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2017 Global Citizenship Report

Explore our citizenship goals and progress. Hear from the people who deliver it forward every day.

Access Magazine

The Access platform, now in its 10th year, explores the latest ideas defining global connectivity — and the opportunities those ideas bring to businesses and communities.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center

“A Unified Front: Business Partnerships for Effective Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery,” comprised of case studies from the business community. This section highlights the story of the FedEx response after the Nepal earthquake in 2015.



‘Field in a Box™’ is a Game Changer for Underprivileged Youth

Aug 10, 2017

One year after FedEx and the UEFA Foundation for Children installed their first ‘Field in a Box™’, an artificial turf football (soccer) field delivered in two shipping containers to Cañada Real, an impoverished neighborhood near Madrid, the impact has been far reaching.

FIRST Global - Team Botswana

Botswana Students Learn Coding in Two Weeks, Turn Box Into Bot

Jul 24, 2017

Kamogelo and Robin live in Ramotswa, a small village outside of Gaberone, the capital of Botswana.

This spring, in only two weeks, they taught themselves computer programming.

Their lofty goal? Take a 42-pound box filled with robot parts and turn it into a remote-controlled robot to compete against other teams from around the world.

FedEx donated delivery of the robot parts to over 150 countries participating in FIRST Global, the worlds’ first international robot olympics for high school students. Founded by prolific inventor Dean Kamen, FIRST Global seeks to inspire science education and cultural understanding among every nation in the world.

“When we first opened the box of parts we thought ‘How are we going to turn these bits and pieces into a robot?’ But we worked online with a team from Haiti, and they showed us that we could do it”, says Kamogelo.

Hong Kong Students Unleash Entrepreneurial Ingenuity with Innovative Household Products for India

Jul 24, 2017

HONG KONG, July 24, 2017 — Three student teams demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurship with innovative household products for export to India at the FedEx Express/JA International Trade Challenge (FedEx/JA ITC) Hong Kong Finals 2017.  These young entrepreneurs will represent Hong Kong to compete with 54 counterparts from nine other markets[1] at the Asia Pacific Finals which will be held in Singapore on August 21-23.

The three winning teams in Hong Kong are[2]:

Vietnamese Students Advance to the FedEx/Junior Achievement Asia-Pacific International Trade Challenge  

Jul 18, 2017


HO CHI MINH CITY, July 13, 2017 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, and Junior Achievement today announced the winners of the FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (JA ITC) in Vietnam.

Lam Gia Vu from the Christian Academy of Western New York and Ngo Le Hoang My from Nguyen Thuong Hien High School, Juliet Bao Ngoc Doling and Tran Anh Khoa of The Western Australian International School System, and Vu Hong Anh and Chu Ngoc Anh of Luong The Vinh High School were all selected as the winners of Vietnam International Trade Challenge. They will advance to the Asia-Pacific ITC finals in Singapore occurring from August 20 to 24, 2017.

FedEx and Junior Achievement Hold International Trade Challenge 2017 for Young Entrepreneurs

Jul 18, 2017

TOKYO, July 18, 2017 – FedEx Express (FedEx) and Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in the global economy, hosted the qualifying round for the Japan teams of the FedEx Express/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge (FedEx/JA ITC) 2017 on July 17.

This year’s challenge was to create a market entry strategy for a household product targeting the Indian market. The contest challenged students to consider the culture and characteristics of the target market and come up with appropriate ideas for customizing, promoting and selling innovative products and services in India. A record 57 teams (two students per team) submitted applications, and seven teams were invited to present in front of a panel of judges at the local competition.