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FedEx Long-Term Commitment to Sustainability Gets a Boost
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FedEx Long-Term Commitment to Sustainability Gets a Boost

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In 2008, FedEx Corp. announced it would seek to reduce carbon emissions intensity from its FedEx Express aircraft and improve the fuel efficiency of its FedEx Express vehicle fleet by 20 percent by 2020, as compared with its 2005 performance. 

Less than five years later, FedEx has nearly achieved these goals and is today announcing a revised, more aggressive target that continues to move the world’s largest express transportation company forward in an environmentally-conscious manner.

These efforts are detailed in the company’s fourth annual Global Citizenship Report, released today online.  Also featured in the report are successes in the company’s other focus areas of Economics & Access, People & Workplace and Community & Disaster Relief.

“FedEx is dedicated to providing sustainable solutions for our customers,” said David Ross, senior vice president of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa operations. “This year’s Global Citizenship Report showcases our tireless efforts to maximize our efficiency while advancing our commitment to connect the world in responsible and resourceful ways.”

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With its 2008 emissions reduction and fuel efficiency goals, FedEx set the stage for industry-leading environmental action and public advocacy.  As the latest Global Citizenship Report details, FedEx is well on its way to achieving the 20 percent aircraft emissions intensity reduction and fuel efficiency improvement goals it set for 2020, having reduced aircraft emissions intensity by 13.8 percent and improved vehicle fuel efficiency by 16.6 percent at the end of its fiscal year 2011.  Consequently, FedEx has increased its aircraft emissions goal by 50 percent, to a 30 percent reduction in global aircraft emissions intensity by its original 2020 target date. FedEx has also reaffirmed its commitment to sourcing at least 30 percent of its jet fuel from alternative fuels by the year 2030.

In the last year, FedEx has:
Continued aircraft fleet replacements.  By 2015, FedEx Express will have replaced all of its less-efficient 727s with more fuel-efficient and greater payload 757 aircraft.  The company is also continuing to introduce Boeing 777F aircraft, which use 18 percent less fuel than the MD-11 aircraft while also providing greater payload capacity. 

Continued on-the-road deployments of all-electric commercial vehicles in cities around the globe.  In fiscal year 2012, FedEx Express increased the size of its advanced alternative-vehicle fleet by 18 percent, with a total of 364 hybrid-electric vehicles and 118 electric vehicles in service. To date, these vehicles have traveled a total of 19.5 million kilometers and conserved 1.3 million liters of fuel.

Introduced FedEx Carbon-Neutral Envelope Shipping, a no-cost-to-consumers program that helps improve the carbon footprint not only at FedEx, but also for its customers’ businesses. FedEx calculates that the annual carbon emissions offset by this program is equivalent to planting 2,179,487 tree seedlings and letting them grow for 10 years. 

More information about the accomplishments highlighted here and additional stories showcasing FedEx commitment to responsible corporate citizenship may be found in the online version of the FedEx 2011 Global Citizenship Update at www.csr.fedex.com

 











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