The Next Evolution of FedEx Sustainability
Submitted by: FedEx Corporation
Posted: Apr 20, 2010 – 09:00 AM EST
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Apr. 20 /CSRwire/ - FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today extended its commitment to social responsibility by releasing its 2009 Citizenship Report and unveiled the next evolution of FedEx sustainability -- EarthSmart.
"EarthSmart is a natural progression of our long-term, strategic approach to sustainability," said Mitch Jackson, vice president, environmental affairs and sustainability, FedEx Corp. "FedEx has long practiced practical environmentalism, using innovation, collaboration and leadership to create environmental benefits that also have business benefits. EarthSmart will offer a more formal structure that will allow us to engage team members, customers, shareowners and community stakeholders to help us achieve our environmental goals."
Through EarthSmart, FedEx seeks to extend the depth and breadth of how sustainability is woven throughout the company. The FedEx EarthSmart program was developed in collaboration with Esty Environmental Partners, a sustainability management consultancy founded by Yale professor Dan Esty, author of Green to Gold.
Specifically, EarthSmart covers three pillars -- business solutions, workplace culture and community outreach:
The EarthSmart program will be central to accomplishing significant citizenship objectives in 2010.
In addition to introducing EarthSmart, the 2009 FedEx global citizenship report provides insight regarding the company's progress toward achieving its commitments to team members, customers, shareowners and communities. The newest edition demonstrates progress toward or accomplishment of the goals established in the company's inaugural report in 2008.
Highlights of the 2009 review include:
The full 2009 FedEx Global Citizenship Report is available for download along with additional information about our initiatives, including EarthSmart, at csr.fedex.com and by visiting the FedEx Citizenship Blog at blog.fedex.com.
About FedEx Sustainability
FedEx is committed to connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully. We have set long-term goals to reduce aircraft emissions 20 percent by 2020, increase FedEx Express vehicle efficiency by 20 percent by 2020, and expand on-site renewable energy generation and procurement of renewable energy credits. FedEx works to achieve these ambitious goals through EarthSmart -- the FedEx roadmap for operating in an increasingly sustainable way and engaging our team members, customers, business partners, and the circle of influencer communities to help us reduce the environmental impact of our daily business operations. FedEx has been recognized for its sustainability commitment through inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index - a global list of the world's largest, most sustainable organizations - and ranks #93 in Newsweek's 2009 Top 500 Greenest Companies.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $33 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 280,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit http://news.fedex.com/.
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