Safety is at the core of FedEx culture. From day one on the job, our team members learn the importance of a safe operation. But, FedEx goes beyond safety in the workplace. In addition to our commitment to sharing the road safely, we also support organizations that champion pedestrian safety, and safety at home and in the community.
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  • Safe Kids Vietnam: Helping Students Walk Safely To School

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    A second grade student on her way back home from Binh Quoi Tay Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam was walking along the edge of the road – the small and uneven sidewalk was occupied by vendors and motorbike parking – when a large truck quickly approached from behind. Turning the corner, more trucks blocked her way. She wormed through a tiny gap between an idling motorcycle and a utility pole then ran home as quickly as she could.

    This scene was recorded in front of the gate of Binh Quoi Tay Primary School at the end of a school day on November 28, 2013 by a well-known online newspaper in Vietnam, Dan tri Online. Sadly, this scenario is the norm for many students throughout Vietnam who must walk to school on dangerous and crowded roads. Here at AIP Foundation/Safe Kids Vietnam, we’ve teamed up with FedEx to change this.
  • Safe Kids India: Our Best Prevention Idea

    FedEx volunteers.jpg.jpeg Pedestrian safety issues were always a major concern for the people belonging to metropolitan cities like Mumbai, where the number of road traffic crashes reached an alarming rate. There had been very little action taken on the issue – until Safe Kids India and FedEx teamed up for the Walk this Way program in 2007...
  • Innovation for Change: Safe Kids Brazil

    CSegura816_RJ_FedExBlog-sq.jpg When I think of the Walk This Way pedestrian safety program, I always remember a principal I met when we conducted a pilot project in Curitiba, a city in the south of the country. This principal told me that before we implemented our Walk This Way project, at least four children every year were struck by a car. Remember, that’s in just one school. We checked back a year later and not a single child in that school had been injured since the Walk This Way program had been implemented. What a difference...
  • A Commitment that Makes a Difference

    Untitled3.png Every year, I look forward to Walk This Way Month, an annual campaign dedicated to providing road safety education to kids in schools. This is the time of the year when we (FedEx and Safe Kids) truly work as a team to fulfill our mission of keeping kids safe while walking.

    This time of year is so special for me because we make such a difference in the lives of children and families. I still think about one second grade girl from Beijing named Joy Li, who we met last year during Walk this Way Month. Joy Li walked to school every morning across four major roads. She told us how she learned a lot of bad habits from adults. She didn’t cross the streets at the crosswalks and she ignored the light signal when she was in a hurry.

    After our Walk This Way Month activities, Joy Li changed many of these habits...
  • Keeping your Children Safe Online – Have you had the ‘Digital Talk’?

    From your children’s perspective, the internet is an essential part of their lives. It is the link between them and the rest of the world. But the internet contains risks.

    As we all spend more and more time online every year. How do you keep your children safe on the internet?...
  • It's a Matter of Trust - Having a Safe Holiday Driving Season

    master_dm_13_004_02_06_01_045_160-110-2_jpg.jpg FedEx is in the midst of its busiest time of the year – the holiday shipping season starting with Black Friday and continuing with Cyber Monday and all the way up to Christmas Day. We call it Peak. And yes, it’s capitalized because it is that significant to our business. While it is the time of year when we have the most packages to deliver, it is often combined with the worst weather conditions.

    Between all the FedEx operating companies, there are tens of thousands of vehicles on the roads every day. In fact, there probably is not a minute in the 1,440 in a day when there is not a FedEx vehicle on a road somewhere in the U.S.

    Given the statistics on congestion and...
  • Lighten Up This Halloween

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, twice as many children are hit and killed walking on Halloween than any other day of the year. It’s also a problem that’s easy to fix, which is why Safe Kids and FedEx are teaming up this Halloween. This year, we want every child to be wearing something reflective or bright so they will be seen by drivers on Halloween. There are lots of ways to make it happen. Kids can carry a flashlight or glow stick, wear light-colored costumes or attach reflective wristbands or tape to their outfit.
  • 10 Tips for Improving Child Pedestrian Safety

    Teens Walking at Crosswalk.jpg.jpeg At the beginning of most our lives, we share two fundamental desires: learning and movement. In fact, most babies take their first steps when they are less than a year, and are walking well by the time they are 14 or 15 months. Before you know it, kids are not just walking but running, jumping, skipping and you name it – any other physical gymnastics that most of us adults find exhausting just to look at!

    As kids seem almost tireless at times, they can actually be quite vulnerable – particularly when they are outside near streets and traffic. Yes, they are full of energy, but they also sometimes lack judgment when it comes to walking or riding their bicycling safely.

    That’s why through the Walk This Way program, FedEx and Safe Kids are promoting International Walk to School Day...
  • Saluting drivers during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

    driver apprecationblog image.jpg.jpeg This week is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week! It’s a time to see beyond the anonymous head in the cab window you spot multiple times a day during your drive to work. It’s a time to appreciate the great effort and care that these warriors put into their jobs both on and off the road.

    A truck driver plays an integral part of your day. Whether you are picking up a gallon of milk from the local grocery store or ordering a pair of shoes online, a truck driver helped put that item in your hands...
  • FedEx Branded Phishing Email – We hear you!

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    For 40 years, FedEx has worked tirelessly to become one of the most trusted brands in the world. Sadly, we regularly witness and receive reports on cybercriminals exploiting the trusted FedEx brand to increase the likelihood someone will fall victim to a phishing email. These phishing emails typically contain either a malicious attachment or a weaponized link embedded within an email message. Just one wrong click on either a malicious attachment or link could infect your system.