United Parcel Service (UPS)

Atlanta, Georgia

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


UPS scored an 85 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with Human Rights Campaign’s controversial demands, United Parcel Service (UPS) increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. UPS forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. UPS does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. UPS once fired an employee due to their hair length and eventually settled the lawsuit for alleged religious discrimination and has since amended this policy. The company is a Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the UPS Foundation gave $250,000 to the HRC. UPS pledged over $10 million to BLM and related causes, supports the Equality Act, and is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The company is a signatory of the Business Roundtable's 2019 Statement on the Purpose of Corporation, which promotes stakeholder capitalism. UPS is a gold partner of PFLAG. The company is a signatory of the Gender & Diversity KPI Alliance, appearing to prioritize diversity over merit in its business structure through the establishment of gender and racial targets for its leadership composition and its support of DEI in its hiring and promotions. For these reasons, UPS receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of United Parcel Service (UPS)

Carol B. Tome

Carol B. Tome


Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, United Parcel Service (UPS) is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Transportation industry. Carol B. Tome and William R. Johnson serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $594,700 to Republican causes and $72,004 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, United Parcel Service (UPS) currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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ESG Category
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
5/4/23Voting RulesJohn CheveddenEqual Voting Rights for Each Shareholderagainst32.79%
5/4/23SocialInt'l Brotherhood of TeamstersImpact of Climate Change Strategy on Stakeholders Consistent with "Just Transition"against23.56%
5/4/23SocialNational Center for Public Policy ResearchImpact of Co's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Policies on Civil Rightsagainst5.55%
5/4/23SocialArjuna CapitalReport on Risks Caused by State Policies Restricting Reproductive Rightsagainst8.70%
5/4/23EnvironmentalZevin Asset Mgmt.Report on Integrating GhG Emissions Reductions Targets into Exec Compagainst17.72%
5/4/23EnvironmentalGreen Century Capital ManagementAdopt Verified Science-Based GhG Emissions Reduction Targetsagainst19.82%
5/4/23SocialAs You Sow on behalf of Myra K. YoungShareholder Proposal Requesting Annual Diversity and Inclusion Efforts ReportAgainst25.00%
5/5/22SocialAs You SowReport on Effectivness of Diversity Equity and Inclusion Efforts and MetricsAgainst36.21%
5/5/22SocialMercy Investment ServicesReport on Lobbying Alignment with Paris Climate AgreementAgainst32.66%
5/5/22GovernanceJohn CheveddenGive Each Share an Equal VoteAgainst32.49%
5/5/22SocialBoston Trust Walden Co.Report on Lobbying Payments and PolicyAgainst29.21%
5/5/22EnvironmentalGreen Century Capital ManagementAdopt Verified Science-Based GhG Emissions Reduction TargetsAgainst27.52%
5/5/22EnvironmentalMyra K. YoungReport on Balancing Climate Measures and Financial ReturnsAgainst9.73%
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