posts tagged with Sustainable

What in the world is “telematics”?: My baptism into the world of sustainable transportation

FedEx Fellows by truck 2.jpg.jpeg A few months ago, I began working with some of our sustainable transportation initiatives at FedEx – a new area for me. One of my first tasks was to put together a weeklong training event where FedEx would share our insights, knowledge and expertise with EMBARQ, one of the world’s leading sustainable transportation nonprofit organizations.

The program was called the FedEx Fellows program. It was designed to expose leaders from EMBARQ affiliates in India, Brazil and Mexico to many facets of FedEx operations including fuel technologies, routing design, vehicle purchasing, maintenance planning, telematics and other areas.

These are definitely not my areas of expertise! When I saw “telematics” on the list...

A Sampling of the FedEx Global Citizenship Report

We recently published our fifth annual FedEx Global Citizenship Report. If you have looked at it, you know that it is an information-packed report of FedEx actions relating to corporate social responsibility. If you haven't seen it, I encourage you to do so.

One way we hope that we can encourage this is the use of two illustrative stories on the Citizenship Report website. One is on fuel conservation actions, and another concerns gender equality around the world.

INFOGRAPHIC: A Sustainable Future

A Sustainable Future: Through energy efficiency and diversification, collaborations and advocacy, FedEx is helping to create a more sustainable world and business for the future.

FedEx Trade Networks breaks ground at environmentally sustainable business park

IMG_0300.jpg.jpeg ...Conducting business in an environmentally sustainable way is important to FedEx Trade Networks. Our involvement with the Riverview Solar Technology Park illustrates our commitment to our customers, and the local community, to seek out innovative processes to streamline our operations and reduce our carbon footprint.

This morning’s ceremony served as a true testament to our focus on doing things smarter, and I couldn’t be prouder of all of the team members who helped make this vision a reality...

Did You Know That Cars and Cows Had Many Things in Common?

fiat_engine.jpg First of all, their weight: depending on its breed, a cow can weigh up to more than one ton, just like a small car, and much more than our 650kg little Fiat 500! Another example is their life expectancy: a cow can live happily up to 20 years, just like a modern car has an average potential longevity of about 200000 miles (320000km), which is the mileage you can reach if you drive 10000 miles per year for 20 years. Actually, our Fiat 500 is turning 40 this year (happy birthday!) but it has only driven 90000 miles (145000 km) so far…