Corporate Social Responsibility is Key to Successful Business

EX1383.jpg.jpeg Many of us take for granted the little things we can accomplish every day because we have the ability to see what is in front of us. Literally--we have eyesight. We move quickly and easily thanks to our vision.

For 8-year-old, Akash, who lives in Mumbai, India, eyesight is probably not something he takes for granted. Akash was born with exotropia, a condition that caused one of his eyes to turn in a different direction. Exotropia not only affected Akash’s vision, but also his ability to learn and his self-esteem. Because Akash lived in extreme poverty, there was no opportunity for his eyesight to be repaired, until it was determined that he qualified for a free surgery through Orbis, a non-profit organization dedicated to treating and preventing blindness—an organization that FedEx supports...

China, India, Mexico and more: A global e-commerce discussion with Raj Subramaniam

access25-sq-highres.png In our ongoing Access series exploring the links between connectivity and innovation, we spoke with Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, marketing and communications, FedEx Services.

ACCESS: What is the relationship between increased global connectivity and innovation?

Raj Subramaniam: We wouldn’t have global connectivity without first having innovation. As we have progressed...

Our Real Fortune is Our People

FortunePicCollage-sq.png Walk the halls of any FedEx building, and you’ll notice what makes our company unique. It’s easy to visualize what our company leaders often talk about-- that we make up a diverse melting pot of cultures, ethnicities and viewpoints.

FedEx continues to grow thanks to team members whose own experiences give us global perspective, but what’s more fascinating to me is what’s common. The language may be different, but the conversation is often the same. We all speak “purple!” Whether in Memphis, Milan or Mumbai, our 300,000 team members work every day to deliver the Purple Promise, and once again, our efforts have been noticed.

FedEx has been named to the FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list again this year, placing #8 and #1 in the delivery industry!

Stability in a World of Change

68234_Local Exp_V5_Master_DPS.jpg Business is fast, complex and global. The incentives of borderless trade are the same for businesses of every size everywhere – the possibility to reach new customers. But in each case, the opportunity to grow globally means relying on one’s immediate neighborhood to help them succeed. At the heart of the matter – is people. Processes, yes, technology, sure. But whether you own a small business in Munich or work from a Singapore office tower, you need a global vision combined with a practical and reliable on-the-ground grasp of the street. That depends on people with the right insight to build stability in a world of change. It’s why the motto for our global advertising campaign in its second year is: “FedEx. Solutions Powered by People.” The people at FedEx give business owners access to both the whole world and to the most powerful local insight and intelligence.

#eCommerce changes the way we deliver for you @FedEx

raj-blog-image.png Meet Allison. Five years ago, when Allison wanted to buy a costume, she would drive to the mall, take a look at the options, and then buy one. Today, she doesn’t even have to leave the comforts of her couch. If she sees a costume she wants on TV, she pulls out her smartphone, compares reviews & prices, and orders it to be delivered to her house for her Halloween party – all within a commercial break of her favorite show.

E-commerce has truly changed the way we shop. Online sales are growing more than three times faster than traditional brick-and-mortar sales. Smartphones (like Allison’s) & tablets account for 11 percent of online transactions. By 2017, one out of every four online transactions will be done on a mobile device.

Every day, people are also changing how and when they want their packages delivered. They want convenience, simplicity, predictability and options when shopping online. Businesses have to adjust to fit this new demand.

You changed how you want it; we changed how we deliver it...