UPS wins CSR trophy at Logistics Middle East Awards
Express logistics giant UPS won the award for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Logistics Middle East Awards, coming out on top in one of the most hotly contested categories of the year.
With six companies shortlisted out of dozens of nominations it was a hard made decision by the judging panel.
UPS has a legacy of connecting and improving communities around the world and was one of the key logistics partners to humanitarian aid groups during efforts to help Syrian refugees and victims from the Nepal and Ecuador earthquakes.
It has also worked with the Rwandan government to launch a drone delivery service for blood banks in remote locations.
Here in the UAE it has donated $40,000 to the Emirates Foundation to improve the welfare of youth across the country and in 2016 contributed over 1,650 volunteer hours of community service in the UAE.
UPS is also in partnership with START, a non-profit organisation running art workshops for orphans, refugees and special needs children across the Middle East.
“Winning an award is always nice, but winning this award in particular is a great honour to us and reflects the efforts that have been made by UPS over the last 12 months,” said Mohammed Kamal, general manager, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, UPS.