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UPS To Support Distribution Of Approved Vaccine As Part Of Operation Warp Speed

  • Deployments began after federal mandate to distribute therapies within 24 hours of emergency use authorization.
  • UPS to help transport the initial Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine doses to support vaccinations of healthcare workers.

UPS today announced its involvement and full support of distribution efforts for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine as part of Operation Warp Speed. Pfizer’s and BioNTech’s vaccine, approved through a U.S. Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization (EUA), is the first to be deployed in a months-long global race to develop safe vaccines to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“Vaccine distribution is a key part of moving our world forward by delivering what matters,” says Carol Tomé, CEO of UPS. “We have dedicated and hardworking people around the world who have been trained to store, handle, transport and deliver vaccines. We’re pleased to support our healthcare partners with smart, efficient logistics for these vaccines that will protect communities and save lives.”

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UPS Appoints Darrell Ford As Chief Human Resources Officer; Charlene Thomas Named Chief Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Officer

UPS today announced the appointment of DuPont Chief Human Resources Officer Darrell Ford to the position of UPS Chief Human Resources Officer. Charlene Thomas, UPS’s current Chief Human Resources Officer, will assume the role of Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, a new position on the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Both appointments are effective January 1, 2021.

“Darrell is a proven leader with a track record of excellence in H.R. strategies, systems and processes that are critical to a company’s success,” said UPS Chief Executive Officer Carol Tomé. “As we continue to transform the role of H.R. and how it supports our business, Darrell’s expertise and experience will advance our efforts to optimize talent, and drive a global culture focused on purpose and service excellence.”

Ford will be responsible for developing and executing UPS’s global human resources strategy to support the company’s business plan and strategic direction. In addition to advancing UPS’s culture, Darrell’s areas of focus will include succession planning, talent acquisition and management, training and development, performance management and compensation.

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UPS Statement: UPS Network And People Delivering On Customer Needs During Peak Holiday Season

Network running smoothly, with industry-leading on-time delivery performance

UPS continues to deliver on customer expectations and the company’s network is running smoothly heading into the second week of December.

“UPS is running one of the most successful peak holiday shipping seasons ever,” said UPS CEO Carol Tomé. “With great discipline and precision, we are delivering industry-leading on-time delivery performance – all part of our focus on ensuring we maintain a reliable delivery network that all of our customers can depend on. A huge thank you goes to each of our UPS frontline heroes, who are the heartbeat of our company. Because of them, we also stand ready to begin delivering vaccines as soon as they are available for distribution.”

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The Power Of A Hug

Wishes Delivered helps a mom provide hope to LGBTQ community

Sara Cunningham believes in the power of a hug.

She knows a hug, a kind word or simply a note of inspiration can help people, particularly those in the LGBTQ community who feel their life won’t be, or isn’t, accepted by their friends and family.

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UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc. Expands Shipment Insurance Options for Logistics Businesses through AscendTMS Software

UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS (NYSE:UPS), announced today that it will make additional shipping insurance coverage options available to small and mid-size companies using AscendTMS, a product of InMotion Global.

This enhancement to the already popular shipping platform will provide shipping protection to AscendTMS® users allowing them to tailor coverage based on their needs.

“We are offering a better option – a true insurance solution to cover the full value of goods,” said Mark Robinson, president of UPS Capital. “Our goal in working with AscendTMS is to provide businesses a frictionless, digital way to protect their shipments against loss and damage.”