Q&A With Mitch Jackson, FedEx Expert on Sustainability

MitchJackson_Influence-sq.jpg As part an ongoing series exploring the links between connectivity and innovation, our FedEx Access team spoke with Mitch Jackson, vice president of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability for FedEx. Jackson spearheaded the implementation of FedEx hybrid-electric vehicles, among the first in the commercial marketplace.

Access: How would you describe the relationship between increased global connectivity and innovation?

MITCH JACKSON: I believe that global connectivity and innovation go hand in hand. If you think about it, attempts at globalization have been ongoing for centuries. Books like...

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.

2012 FedEx Global Citizenship Report

gcr-ev-image.jpeg Today we released our fifth Global Citizenship Report. In the spirit of continuous improvement, this year’s report aligns with the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines. It showcases our continued efforts to provide sustainable solutions for our customers and our communities in a more standardized and transparent way. And, importantly, it is an all-digital and print-on-demand platform again this year.

What If Or What For?

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Curiosity is not enough. Sometimes, you have to ask the right question. The recent kerfuffle concerning the use of electric vehicles for long-range transportation between an EV manufacturer and a major newspaper has me thinking again about an issue we faced when my family and I were deciding whether or not to purchase an electric vehicle.

Revising Another FedEx Sustainability Goal

electric_vehicle_blog.jpg It's been two years since I wrote the post, Keep On Truckin'. Given where we've come with our vehicle strategy's execution, we wanted to give a travel update: So, what about that revised FedEx sustainability goal in the blog post title? Raise it, lower it, or extend the time? First, it's good to look back since we have had a few gratifying moments along our journey: