posts tagged with Energy

Change a light bulb. Make a difference.

EX0201.preview.jpg I recently sat down with Don Colvin, U.S. VP of facilities at FedEx Express, to hear what it takes to sustainably manage 52 million square feet of space.

Q. The Solar Energy Industries Association just announced their top 25 corporate solar users and FedEx is on the list again. Can you tell me how solar fits into your overall sustainability strategy?

A. The Oakland hub was the first FedEx solar property to come online back in 2005. Now we have nine across all of FedEx with a total capacity to power a small community for a year...

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...

The State of Our Union – Action Needed

govt master_k12781_blog.jpg In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama outlined an ambitious agenda to overhaul the U.S. tax code, produce more domestic and alternative energy, rebuild our infrastructure and expand international trade. This endeavor must start with the long overdue task of restructuring the corporate tax code, stuck at 39 percent for far too long (35% federal + 4% state) and putting American companies at a competitive disadvantage versus our economic peers.