posts tagged with CSR

It IS About Logistics: How FedEx Integrates Community Engagement into its Core Operations

CSRwire_Logo-sq.jpg The following is a guest post by Jackie Norris, Executive Director and Yvonne Siu Turner, Senior Manager, Corporate Resources and Programs, Points of Light Corporate Institute. It first appeared on the CSRwire Blog.

This is part five in a seven-part blog series exploring the community engagement practices of winning companies in The Civic 50, an initiative launched in 2012 by Points of Light, the National Conference on Citizenship and Bloomberg. The Civic 50 identifies the top 50 community-minded S&P 500 corporations that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Today, we explore how FedEx has integrated volunteering and community engagement into its core business strategy and specifically how it helps communities in times of disaster...

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...

SXSW Interactive 2014: So you’ve got a billion followers…now what?

sxswinteractive-sq2.jpg By now, most of us have adopted social media as an integral part of our daily lives. I, for one, knew that the world had changed the day that my grandmother sent me a text about my recent Facebook status update, from halfway around the world. Now, that is a connected planet! We may not be a member of everything, but we have our Facebook friends, our Twitter and Instagram followers, our LinkedIn connections, and so on… So now what?

One of the prevailing messages at SXSW Interactive this year centered around taking this hyper connected world that we’ve created – and doing something good.

Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, asked in one session, “What is the true promise of our connected society? It should be people helping each other.”

FedEx Cares: Volunteering across EMEA

2013 Collage.jpg EMEA (Europe, Middle East, subcontinent India and Africa) is a vast and diverse region that spreads overs different continents. But despite cultural differences, the spirit of volunteerism is something that translates across regions. And it’s this universal human trait that brings us together every fall during our FedEx Cares campaign.

This Holiday Season, Give Back with Every Gift You Send

playground_0056_155063996_155063997_165857251.jpg This month, we launched “FedEx One Rate, Countless Possibilities Through Education,” a nationwide effort to allow our customers to effortlessly give back during the holiday season, and continue the FedEx commitment to education.