AMI may have a print heritage with endemic newsstand titles like National Enquirer and Ok!, but the company points to digital for driving growth in 2016. AMI Digital averaged 50 million monthly unique visitors in fiscal year 2016, which was up 29% over 2015. What’s more, digital revenue grew by 42% year-over-year, and now accounts for 20% of the company’s total revenue. That success also led financier, JP Morgan, to advise the company in a refinancing program that will save AMI $20 million in the next year. “AMI’s digital growth is the result of a coordinated strategic effort centered on strong editorial content and taking advantage of new formats and distribution platforms,” says AMI chief digital officer, Brian Kroski. “Across all of our digital properties, whether celebrity or fitness, we’ve been very deliberate in creating content that resonates with our readers. We pay close attention to the data and actively listen to our readers on social media, and endeavor to give them something special that they want to read or watch.”
UPS announced Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine has named the company to its “100 Best Corporate Citizens” annual listing for the tenth straight year. The distinction celebrates the standout environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of Russell 1000 companies across the United States. It examines seven categories: climate change, environment, governance, employee relations, human rights, finance, and stakeholders and society.
“It’s good to see our ongoing sustainability efforts to continue to be a good neighbor and to mitigate our environmental footprint are being recognized as evidenced by UPS moving up 27 spots on this listing year over year,” said Crystal Lassiter, senior director of global sustainability for UPS. “We’re proud to be honored by CR Magazine among so many other esteemed social responsibility leaders.”
CR Magazine specifically recognized UPS’s sustainability efforts, ranking the company 9 in the environment category and 16 in the stakeholders/society category, which together comprise more than one-third of the scoring criteria. CR Magazine partners with ISS-ESG to compile its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, evaluating publicly available information from eligible companies across 134 ESG performance measure and disclosure data criteria.
UPS has been honored with several other prominent environmental and social distinctions over the last year, including:
◦Received the Carbon Disclosure Project’s CDP “A” List award
◦Chosen as one of America’s Top 100 Most Sustainable Companies by Barron’s
◦Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for 14th year in a row & the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for sixth consecutive year
◦Recognized on Forbes and JUST Capital’s annual “JUST 100” list for social responsibility for the third consecutive year
◦Selected for the Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, for the fifth time
Read the full article from CR Magazine. To learn more about UPS’s sustainability initiatives, please visit www.ups.com/sustainability.