UPS Recognized As One Of World’s Most Ethical Companies For Eleventh Consecutive Year

Discussion in 'UPS Pressroom News' started by ROBO MOD, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. ROBO MOD

    ROBO MOD I'm a Robot Staff Member

    UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that it has been recognized by the Ethisphere® Institute as a World’s Most Ethical Company for the eleventh consecutive year. The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, honored UPS in the Logistics & Transportation category.

    “At UPS, operating in an ethical manner means standing by our principles and delivering on our word through our business operations, sustainability standards, and, how we impact the lives and communities where we live and work,” said Mohammed Azam, UPS chief compliance officer. “We work hard to have high ethical standards in all our efforts across the globe. It’s part of our culture and shared throughout our organization.”

    This year marks the eleventh anniversary of the Ethisphere Institute and the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation, which recognizes those companies that align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and, in doing so, shape future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today. The Ethisphere Institute will release best practices and insights from the 2017 honorees, including UPS, later in the year through a whitepaper and infographics.

    “Over the last eleven years we have seen the shift in societal expectations, constant redefinition of laws and regulations, and, the geo-political climate. We have also seen how companies honored as the World’s Most Ethical respond to these challenges. They invest in their local communities around the world, embrace strategies of diversity and inclusion, and, focus on long term-ism as a sustainable business advantage,” explained Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. "Congratulations to everyone at UPS for being recognized as a World's Most Ethical Company."

    UPS has been honored recently with several other corporate citizenship and sustainability distinctions. The company received a perfect score of 100 from the Corporate Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign, was a recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay Excellence Award, and, was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the fourth consecutive year.

    The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quotient™ framework. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20%), culture of ethics (20%), governance (15%) and leadership, innovation and reputation (10%), and, are provided to all companies who participate in the process.
     
  2. Gary Host

    Gary Host Holier than thou

    YUP. Nothing out of the ordinary here... Just to let yall know, I did a little fact checking on this worthless institution that issued this. It's almost unbelievable, how little effort they put into hiding the fact that this is totally bogus and a completely financed PR move...by the honoreeS. Yes, that's plural, because what none of those companies boasting about themselves is telling you is that ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOUR of them are on that list of "MOST ETHICAL EVIL INCARNATE COMPANIES of 2017". I've wrote the media contact of Ethisphere to inquire about a few things, like how many companies were in the running for this prestigious award, but haven't gotten a response. Apparently, they are not ashamed of their deceitful (and probably illegal) conduct and have released a pdf file called 'Early Insights - 2017'. These insights are to lend the public a hand in understanding what things they took into consideration when selecting the 'honorees'. This is verbatim, straight from that pdf:

    "Seventy-one percent of honorees are providing specific training to managers on their special responsibilities to be ethical role models. The breadth of content they’re providing is solid; 95 percent of honorees cover the manager’s responsibility to promote culture, 89 percent discuss incorporating ethics into decision making and 96 percent address how to encourage employees to speak up. Eighty-eight percent specifically cover preventing retaliation. The trend is also decidedly in favor of providing this training in-person, which allows managers to raise questions, discuss issues and – most importantly – practice these skills."

    ...OKAY. Firstly, states that 29% of those 124 'honorees' are not even bothering to train their management about being ethical leaders. Two sentences later, they admit that 21% don't so much as even DISCUSS implementing ethical procedures. 22% don't cover preventing retaliation, apparently company-wide...plus, I'm pretty sure it's legally required for any management personnel along with preventing work-place violence, etc. So, basically, 27 of those companies are flagrantly not in compliance with legal or ethical standards (according to their 'survey' or whatever). Cool. It's really pretty unbelieveable where UPS is at right now. Maintaining the most hostile work-environments people have experienced and most likely paying this no-name company for this bs. It's almost like it forgot the employee that was drove to murder and suicide because this just 2-3 years ago.

    Joe shot and killed two supervisors and then himself at a UPS facility in Inglenook, Ala., near Birmingham, on September 23, 2014. How does someone like Joe , a loving husband and father, come to kill two supervisors and himself? If the site of the killings shows the prime reason Joe was "troubled," then what is it about working at UPS that could do this?