FedEx Recognized for Commitment to Improving Workplace and Communities

HONG KONG, May 16, 2012 – FedEx Express recently received multiple accolades for creating an excellent workplace for its employees and improving lives in the communities.

FedEx took the Gold Award for Best Workplace Practices and Silver Award for Best Community Program at the 4th Global CSR Awards, one of the most prestigious recognition award programs for corporate social responsibility in Asia Pacific. A FedEx photo documenting the company’s CSR initiatives also received an award at the 4th AmCham CSR Photo Exhibit.

The Global CSR Awards ceremony 2012, recently held in Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines, honored companies demonstrating leadership and commitment to ethical values and respect for individuals, communities and the environment. For the fourth consecutive year, FedEx was recognized for its unwavering focus on maintaining a safe and rewarding environment where employees have opportunities to grow and succeed.

The company’s culture of volunteerism is a hallmark of what makes FedEx a great place to work. FedEx encourages employees to give their own time and energy to a myriad of causes, including the annual global FedEx Cares Week, FedEx/ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital program, Safe Kids Walk This Way child pedestrian safety program, FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge, and other local initiatives. Of these, the FedEx/ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital program was named a Silver Award winner under the Best Community Program category.

At the 4th AmCham CSR Photo Exhibit, a FedEx photograph featuring the FedEx/ORBIS Flying Hospital visit in Iloilo was named Best Photo under the Health category. An additional photograph from FedEx Cares Week, in which FedEx volunteers cared for pediatric patients of the Kythe Foundation, was also on display.

The 4th AmCham CSR Photo Exhibit, with the theme “Business for Better Life!”, showcased photographs that best exemplify the active role of American businesses and volunteer employees in supporting community development in the Philippines. Categories included education, environment protection, healthcare, livelihood, and disaster risk management. 

About FedEx

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.  With annual revenues of $42 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.

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.

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