Trees play a vital role in our everyday lives. They improve the quality of the air we breathe and the water we drink. The Arbor Day Foundation works with communities, individuals and companies to plant trees where they are needed most around the world.
FedEx has the capability to move huge amounts of materials long distances in a short time. Following the catastrophic explosion in Beirut, Direct Relief urgently needed to deliver 60 tons of supplies – worth $11 million – the 8,000 miles from Santa Barbara, California, to Lebanon. Direct Relief called FedEx, and we offered to charter a Boeing 777 for the job.
FedEx team members on three continents collaborated to deliver the supplies to hospitals, clinics, and primary care centers serving survivors of the blast.
In the spring of 2021, India experienced an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, and countries, businesses, and NGOs around the world offered to help. FedEx donated two FedEx Boeing 777F charter flights to move over 3,000 oxygen concentrators and nearly 2 million masks for Direct Relief from Newark, New Jersey to Mumbai and Delhi, India.
At FedEx, Delivering for Good means going above and beyond for others, especially those in critical need.
When deadly flooding impacted over one million people in Vietnam, and was quickly followed by Typhoon Molave, an already critical situation was made worse. In response, FedEx worked with global nonprofit organization Water Mission to transport 975,000 water purification packets, which collectively can treat 9.7 million liters (2.64M gallons) of water, making it safe for human consumption “After any natural disaster, access to safe water is critical because that helps to prevent the spread of waterborne illnesses,” said Water Mission CEO and President, George C. Greene IV, PE.
Program to provide students from eight HBCUs with a unique, practical experience designed to help prepare them for leadership and the workforce.
NEW YORK, February 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ –FedEx (NYSE: FDX), the world’s largest express transportation company, recently announced the launch of the FedEx-HBCU Student Ambassador Program. The program demonstrates a continued commitment to help prepare students who attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to be future leaders with opportunities to learn about the FedEx enterprise from executives, build leadership and career-ready skills, and participate in unique experiences, while also helping expand the company’s pipeline for diverse talent.
After the province of British Columbia was devastated by recent flooding, mudslides and debris flow caused many highways and roads to close in interior and southern regions. GlobalMedic, an organization focused on disaster relief, quickly sent 1,000 Emergency Food Kits to families affected by the floods. With help from FedEx, the kits were sent to local food banks where they are serving 4,000 people returning to their homes and communities following mandatory evacuations.
FedEx does more than deliver – we deliver for good.
We are one the few companies in the world that has the global network and logistics expertise capable of assisting with precious shipments or responding quickly in times disaster. It’s a responsibility that we take seriously. Our business requires that we maintain a team of skilled logistics experts, pilots, and drivers that spans the globe, as well as an unparalleled fleet of trucks, airplanes, and other vehicles.
In just one year since the company’s launch, BrightDrop starts 2022 with strong momentum from substantial EV reservations
FedEx has signed an agreement with BrightDrop reserving priority production for 2,000 electric delivery vans over the next few years. This agreement adds to FedEx’s initial reservation of 500 BrightDrop EVs announced last year. In addition, FedEx is working on a plan to add up to 20,000 more in the years to follow, subject to further negotiations and execution of a definitive purchase agreement. FedEx also unveiled plans to expand its testing of BrightDrop’s EP1 electrified container to 10 markets beginning in 2022.
Hortensia Dean and her siblings grew up in a household where community service was not only encouraged, but a regular family activity. “We would go visit people in nursing homes, and sing and do other things like that.”
MEMPHIS, Tenn., December 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ — FedEx Freight is proud to help military families make memories this holiday season. Since 2005, FedEx Freight has worked alongside the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation to deliver more than 260,000 Christmas trees to military families through the Trees for Troops® program. During one of the busiest seasons to date, the company will deliver trees to a total of 77 military bases this year.