For the fifth consecutive year, Forbes and JUST Capital have named UPS among JUST 100 list of US companies for its commitment to serving its workers, customers, communities, the environment and shareholders.
The company was again recognized as the industry leader in the transportation sector. UPS also scored first in the transportation categories for community, customers and shareholders.
The Forbes JUST 100 evaluates and celebrates U.S. corporations that outperform on the issues that matter most to the American public. This year, companies were evaluated on criteria like paying a fair wage, upholding human rights across the supply chain, investing in worker training, acting ethically and with integrity, cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace, protecting worker health and safety, providing good benefits and work-life balance and more. By striving to meet the needs of all stakeholders, JUST 100 leaders demonstrate that profits and purpose go hand in hand.
“We are thrilled to be named one of America’s most JUST companies,” said Carol B. Tomé, UPS Chief Executive Officer. “UPS is committed to creating a more sustainable company – and the world – by being customer first, people-led and innovation-driven. More than 528,000 UPSers work hard every day to move our world forward by delivering what matters.”
A resilient and compassionate mindset has underpinned activities at UPS this year. The safety of the more than 528,000 UPSers around the world remains the company’s top priority. To date, UPS has implemented enhanced cleaning procedures, provided personal protective equipment and introduced an emergency paid leave program to help employees impacted by COVID-19.
“Now more than ever, business leaders have the chance to spark lasting systemic change within their companies and across society,” said Forbes Senior Editor Steven Bertoni. “The companies in this year’s JUST 100 show that we can face the twin tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial inequality and continue to improve our actions and refocus our missions to do better, and be better, for all stakeholders.”
“In the face of a global pandemic, economic recession, and national reckoning with racial injustice, the American public is demanding more from our corporate leaders than ever before,” said Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital. “The companies featured in the 2021 JUST 100 list have stepped up in service of their workers, customers, and communities this year while delivering long-term value to shareholders.”