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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.



FedEx and Safe Kids Research Shows Distracted Walking Endangering Elementary School Students

Jul 3, 2017

SEOUL, July 3, 2017 — FedEx Express (FedEx), the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and Safe Kids Korea conducted a survey on the walking habits of 705 students from five elementary schools in Seoul in December, 2016. The survey found elementary school students’ distracted walking habits needing significant improvement.

With the growing prevalence of young students using electronic devices such as cell phones and tablet computers, they are often distracted while walking. Eighty-five percent of the students responded that they own a mobile phone, and eighty percent admitted to distracted walking.

FedEx Celebrates Success of Game-Changing Delivery in Spain

Jun 28, 2017

FedEx and the UEFA Foundation for Children worked with global not-for-profit streetfootballworld to identify Cañada Real as an ideal location for the pitch, based on the potential for community impact.  FedEx team members returned to the pitch June 27 to watch an anniversary tournament between young local players.

“I’m moved to return to Cañada Real and see for myself the positive impact putting a playing field in this community has had.  It’s fantastic to talk to the young people using the pitch and know that FedEx involvement in projects like this is making a real difference to the outlook and opportunities of the people who live here,” said David Binks, president of FedEx Express in Europe and CEO of TNT.

FedEx Announces Winners of Small Business Grant Contest in Asia Pacific

Jun 19, 2017

HONG KONG, June 13, 2017 — FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, today announced the winners of the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest in Asia Pacific. Twelve winners and runners up shared a prize pool of more than US$80,000, each receiving a grant to help develop their business internationally.

Entries to the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest came from a diverse range of industry sectors. The winners all shared a common quality – a simple, compelling business idea with the potential to expand into other markets. The grand prize winners were:

AIDS LifeCycle: Honoring Memory of Friends & Fundraising for the Future

Jun 5, 2017

There’s a photo on the front of my bike this week. It’s a picture of my old friend Scott.

Scott Chirila was my wife’s best friend in high school. He was sharp, funny, and one of the nicest people I have ever met. Throughout high school, everyone thought Scott and my wife Gayle would end up getting married and live happily ever after, but it wasn’t meant to be.

Scott was gay, and he died of AIDS in 1991.

We all grew up together in Missouri before Scott moved off to LA in the mid-1980’s to follow his dreams. He worked at the University of Southern California in their grant department and loved everything about living in Los Angeles.

In 1987 we moved to Brea, California with our three-week old son, Teague. Initially, Scott was the only person we knew in the area, and he quickly introduced us to his wide circle of friends.

It Pays to be a Nerd: Code Crew Teaches Kids to Create Technology

Jun 1, 2017

Code Crew

Students learn iOS development using Apple’s Swift Playground at a recent Code Crew event in Memphis, Tenn. Code Crew serves about 170 kids on a weekly basis, 90% of whom are black and Latino and 41% of whom are girls.