posts tagged with Emissions

License to Optimize

master_mem_jm26427_s.jpg “Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part”
-Judy Holliday

The license to operate is a familiar concept for most—if not all—sustainability-minded professionals. It essentially involves a community accepting business operations for the societal benefits they provide. It’s an externally-focused issue, it’s about the interaction between the company and the community, and it’s very important—something that sustainability professionals cannot afford to neglect. And it’s a focus that is often strongly maintained...

Meet the new FedEx Efficient Containers. Lighter design. Less fuel.

ES_APE_ramp-sq.jpg Taking weight off a jet isn’t a new idea. It’s a problem aviators have tried to solve since the early pages of aviation history. Extra weight equals extra fuel. When you find the right balance, you can fly farther, use less fuel and reduce emissions. But it’s how you take the weight off that gets interesting.

Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic using a plane covered in lightweight linen. Today, this same mindset is inspiring a whole new generation of innovations and I’m happy to say much safer than some of those early ideas.

One of our newest EarthSmart Innovations, the FedEx Efficient Container, takes this mindset to heart...

Biomimicry, Nature’s Innovator

104566684.jpg One of the many reasons I am proud to be on the FedEx team is our outstanding leadership. Our founder and CEO, Frederick W. Smith states, “At FedEx, we recognize that our impact is greater than the services we provide. We are committed to being a great place to work, a thoughtful steward of the environment and a caring citizen in the communities where we live and work. We are passionate about sustainably connecting people and places and improving the quality of life around the world.” Mr. Smith encourages us to ask the age-old question “What if…?” and the world is a better place as a result.

Sustainability LIVE!

mitch_jackson_broadcast_crop_med.jpg I had the pleasure to participate in the Mike And Rob LIVE FedEx webcast for FedEx Services recently. They were kind enough to have me on to talk about our sustainability efforts within FedEx. Equally gratifying was the fact that we did the live webcast from the FedEx Enterprise Data Center-West (EDC-W) facility. This is a LEED Gold-certified facility. LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s certification of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

777F: FedEx Drives Value Back to Customers

Asia Pacific is one of FedEx fastest growing regions. The region’s GDP growth is forecast to rise to 7.5% in 2010 and moderate to 7.3% in 2011, marking a healthy rebound from the 2009 slowdown . With Asia leading the global recovery, FedEx has focused our efforts on improving connections with the region and helping our customers tap into the opportunities that are arising. One of those efforts is the introduction of the 777F.