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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.



Helping the Homeless in Bogotá, Colombia

Feb 14, 2017
Padre Ramón Giraldo was dedicated to his parishioners in Bogotá, Colombia. In addition to healing their souls, he gave food to those in need.

But the Padre noticed something.

There was one group that came almost every day for meals. All of them were older or disabled and long forgotten by their families. They would eat, then leave the church to sleep on the streets of Bogotá.

It weighed heavy on his heart to see them go, to brave the elements with no place to stay, many falling prey to criminals. He knew it was his calling to do something and in 2004, the Padre asked them to live with him.

That was the birth of the Santa María de Guadalupe Home for people with disabilities and the elderly.

In 2014 they moved to the countryside for fresh air and more space. Today, more than 50 people now call the Parcelas neighborhood, just outside of Bogotá, home.

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Infographic: Don’t Get Hit by a Car

Jan 27, 2017

For 17 years, FedEx has been helping keep kids safe though our sponsorship of Safe Kids Worldwide and the Walk This Way program. This infographic highlights seven ways children are getting hit, paired with seven tips to prevent them from happening.

Portrait of Success: Art Company Offers Hope to Homeless and Disabled Artists

Jan 18, 2017
As an 18-year-old living in Boston, I embarked on a unique and life-changing mission. After securing a grant from Harvard University to create art groups in homeless shelters, I was immediately struck by the incredible artistic talent I saw among some of the people I met. Unfortunately, their interesting works of art had no place for display, and so they would sit in storage collecting dust. I learned that thousands of art groups around the country were in place, but there was no collective space to sell the art.

Brainstorming with my brother, Spencer, we came up with the idea of becoming brokers for artists across the country – selling their original art, but also creating prints and other products for sale. It was an idea that we knew would fulfill us personally and professionally, but more importantly give these artists a sense of purpose as well as an income.

More than 3,000 Volunteers to Package 500,000+ Meals With Stop Hunger Now on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Jan 16, 2017

Stop Hunger NowOn January 16, more than 3,000 volunteers across the U.S. will package half a million meals in recognition of MLK Day. Corporate, civic and faith-based groups from North Carolina to California have committed to packaging meals to support Stop Hunger Now’s mission of working to end hunger in our lifetime.

This is the fourth year that FedEx has worked with Stop Hunger Now to orchestrate the nationwide event and provide employees with an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. Over 600 FedEx employees will be packaging meals simultaneously in these cities: Memphis, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J., Boston, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Houston, Orlando and San Francisco.

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New Fuel Option Means Cleaner Truck Routes

Jan 10, 2017

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) has a name that sounds like it could be a complex scientific concept, but it’s really not that complicated: CNG is primarily methane gas stored at high pressure. That’s it.

Why do we care?

We care because CNG can be used in the same place as gasoline, diesel, or propane, but is generally cleaner and helps diversify the fuel supply.

It’s pretty simple to generate – made by compressing normal natural gas to less than 1% of the volume it occupies at normal atmospheric pressure. CNG burns more cleanly than diesel, producing lower CO2 emissions, and almost all of the natural gas in the United States is homegrown, not imported.

Natural gas can be renewable, with some of it even generated by landfills.

Field Testing CNG at FedEx Freight