FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, celebrated “50 days of Caring” undertaking community service programs across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region as part of a series of initiatives taking place during the countdown to the company’s 50 th birthday on April 17 this year.
Over 1,000 FedEx volunteers and their families across 21 AMEA markets including Australia, Bahrain, Egypt, Hong Kong, Bharat, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Zambia undertook a variety of community- based activities focusing on sustainability and environmental protection, education, welfare, and support for the underserved.
Some of the programs undertaken include:
Beach clean-ups in Australia, Bahrain, Bharat and South Africa, UAE, to reduce waste and build cleaner coastal communities. Gathered over 105.34 Tons of non- bio-degradable waste from the shores of Mumbai, Bharat and diverted 172.56 cubic yards of waste from the landfill and achieved 93.25 Tons of carbon offset.A park clean-up in Japan, and trash collection drives in Bharat, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa to help deliver a cleaner, trash-free
environment. FedEx volunteers in India alone gathered 3.36 Tons of dry waste from areas around their offices and residences for a cleaner tomorrow.
Planting trees in Singapore, Vietnam, shrubs around office facilities in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, and over 3,000 Mangrove saplings in Bharat.
Provided over 6,500 school children from economically poorer communities in Bharat with access to safe and sustainable play areas build out of recycled material to promote their cognitive, emotional, and social development skills.
Organized cricket match between visually impaired children from Samarthanam Trust and FedEx volunteers in Bharat to showcase the skills and abilities of these special cricketers, and celebrate their achievements on the game field.
Meal distribution in Bharat as part of Akshay Patra midday meal program, providing nutritious food to the underserved.
Giving old fabrics in Thailand, including FedEx retired uniforms in Indonesia a new life through upcycling programs.
Hosting educational seminars on eco-living/eating, waste segregation, road safety and sustainable logistics education being held in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea.
“At FedEx, we believe that a connected world is a better world. Over our first five decades, we’ve helped people and businesses thrive and that includes contributing our resources and our network wherever we can to make a positive difference,” said Kawal Preet, president of Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region at FedEx Express. “I’m incredibly proud to see the impact our team members have made in contributing to a Better World as part of our anniversary celebrations. What unites our team members is our drive to deliver the best results for our customers, our communities, and to build a more sustainable world. We are committed to creating a future that is as transformative as our first five decades have been.”
To mark 50 years since FedEx was founded in 1973, the company is continuing to organize events and share stories that celebrate its team members, shine a spotlight on its customers, and give the world a glimpse into what’s next. To learn more about the FedEx 50th birthday celebration.