UPS (NYSE: UPS) today was rated the "World's Most Admired" company in its industry in an annual survey conducted by FORTUNE magazine. UPS posted an industry score of 7.42 on the magazine's 10-point scale, which also was the highest recorded for any company among the various transportation-related industry segments of airline, railroad, trucking and logistics companies. Within its delivery industry, UPS placed first on four of the nine attributes used for judging, including use of corporate assets, quality of management, financial soundness and long-term investment. UPS, which has built one of the world's best known brands, operates in more than 220 countries and territories around the world and has been widely recognized in recent years for its expanding role in enabling global commerce. UPS has been ranked No. 1 in its industry in 27 of the 31 "Most Admired" surveys conducted by FORTUNE. The complete rankings will appear in the March 5 issue of FORTUNE. To compile its list of America's most admired companies, FORTUNE worked with the Hay Group consultancy to poll senior executives, directors and analysts. In another recognition announcement, UPS was named a winner yesterday of the inaugural Climate Leadership Award. The award is presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions and The Climate Registry. UPS was cited for its supply chain leadership as an organization "that is actively addressing emissions outside its operations."