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July 1, 2014

License to Optimize

***Note: This post first appeared on the Corporate Eco Forum EcoInnovator Blog- - - - - - -

March 6, 2013

Revising Another FedEx Sustainability Goal

When a worthwhile trip takes less time to reach the destination, what else is there to do but to extend the trip?It's been two years since I wrote the post, Keep On Truckin'. Given where we've come with our vehicle strategy's execution, we wanted to give a travel update:So, what about that revised FedEx sustainability goal in the blog post title? Raise it, lower it, or extend the time? First, it's good to look back since we have had a few gratifying moments along our journey:

November 6, 2012

Biomimicry, Nature’s Innovator

One of the many reasons I am proud to be on the FedEx team is our outstanding leadership. Our founder and CEO, Frederick W. Smith states, “At FedEx, we recognize that our impact is greater than the services we provide. We are committed to being a great place to work, a thoughtful steward of the environment and a caring citizen in the communities where we live and work. We are passionate about sustainably connecting people and places and improving the quality of life around the world.” Mr.

October 5, 2012

Sustainability LIVE!

“Lights, Camera, Action”

August 16, 2010

777F: FedEx Drives Value Back to Customers

Asia Pacific is one of FedEx fastest growing regions. The region’s GDP growth is forecast to rise to 7.5% in 2010 and moderate to 7.3% in 2011, marking a healthy rebound from the 2009 slowdown . With Asia leading the global recovery, FedEx has focused our efforts on improving connections with the region and helping our customers tap into the opportunities that are arising. One of those efforts is the introduction of the 777F.

August 3, 2010

No Longer Walking

“No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.” – Orville WrightI guess Lindbergh never heard that one. Or, then again, maybe he did. To be fair, Orville and Wilbur Wright were at the very beginnings of aviation, as we know – they were striding in the early stages of flight. But, it reminded me of a statement back in November 2008, where I said you have to walk before you can fly. That was written in the early stages of our citizenship reporting.

September 22, 2009

The 777F Environmental Advantage

The Boeing 777F aircraft delivers noteworthy environmental benefits and efficiencies:•    Uses 18 percent less fuel than an MD-11;•    State-of-the-art engine technology reduces emissions 18 percent;•    Advanced noise-reduction technology meets airport noise standards and makes landings and takeoffs quieter;•    Has lower maintenance and operating costs than other aircraft in its class.

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?