FedEx launches EarthSmart program
Dubai, April 27, 2011
FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has launched its sustainability program EarthSmart in Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA).
The launch coincides with Earth Day that has just been celebrated in more than 175 countries around the globe.
“EarthSmart represents the next evolution of environmental sustainability at FedEx”, said Beth Galetti, vice president, planning and engineering, FedEx Express EMEA.
“Our track record demonstrates a winning combination of innovation, leadership, and collaboration in implementing initiatives with tangible business and environmental benefits. With EarthSmart, we’ve expanded and deepened the breadth of our commitment by creating formal avenues to engage our team members, customers, and community stakeholders in achieving shared environmental goals.”
EarthSmart is our commitment to minimise our impact on the environment. It’s designed to encourage innovation that makes our business – the way we work and services we offer—more sustainable, both economically and environmentally, said Galetti.
Specifically, EarthSmart covers three areas: business, culture and community. EarthSmart achievements include:
• FedEx Boeing 777F Fleet: The introduction of new Boeing 777s enables more freight to be delivered further offering 18 percent less emissions and 18 percent fuel reductions in comparison to MD-11.
• FedEx Electronic Trade Documents (ETD): An automated shipping tool which reduces the need to print and sign multiple copies of trade documents, saves customers time and money and helps them reduce their environmental footprint.
EarthSmart was developed in collaboration with Esty Environmental Partners, a leading sustainability consultancy.
To celebrate FedEx team efforts, FedEx Express will be donating a tree in honor of each employee. The tree donation program, organized in collaboration with Plant-for-the-Planet, will result in at least 16,000 trees being planted across the region. – TradeArabia News Service