Urges Governor to Swiftly Sign Legislation into Law
UPS® (NYSE: UPS), a global leader in logistics, commends the Georgia Senate and House on approving bipartisan legislation that includes additional penalties and sentences for any crime motivated by a victim’s race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or physical ability.
“The bipartisan actions of Georgia’s lawmakers this week have brought this country one step closer to ensuring that hate crimes will not be tolerated anywhere in America,” said Carol Tomé, UPS CEO. “We still have more to do to eradicate racism, bigotry and hate in our communities and UPS will continue to be a part of those efforts to make justice and equity a reality for all.”
Last month UPS announced it was stepping up its actions in support of justice, reform and equality for members of the Black community in response to the peaceful protests calling for needed change. Advocating for passage of a hate crimes law in Georgia and the other three states without such legislation - Arkansas, South Carolina and Wyoming - is part of that commitment.
UPS (NYSE: UPS), one of the world’s largest package delivery companies with 2019 revenue of $74 billion, provides a broad range of integrated logistics solutions for customers in more than 220 countries and territories. The company’s more than 500,000 employees embrace a strategy that is simply stated and powerfully executed: Customer First. People Led. Innovation Driven. UPS is committed to being a steward of the environment and positively contributing to the communities we serve around the world. UPS also takes a strong and unwavering stance in support of diversity, equity and inclusion. The company can be found on the Internet at www.ups.com, with more information at www.pressroom.ups.com and www.investors.ups.com.