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How working from home is contributing to our sustainability efforts: EarthSmart @ Work

June 12, 2012

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Did you know that working from home programs can save not only time and money, but can also help reduce carbon emissions?  

About 900 of our FedEx TechConnect customer service representatives are doing just that – working remotely through our EarthSmart @ Work program, REACH (Reps Engaged and Connected @ Home). EarthSmart encourages FedEx team members to share in the FedEx commitment to a sustainable world through ideas and actions.

Over the last three years, REACH has already spared the planet 2,800 tons of carbon emissions. As we continue to transition customer service reps to work remotely from their homes, the savings compound. In fact, every person who works from home saves an additional 2,500 pounds of carbon emissions each year. That’s a total savings of 2,250,000 lbs of CO2 per year (or the equivalent of planting over 26,000 trees and letting them grow for 10 years!)

Team members who work from home enjoy more time to balance their personal life with the elimination of commute times, reduced expenses related to commute, reduced clothing expenditure, and reduced snack machine temptation!

And because REACH is a virtually paperless system, the program reduces waste, as well. As gas prices rise and everyday environmental concerns grow, FedEx is redefining the workplace. 

It’s all a part of EarthSmart® — FedEx solutions for a more sustainable world.

Comments

    Deb says:

    I used to work from home and it was the best job I ever had. I found I got more done with fewer distractions.

    Can I please work for you, Fed Ex? ;)

    Elizabeth Bianchi says:

    I worked for FedEx for 25 years and loved it. I am retired but would love to work at home for FedEx. Do you have any job openings?
    Sincerely,
    Elizabeth

    Patricia Nelson says:

    Are there opportunities for work available?

    Janet Harper says:

    I’m an Manager Admin at Fedex…I don’t work from home but I’m 8 mins away from work due to the closing of a Sales facility. From 4 hours of commute RT down to 16 mins RT is awesome. Not only able to obtain work/life balance I’ve been able to be more productive.

    Marcy says:

    We ARE redefining the workplace. I love that from our own homes we’re improving the customer experience while we improve the environment.
    I do miss the tempting vending machines, but not my commute. Keep up the good work.

    MayLyn says:

    This is just the right topic for me to read today! Thank you Sherri Strickler for sharing these wonderful tips on working at home and how FedEx is apart of it as well!
    Working at home is the best way to make money, save on gas, enjoy being with your kids more, get more time to be with your famliy, and do things for yourself! I love being a FedEx volunteer and being apart of the Earthsmart program! It has been such a wonderful thing for me to be in! Thank you FedEx for making my life to be able to help others and enjoy myself!

    Tom B says:

    What a great program. A win win for all!

    Melissa says:

    I would be very interested in this work at home program with FedEx. Right now my commute is 120+ miles round trip. How can I find more information/job listings for this program?

    Liana says:

    That sounds great!! I hope that we can start with this at the import in Sweden. This would help a lot my colleagues while I’m on maternaty leave.

    Muhyideen Ajala says:

    I don’t think it’s possible for someone to work for you at home. But if it’s done, please contact me such an opportunity or any other. I am ready to serve you. Thanks.. From Nigeria.

    FedEx says:

    Thanks for your interest in FedEx. For current job opportunities, please go to the FedEx Careers website http://fedex.com/careers.

    Carey Hoffman says:

    Sherri,

    The second I met you, I knew that you would make a huge contribution to FedEx, and I’m delighted that I was right on target!

    Sheila Harrell and Marianne Mutter are inspirational role models for women and now you are in that prestigious category.

    Keep up the good work – Green and Purple!

    Best,

    Carey

    Kim says:

    Is there somewhere else where I can learn more about opportunities for working from home with FedEx.

    FedEx says:

    The FedEx Careers website http://fedex.com/careers is the best source for open positions.

    Oyan Waelah says:

    GREAT NEWS! Congratulation for this article about Customer services Jobs. It is my long cherish dream. That’s why it will be very much affected for me. I think article that you have written is various applications for Freelancer.In the third world country like Bangladesh a jobs are so tough,for those people online job bring a new era.Thanks

    sharon covington says:

    I would love to be a FED EX work at HOME TEAM PLAYER, please consider me for this job thank you.

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