UPS Foundation Renews Partnership with Emirates Foundation
In line with the efforts of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government, global logistics leader UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced The UPS Foundation has renewed its partnership with Emirates Foundation, a national organization set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives for the empowerment of youth across the UAE, to continue supporting road safety campaigns in the country. The agreement was signed at UPS regional headquarters in Jebel Ali in the presence of Emirates Foundation Chief Executive Officer H.E. Maytha Al Habsi and Rami Suleiman, UPS President for the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA).
As a continuation of the successful collaboration, The UPS Foundation has approved a grant for 2019 to the Emirates Foundation in the amount of $185,000. The grant will be split to focus on three key areas: $100,000 towards the joint UPS Road Code Program, $50,000 towards the Community Preparedness Program and $35,000 towards Emirates Foundation regional conferences.
“The UPS Foundation is truly honored to partner with the Emirates Foundation, and we highly regard the invaluable work that it is leading around the world,” commented Eduardo Martinez, President of The UPS Foundation and UPS Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. “Because of our shared values, we look forward to significantly expand our partnership and programming in the coming year. As an example, UPS has pledged to complete 20 million hours of global volunteering and community service by the end of 2020. The Emirates Foundation will help us drive towards this goal as part of our commitment to promoting global volunteering and youth engagement more broadly. Our partnership with the Emirates Foundation has always been results-driven and we believe that the UPS Road Code Program is a demonstration of our joint hands-on approach and our commitment to ensuring the youth of today are the strength of tomorrow,” concluded Martinez.