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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.

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Transformance - FedEx Blue Sky Region Volunteer Event

FedEx Blue Sky Region Transformance Volunteer Event

Oct 19, 2016

Nearly 100 volunteers processed more than 4 tons of food into 1,000 bags for Dallas students and families. The group used the new Economic Empowerment Center at Transformance in Dallas to build the food bags, then transported the bags to Uplift Williams Preparatory for distribution.

Seeing the Light: Eight Days in China On Board a Flying Eye Hospital

Oct 11, 2016

As I watched the last piece of surgical equipment being loaded onto the MD-10 aircraft, I was struck by the mission before me—watching first hand as a portable hospital took shape, one that will fly to people in need instead of the other way around.

This is an opportunity for me to witness Orbis’ sight-saving operation in person aboard a flight to China and on the ground there, and to learn more about how the organization transforms the lives of people facing blindness who would not otherwise have access to eye care.

More than 285 million people are visually impaired, and 4 out of 5 suffer from preventable conditions. Ninety percent of these people live in developing countries where they can’t access sight-saving treatments that many take for granted in the United States.

FedEx Response to Hurricane Matthew

Oct 11, 2016

We extend our deepest sympathies to our team members and communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew. We are currently supporting relief efforts through our relationships with Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, Heart to Heart International, The American Red Cross, and Water Mission. These disaster relief organizations have medical staff and disaster relief supplies pre-positioned in the region. They are assessing the situation and providing critical needs like medicine, medical aid, shelter, hygiene kits and water. FedEx is maintaining constant communication with them to ensure we are responding appropriately.

 

Why Direct Relief is Investing $40 Million to Strengthen the Humanitarian Supply Chain for Medicine

Oct 5, 2016

Sixty tons of medicine and medical supplies arrive via FedEx in Nepal in 2015 after an earthquake devastated the region.

Delivering life-saving medical aid to those who need it most creates a complicated logistical challenge.  Moving medicines and equipment over state lines and international borders present hurdles few organizations can overcome, even while the global need for such supplies grows.

Meeting that need is at the heart of Direct Relief’s mission, and the California-based nonprofit is the first and only humanitarian aid organization to be FDA-registered as a wholesale drug distributor and is licensed to distribute prescription drugs into all 50 states. The organization also distributes to 70 countries around the world.

To keep up with global demand and more rigorous oversight on prescription drugs, the organization broke ground Thursday on what will be the largest distribution hub for humanitarian medical aid in the United States.

FedEx Cares 2016 Fall Campaign to Deliver Positive Change Around the World

Oct 3, 2016

Team Members to Volunteer 60,000 Service Hours from Memphis to Shanghai

More than 15,000 FedEx team members from around the world will dedicate their time and skills to community service as part of the company’s annual FedEx Cares Fall Campaign.  FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) launched this effort in a handful of U.S. cities in 2005 and has since expanded it to 200 U.S. cities and 120 countries around the world.  The volunteer tradition focuses on giving back to communities where team members live and work.

FedEx team members will be participating in a variety of service projects ranging from working in the gardens at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco to helping provide medical services to underprivileged children in rural Vietnam.