Celebrating a milestone: 1 million volunteer hours dedicated to underserved Black communities

See how UPS employees are helping deliver what matters
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It’s a big week – we’re closing out Black History Month with a major achievement! Nearly a year ahead of our commitment, UPS employees helped The UPS Foundation reach our goal of logging 1 million volunteer hours in support of underserved Black communities. Yes, one M-I-L-L-I-O-N!

Moving our world forward: "At UPS, we’re driven by an unwavering commitment to our values,” said Nikki Clifton, President, Social Impact and The UPS Foundation. “Our values guide how we proudly provide best-in-class service to millions of customers, how we take care of our people and how we bring hope and help to communities around the world.”

Doing our part: In 2020, we pledged 1 million volunteer hours in support of justice, reform and equality for Black Americans. In addition to committing volunteer hours, UPS supported legislation like the Federal Antilynching Act and state-based hate crime bills and committed substantial financial support to organizations and causes that uplift the Black community.

UPS employees are committed to making a difference in the communities where they live and work:

  • Over decades of consistent engagement, The UPS Foundation has donated almost $85 million to organizations focused on uplifting underfunded Black causes.
  • We’re inspired by the efforts of our BRG chapters across the U.S. that made an incredible impact in driving enthusiasm around reaching our shared goal. Together, they gave back to organizations like House of Artists Foundation, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Crossroads Tigers Youth Athletics and more.
  • More than 1,600 volunteer opportunities were created by UPS employees since 2022.

Did you know? This is just one of the many ways we're moving our world forward by delivering what matters. Through collaborative efforts, we’re well on our way to:

👏 Achieving representation of 30% women in full-time management globally and 40% ethnically diverse talent in full-time management positions in the U.S. by 2025

🚚 Having 40% of our ground fleet running on alternative fuel by 2025

🌳 Planting 50 million trees globally by 2030

✅ Reaching carbon neutrality by 2050

🌍 Having 25% of our facilities running on renewable energy by 2025

Thank you, UPS employees, for your dedication, compassion and action. Let's continue to be a force for good, a source of hope and a catalyst for change.

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