Employees Deliver Helping Hands To Environmental Projects
Employees Deliver Helping Hands To Environmental Projects During FedEx Cares Week
Fifth Annual Celebration of Volunteerism Across 12 Asia Pacific markets
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, September 12, 2012—FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYS: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, will kick off its fifth annual FedEx Cares Week in Asia Pacific. From September 8-16, FedEx volunteers in 12 Asia-Pacific markets, including Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, will donate their time to community groups and programs. This is part of a global FedEx initiative involving more than 4,000 employees around the world.
Across the region, FedEx Cares Week activities will have a strong sustainability focus. Around 1,000 FedEx volunteers in Asia-Pacific are expected to support local organisations in 31 community activities, including tree planting, establishing organic vegetable gardens in schools, and environmental protection education sessions for children. Other projects being supported include coastal cleanups, improving drinking water systems in schools, and helping rebuild a remote fishing village affected by the Tsunami. (See Appendix for detailed local programs).
“FedEx Cares Week is a global show of unity and a demonstration of our continued dedication to addressing the social needs of our local communities. Sustainability is a common social concern across Asia. We are continuing to build environmental responsibility into our daily business practices and our employee volunteers are actively engaged in instilling environmental awareness at the grass roots level in their local communities to help improve quality of life,” said David L. Cunningham Jr., president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific.
FedEx is committed to environmental sustainability and community programs in Asia Pacific. In March 2012, FedEx launched Eco-drive in 10 Asia-Pacific markets, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The aim of the Eco-drive campaign is to improve fuel efficiency by changing the daily driving habits of hundreds of FedEx drivers. Along with the Eco-drive program, the FedEx commitment to environmental sustainability includes shifting to more efficient vehicles and aircraft through increased investment in all-electric and alternative drive train vehicles and adding 777F aircraft to its fleet.
Since FedEx Cares Week first launched in the U.S. in 2005, it has expanded to more than 40 countries and territories around the globe. Together, FedEx volunteers around the world will donate thousands of hours of their time to serving local organizations.
For more information about FedEx Cares Week and FedEx commitment to volunteerism and the communities it serves, please visit fedexcares.com.
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $43 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 300,000 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 news.fedex.com.