As with our business, the scope and scale of volunteer efforts at UPS have the potential to make a significant impact. We never lose sight, however, that our collective impact is the result of individual commitment. Those commitments are on full display each October during our annual Global Volunteer Month.
For Global Volunteer Month’s 15th year, UPS encouraged global employee volunteering to help advance the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which lay out global priorities for economic, social, and environmental development. The Global Volunteer Month volunteer hours, which totaled 408,000, helped UPS surpass its goal of 2.15 million volunteer hours in 2017. This achievement puts us 78 percent of the way toward our goal of volunteering 20 million hours by the end of 2020.
Volunteering is one way that The UPS Foundation gives back. See the infographic from the 2017 UPS Sustainability Progress Report: On the Leading Edge to learn more.
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