FedEx offers carbon-neutral envelopes
Dubai, April 11, 2012
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp and a leading express transportation company, is launching a carbon-neutral shipping programme for its most widely used packaging solution for document shipping.
The move makes it the first company in the transportation industry to offer a carbon-neutral shipping option at no extra charge to the customer, a statement said.
FedEx Express will make an investment in projects around the world that displace or sequester greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, neutralizing the impacts of the carbon emissions emitted during the shipment of all FedEx Express envelopes around the world.
The initiative is recognized as part of EarthSmart, the FedEx sustainability programme, offering concrete solutions that benefit the planet and the company’s environmental performance.
“Customers around the world value responsible business practices,” said Beth Galetti, vice president planning and engineering, FedEx Express Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA).
“By making the FedEx Express envelope’s shipping carbon-neutral, our customers are provided with an environmentally-sound solution backed by the renowned high-quality service provided by FedEx—a win-win solution the customer can be proud of.”
Through the carbon-neutral Fed Ex Envelope shipping programme, FedEx will calculate on an annual basis the tons of carbon dioxide released through the shipment of all global FedEx Express envelopes.
FedEx Express will purchase the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide offsets from the not-for-profit organization, BP Target Neutral, which will neutralize the equivalent amount of CO2 emissions by investing in alternative energy or conservation projects, including biogas facilities on farms in the Netherlands, a reforestation project in the Tanzanian Southern Highlands that is converting degraded grassland to commercial forest, and a landfill gas collection system at Thailand’s first sanitary landfill.
“FedEx has changed behaviors and invested in technologies to directly reduce greenhouse gases from our greatest sources—planes, trucks and facilities—and, as a result, we are well on our way to meeting ambitious emission reduction goals,” said Mitch Jackson, staff vice president, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corp.
“The carbon neutral programme for the FedEx Express envelope allows us to further contribute to minimizing the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from our operations by providing more sustainable options for our customers.”
The FedEx Express carbon-neutral programme extends to all FedEx Express envelope shipping options. More than 200 million FedEx Express envelopes are shipped around the world every year, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service
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