posts tagged with International

How FedEx makes walking in Memphis – and around the world – safer for children

mem-safe-kids.png Fifteen years ago, the FedEx Global Citizenship team discovered a unique nonprofit called Safe Kids Worldwide (known then as the National Safe Kids Campaign). Their mission is to help prevent childhood injuries. With tens of thousands of vehicles on the world’s roadways and with safety a central value of the company, we approached Safe Kids about developing a child pedestrian safety campaign with support from FedEx...

Trade Facilitation – Opening Doors All Around the World

tp2013_0129.jpg.jpeg International trade is ever-changing. Billions of products are bought and sold daily and markets emerge in the blink of an eye. It is a complex industry that can open a whole new world of opportunities for the smallest of countries.

We’ve been hearing a lot about trade facilitation after The World Trade Organization (WTO) international trade pact known as the “Bali package” launched. The recent changes noted in the Bali package indicate that all WTO’s 159 member nations will move to handle trade facilitation the same way. So how does this package benefit importers, exporters, companies and commerce? It’s all about moving products beyond the borders. The WTO is working to reduce customs delays, streamline shipments and improve trade with developing countries. Companies of all sizes are shipping more and they’re shipping all over the world...

New Markets, New Customers

ASEAN MAP.jpg.jpeg At FedEx we see the results of choke points in global trade every day – when protectionist policies create bottlenecks of red tape that end up strangling cross- border trade. Whether you order a product as a consumer or run a business, the experience of trading internationally runs headlong into cumbersome and outdated rules and regulations.

It’s a complex problem with a specific set of solutions.

First, nations need to unleash the full potential of the internet to create new trade. Time has long past to harmonize procedures for customs regulations and to allow online filing of electronic documents. The US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement...

It IS About Logistics: How FedEx Integrates Community Engagement into its Core Operations

CSRwire_Logo-sq.jpg The following is a guest post by Jackie Norris, Executive Director and Yvonne Siu Turner, Senior Manager, Corporate Resources and Programs, Points of Light Corporate Institute. It first appeared on the CSRwire Blog.

This is part five in a seven-part blog series exploring the community engagement practices of winning companies in The Civic 50, an initiative launched in 2012 by Points of Light, the National Conference on Citizenship and Bloomberg. The Civic 50 identifies the top 50 community-minded S&P 500 corporations that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Today, we explore how FedEx has integrated volunteering and community engagement into its core business strategy and specifically how it helps communities in times of disaster...

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...