Environment & Efficiency Metrics

Enterprise CO2 Emissions (In Metric Tons)

Our Scope 1 and 3 emissions increased slightly in FY11 due to increased shipping volumes, which came with improved global economic conditions and strong demand for our services. However, we have made progress in decoupling economic growth from our direct greenhouse-gas emissions during that time period when we increased our total annual revenue by
13 percent.

Click here to watch a video of Mitch Jackson, V.P. of Corporate Social Responsibility, sharing how FedEx is committed to EarthSmart initiatives.

To learn more about our EarthSmart® program, click here.

Aircraft Emissions

In FY11, we reduced our aircraft CO2 emissions intensity by 4 percent, for a total reduction of 13.8 percent since FY05. We are pleased to announce that FedEx has increased our global aircraft emissions intensity goal by 50 percent to a 30 percent intensity reduction by 2020, still using FY05 as the baseline year.

To see how our new Boeing 777 freighters are a “Win Win” for FedEx and the environment, click here.

Click here to learn more about how our Fuel Sense program helps us save fuel and carbon emissions.

1ATM, or available ton mile, is defined as one ton of capacity (cargo) transported one mile.

Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

Our goal for 2020 is to improve the fuel efficiency of the FedEx Express surface/delivery vehicle fleet by 20 percent, using 2005 as the baseline year. We are happy to announce that we are still on track to meet that target, having achieved a 16.6 percent increase in average fuel efficiency of our FedEx Express vehicle fleet since FY05.

To learn more about how FedEx is closing in on our vehicle fuel efficiency goals, click here.

Click here for a promotional video on our Eco-Drive program in the Asia–Pacific region.

For a press release on our collaboration with EMBARQ to improve public transport in developing countries, click here.

Electric & Hybrid Electric Fleet

In FY12, we increased our global Electric Vehicle (EV) and Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV) fleet to 482 vehicles, an increase of nearly 18 percent. The fleet has logged almost 12.1 million miles, saving approximately 345,000 gallons of fuel.

To hear Frederick W. Smith’s insights on electrifying short-haul transportation, click here.

Click here for a press release on our new line of all-electric zero-emission Newton™ Step Vans.

Solar Electricity

FedEx has generated over 18 gigawatt-hours of solar electricity since we built our first solar facility. We now have six solar-energy facilities, five in the U.S. and one in Europe. These six facilities alone have reduced our CO2 emissions by an estimated 6,858 metric tons, roughly equivalent to 768,834 gallons of gasoline or 175,846 tree seedlings growing for 10 years.

Click here to watch a video about our solar electricity system in Oakland, CA.

Renewable Energy Credits

In FY11, FedEx Office purchased 33,333 Renewable Energy Credits (REC) to offset emissions associated with the electricity we used in FY11 and to support efforts to generate electricity from renewable sources. Each REC purchased represents 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity produced by a renewable energy facility.

To learn more about our investments in Green Power, click here.

Waste Streams

In FY11, the majority of our waste was composed of nonhazardous and municipal solid waste, much like regular household garbage. The remaining waste streams included hazardous waste, which is dangerous or potentially harmful to human health or the environment; “universal waste,” which includes batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment, and light bulbs; and e-waste.

Click here to watch a video about how FedEx and EnviroSmart are teaming up to recycle ink jet cartridges.

Recycling Totals (in millions of pounds)

We recycle and/or reuse a significant amount of waste, and we look for new technologies to help us increase this amount. In FY11, we recycled 6.4 million more pounds of the waste generated at our facilities.

To learn more about our materials recycling programs, click here.

Click here to read a press release on FedEx Korea’s “Packing Material Recycling Idea Contest”.

Recycling Percentages

We recycle and/or reuse a significant percentage of waste, and we look for new technologies to help us increase this amount. We increased the percentage of waste we recycled from 26 percent in FY10 to 36 percent in FY11.

To learn more about our materials recycling programs, click here.

Click here to read a press release on FedEx Korea’s “Packing Material Recycling Idea Contest”.

ISO 14001 Certification

ISO 14001 provides a framework for a holistic, strategic approach to an organization’s environmental policy, plans, and actions. It outlines requirements for environmental management systems, and 51 of our facilities in Europe meet those requirements. FedEx is evaluating the feasibility of obtaining ISO 14001 certification in other markets and at other facilities.

Click here to view a press release announcing how the FedEx Express European hub earned ISO 14001 certification.

To learn about how FedEx Express created the largest green roof at any U.S. airport, click here.

Click here to view a press release on how FedEx Express made LEED® Certification the standard for newly built U.S. facilities.

FSC-Certified Paper

We seek to buy paper for our FedEx Office® Print and Ship Centers from suppliers that have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which helps ensure responsible forest management. In FY11, we increased the percentage of FSC-certified paper used in our FedEx Office Print and Ship Centers to 80 percent.

To learn more about responsible paper sourcing by FedEx Office, click here.

Click here to watch a video on how Nathan Loftice of FedEx Office oversees our responsible paper programs.