FedEx Named to Maplecroft Climate Innovation Leaders Index
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Apr. 25, 2012 - FedEx Corp. (NYSE:
FDX) has announced its inclusion on the Maplecroft Climate
Innovation Leaders Index, a rating of the 360 largest U.S.
companies, undertaken by the risk analysis company.
The Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs) are
an exhaustive study of the largest multinational companies
based in the U.S. and how they manage and adapt to climate
change using innovation. Companies are rated on more
than 100 criteria, which include technological innovation
and new working practices to combat climate change impacts,
management of climate-related issues, adaption to physical
climate-related risks, including natural disasters
throughout the supply chain, and the reduction of
"Innovation is at the heart of our commitment to
environmental stewardship with a focus on identifying
sustainable solutions that will lead the way to a smarter
future," said Mitch Jackson, staff vice president,
Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corp.
"Through programs such as our EarthSmart initiative, we
have identified ways to increase fuel efficiency and reduce
carbon emissions across our operations and supply chain.
For example, earlier this month we launched a
carbon-neutral shipping program for the FedEx Express
FedEx is the first global express transportation
company to offer carbon-neutral envelope shipping at no
extra charge to the customer.
This is the first time FedEx has been listed in the
top #100 of the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index, moving
up 150 spots to #37 on the list of multinational companies.
FedEx has also ranked among the top 20 in the FORTUNE
Most Admired Companies list and earned accolades for its
reputation and culture among numerous regional rankings
throughout the world.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and
businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of
transportation, e-commerce and business services. With
annual revenues of $42 billion, the company offers
integrated business applications through operating
companies competing collectively and managed
collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.
Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and
trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000
team members to remain "absolutely, positively"
focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional
standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
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