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Build America Investment Initiative Encourages Vital Transportation Infrastructure Projects

Everyday Americans and businesses like UPS will benefit from expanded use of private-public partnerships and innovative transportation financing measures

Transportation infrastructure serves as the backbone of UPS’s delivery network, connecting thousands of customers, suppliers, and small businesses every day. Investing in that infrastructure is critical to continued economic growth and maintain the safety and performance of our roads, bridges, shipyards, airports and railroads. President Obama’s launch of the Build America Investment Initiative is a bold step in expanding private businesses and the federal government’s role in transportation infrastructure. UPS supports the Administration’s creation of programs designed to jumpstart the funding and construction of these important infrastructure projects.

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UPS Capital – Sponsored Study Shows Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategies Lacking

While many supply chain executives are well aware of the risks facing their supply chains and the undesirable consequences, many are still not developing and executing strategies to properly manage identified risks. This finding is according to a new study, Managing Risk in the Global Supply Chain, sponsored by UPS Capital(R) Corporation, and conducted by the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee.

UPS Capital (www.upscapital.com) is a business unit of UPS(R) (UPS) that enables smarter trade through cargo and parcel insurance1, trade finance2 and payment solutions3. One of the studies major findings was, of the 150+ firms surveyed, 90 percent did not formally quantify supply chain risk when outsourcing production, and not one of the surveyed participants used outside expertise to help assess supply chain risks.

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UPS Among First US Companies to Adopt New Comprehensive Level of Sustainability Reporting

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) will release its 2013 sustainability report based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)’s new G4 reporting guidelines at the “Comprehensive in accordance” option and with GRI’s “Materiality Matters” check on July 30, 2014. With the release of this report, UPS will join a select group of global companies that have already adopted the G4 guidelines and will become one of the first U.S.-based companies to do so.

GRI is the most widely used and respected sustainability reporting framework in the world. The G4 Guidelines mark GRI’s fourth generation of sustainability reporting guidelines and reflect the most significant update to the framework since 2006. Published in May 2013, these updated GRI guidelines emphasize reporting on material sustainability issues–those that matter most to a business and its stakeholders, rather than reporting on every sustainability initiative a company undertakes.

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UPS Increases Presence in Brazil Opening Nine New Facilities in Sao Paulo

Latest expansion raises nationwide coverage by 78 percent to reach more than 200 cities

UPS® (NYSE: UPS), a global leader in logistics, today announced its latest expansion plan in Brazil to increase territorial coverage, improve time in transit and quality in the solutions it offers its customers. The expansion in the state of Sao Paulo includes the opening of nine new operating facilities, which will increase the company’s country-wide network by 78 percent to reach more than 200 cities. The nine operating locations will be strategically situated in the cities of Sao Carlos, Ribeirao Preto, Franca, Bauru, Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Botucatu, Aracatuba and Presidente Prudente, and are set to be completed by May 2015.

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UPS Enhances U.S. Field Stocking Location (FSL) Network to Support Medical Device Industry

UPS today announced it has developed a healthcare-compliant network of Field Stocking Locations (FSLs) to reduce delivery time of medical device shipments and enhance inventory visibility. FSLs are strategically-located facilities designed to support time-sensitive distribution and efficient warehousing of products. UPS’s FSL network helps companies get products to their customers faster while better managing inventory costs, regulatory compliance and end-to-end visibility.

In the U.S., 36 healthcare-capable FSL sites will provide medical device manufacturers access to over 80 percent of U.S. hospital beds within four hours. These facilities will operate under the guidance of UPS’s industry-leading quality assurance and compliance program, feature temperature-controlled or monitored environments and offer same-day delivery services. These features enable medical device manufacturers and their field sales representatives to provide best-in-class service to their customers and better manage their inventories to gain efficiencies.