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FedEx plays an active role in improving life in the communities we serve. Our team members volunteer hundreds of thousands of hours each year to make our local communities better places to live, work and play. 
 
Our team members support causes in their hometowns every day. Whether it is 150 employees in South Florida participating in a beautification project at a local school or two volunteers staffing a clothing drive for Dress for Success in Washington, D.C., our team members are actively involved and committed to addressing the needs of the communities where they work and live.

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A part of the FedEx culture, this passion for volunteerism extends across borders and throughout the entire organization. In Korea, for example, volunteers have been in the field helping teach children about pedestrian safety while team members in Canada have participated in a Tower Climb to benefit local...

United Way

The United Way is a national charity that distributes funding to individuals and communities in need across the United States. It consists of nearly 1,300 local organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and people's lives. Common focus areas include helping children succeed, promoting self-sufficiency, strengthening families, empowering adults with disabilities and preserving our safety net.

For over 35 years FedEx and the United Way have worked together to make a difference in people’s lives. FedEx is proud of its long-standing relationship with the United Way. Like FedEx, the United Way is committed to building strong local communities. In 2010, FedEx and our team members gave over $14 million to the United Way. We continue our commitment to the United Way...

An accident-free driving record and safe driving practices aren’t just company goals for FedEx drivers, they’re also sport –– and a challenge from FedEx Chairman, President and CEO Fred Smith. That’s because each year, hundreds of FedEx drivers, couriers and contractors practice and study –– both on and off the job –– to compete in the "Super Bowl of Safety,” the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC). The NTDC recognize industry leadership in safety and promote professionalism among truck drivers. Drivers who have been accident-free for one year can participate in the championships that begin at the state level. Drivers who earn first-place honors in statewide championships progress to the NTDC.

At the NTDC, the Team FedEx drivers compete against over 400 others for national titles in nine different classes of vehicles and for the National Grand Champion title. The drivers accumulate points by demonstrating their driving skills and...

FedEx is dedicated to continuously improving our safe work practices. We actively promote and support a culture of health and safety for the benefit of our employees, contractors and stakeholders, and the company and the public.
 
Each business day, FedEx delivers more than seven million packages to customers in more than 220 countries and territories. Managing a global network of people, facilities, trucks, aircraft and technology demands that safety and health principles are strategically incorporated into all aspects of our business.
 
The critical focus we place on safety is eloquently expressed by our company’s founder and CEO, Frederick W. Smith. “Just as we seek to continuously improve the service we provide to our customers, we must also continuously improve the practices and procedures that can make our workplace even safer for our employees.”
 
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Child Pedestrian Safety

FedEx is interested in supporting organizations that help keep child pedestrians safe through increasing awareness and knowledge of pedestrian safety as an issue, helping change unsafe child pedestrian behaviors, and/or creating environmental improvements to keep child pedestrians safe in local communities.

Safety is core value of our company and the first consideration in all our operations. FedEx works closely with global organizations to help prevent pedestrian-related injury and death and educate the public about road safety.

Every day, more than 75,000 FedEx vehicles are on the road sharing the streets with pedestrians. At FedEx, we are dedicated to pedestrian safety and sharing the lessons of safe driving we have learned over the past 35 years. 

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FedEx Cares
 
Each fall, FedEx team members participate in FedEx Cares Week, a weeklong volunteer event that benefits local communities and the United Way. Throughout the week, communities across the country host days of service, allowing more than 3,400 FedEx team members to volunteer their time. Projects range from refurbishing and beautifying local agencies, building playgrounds, and painting child-care centers to sorting and organizing donated food items at local food banks.
 
Events have been held in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New York, Newark, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Examples of projects include:
  • Refurbishing the interior and exterior of a local middle school in the Bronx...

FedEx innovationInnovation Culture
FedEx was built upon innovation, and it continues to be an integral part of the FedEx culture and business strategy. Our commitment to a creative, open culture propels the development of ideas, products and services that empower our customers to grow their businesses around the world.

FedEx created a new and distinct market over thirty years ago when it began providing customers access to next-business-day delivery service. Since its inception, Frederick W. Smith’s vision for the company has helped develop our rich history of innovation.

In 1978, Fred Smith was famously quoted as saying, “The information about the package is just as important as the package itself.” Today, FedEx provides customers access to near real-time information that has enabled...