshima prefectures
  • Planted flowers in Shinshu Sky Park, Nagano prefecture
  • Worked with The Life Style Research Institute of Forests as volunteer translators at Hibiya Gardening Show, helping to explain the organisation’s conservation efforts to foreign tourists
  • Participated in the Pink Ribbon Smile Walk Tokyo hosted by Japan Cancer Society to raise public awareness of the importance of early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer

In addition to the UPS Japan team’s volunteer efforts as part of Global Volunteer Month 2018, The UPS Foundation – the company’s global philanthropic and corporate citizenship arm – also donated US$10,000 to usnova (Minato-ku, Tokyo), an organisation in Japan that tackles child poverty.

Combined with its support for three Japanese non-profit organisations earlier in the year, this takes the Foundation’s total charitable donations in Japan in 2018 to US$86,000.

About The UPS Foundation

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. Since its founding in 1907, UPS has built a legacy as a caring and responsible corporate citizen, supporting programs that provide long-term solutions to community needs. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation and on Twitter. To get UPS news direct, follow  on Twitter.

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