UPS Named An NBIC Best-Of-The-Best Top 30 Corporation For Employee And Supplier Diversity...

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    Ranking Recognizes Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Across Community Sectors

    UPS® (NYSE: UPS), is proud to have been named among the 2016 Best-of-the-Best Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion by the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC). The recognition acknowledges UPS’s outstanding commitment to employee and supplier diversity and inclusion across community sectors.

    “We are honored to be selected one of NBIC’s Best-of-the-Best Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “This prestigious distinction reaffirms UPS’s focus on our people and the measurable impact of the UPS diversity & inclusion movement we call One UPS, One World. It also acknowledges our actions to be a model for other companies around the world to demonstrate how diversity and inclusion add business and societal value."

    Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the NBIC. The inaugural coalition of national diverse business organizations is spearheaded by The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and includes Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, National Black Justice Coalition, U.S. Business Leadership Network and WEConnect International.

    “We are proud to be named within this inaugural class of businesses as a Best-of-the-Best corporation,” said UPS Supplier Diversity director, Estrella Cramer. “Fostering an inclusive business environment that champions supplier diversity is a top commitment for UPS.”

    Criteria for being named a Best-of-the-Best corporation includes the completion of a detailed survey of an organization’s inclusive programs, such as Supplier Diversity initiatives, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and workplace engagement opportunities, as well as diverse marketplace and community engagements. A detailed report of policies and achievements in the diversity and inclusion space – along with recognition or ratings such as the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, the U.S. Business Leadership Network’s Disability Equality Index or Diversity Inc.’s Top 50 – is weighted and reviewed by a committee of NBIC leaders.

    “The Best-of-the-Best designation is the top corporate honor bestowed for commitments to America’s diverse employees and business owners, which includes LGBT, people of color, women, and people with disabilities. This designation is not easily earned, making it all the more prized,” said NGLCC co-founder and president Justin Nelson. “By recognizing these industry leaders and the policymakers who collaborate with them as the Best-of-the-Best, we are creating a better future for alldiverse communities in business. Together we reaffirm our common, ongoing mission to improve business inclusion among Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies nationwide.”