UPS Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Second Consecutive Year

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) announced it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the second consecutive year, positioning the company in the top 10 percent of sustainability performers among the 2,500 largest companies tracked in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM. For the 10th straight year, UPS was also named to the DJSI North American Index.

“We are thrilled to be a part of both the prestigious DJSI World Index as well as the DJSI North America Index,” said Rhonda Clark, UPS chief sustainability officer. “UPS is committed to doing more to protect the environment, to enhance the economy, to develop empowered people and to connect communities worldwide. It is deeply rewarding to see UPS’s extensive sustainability efforts making a difference.”

Former UPS worker accused of stealing $160,000 diamond, trading it for $20 of marijuana – KJRH

A one-time UPS worker is accused of stealing a package containing a $160,000 diamond, and trading the valuable jewel for $20 worth of marijuana.

Walter Earl Morrison, 20, was working for UPS while unloading a plane in the cargo section of Sky Harbor Airport when he stuffed a package under his shirt, according to court documents.

Morrison allegedly traded the diamond for the drug, before being caught.

CDP Ranks UPS in Top Ten Percent of Companies Measured for Sustainability Efforts

UPS makes CDLI with a score of 100 out of 100

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) announced it secured a top ranking on the CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 companies for the fourth consecutive year. With a score of 100 out of 100, UPS ranked among the top ten percent of companies measured and one of only 14 to receive a score of 100.

The annual index showcases companies listed on the S&P 500 that have demonstrated a high level of transparency and data quality in their disclosure of climate-related information. Sixty-three S&P 500 companies are featured in the 2014 CDLI.

UPS Expands Two Houston-Area Buildings

Extra package processing capacity combined with added pickup and delivery services will address volume growth.

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today announced expansion projects for two Houston-area distribution centers. UPS’s Mykawa and Conroe facilities will increase delivery capabilities to address anticipated customer needs connected with peak holiday shipping demand.

“Demand for UPS services in the Houston-area continues to increase,” said Craig Wiltz, president of the Red River District which is comprised of Texas and Oklahoma. “Expanding the distribution capabilities of these buildings is one way that we are continuously keeping pace with the growth of our customers’ businesses.”

China says to “fully liberalise” domestic courier market, details unclear – Reuters

China said it would ease restrictions on foreign couriers seeking to deliver packages nationwide, potentially increasing competition in a fast-growing business already marked by bruising price wars.

The State Council, or cabinet, said in a statement late on Wednesday it had decided to “fully liberalise” the market for parcel delivery to promote fair competition between domestic and foreign firms.

FedEx Corp, which along with United Parcel Service Inc operate express parcel delivery services in China, told Reuters on Thursday it welcomed the cabinet decision. It declined, however, to provide any details on the measure.