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May 8, 2014

2013 Global Citizenship Report – Global Connections

FedEx is built on the belief that local economic growth requires connectivity with the rest of the world, and we accept that it is our role and responsibility to do this sustainably.

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October 3, 2013

Meet the new FedEx Efficient Containers. Lighter design. Less fuel.

Taking weight off a jet isn’t a new idea. It’s a problem aviators have tried to solve since the early pages of aviation history. Extra weight equals extra fuel. When you find the right balance, you can fly farther, use less fuel and reduce emissions. But it’s how you take the weight off that gets interesting.Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic using a plane covered in lightweight linen. Today, this same mindset is inspiring a whole new generation of innovations and I’m happy to say much safer than some of those early ideas.

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September 4, 2013

Welcoming the 767 to Our Fleet

Update 9/30/2013. Take a peek behind the scenes of our new 767 construction:

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September 4, 2013

Important Work for Washington Policymakers, and Giving Back to the Community

As we shift out of recess mode and head back to work, Congress is returning to Washington with important matters that FedEx hopes will be addressed to move our economy and our country forward.We are encouraged by the momentum on Capitol Hill and within the administration on some of these issues, including corporate tax reform, transportation, and free trade agreements.  

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July 2, 2013

From Fuel Supply to FuelSense

You never know where some things will lead. As an Army Captain, I had the fortune to command a supply company that included a fuel supply platoon with the responsibility to refuel the 3rd Armored Division in central Germany.These refueling operations were very static, dispensing fuel from large bladders which required units to congregate many tracked and wheeled vehicles at fuel depots. This made refueling not only inefficient but placed exposed vehicles at a higher risk of an enemy strike as they congregated.

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May 23, 2013

2012 FedEx Global Citizenship Report

Today we released our fifth Global Citizenship Report. In the spirit of continuous improvement, this year’s report aligns with the Global Reporting Initiative guidelines. It showcases our continued efforts to provide sustainable solutions for our customers and our communities in a more standardized and transparent way. And, importantly, it is an all-digital and print-on-demand platform again this year.

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June 8, 2011

Taking innovation to new heights with the FedEx Boeing 777

At FedEx, we thrive on game-changing ideas and solutions — especially when it comes to opening up global trade opportunities  and improving the way the world does business. So it’s no surprise that our newest fleet of Boeing 777 Freighters does just that by flying direct to more  international destinations than ever before, reducing transit times to key global markets by as much as one full business day. Find out how the FedEx Boeing 777 freighter can help your business. 

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May 5, 2009

Re-Thinking the School Bus

Three Cheers for the bus driver, the bus driver, the bus driver... It's iconic and a staple of many children's school days. From the hippie bus driver in the front to the elite section in the back, school buses have been an essential part of many people's educational experience. However, communities from as far as Italy to cities here in the U.S. are re-thinking the bus (or car) as the only way to get to school. Is the school bus going the way of lunchroom soda machines?

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