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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 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.

FedEx Supports Global Entrepreneurship With FedEx Access Award

Jul 13, 2017

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has expanded its support of the Young Enterprise Company Programme  by introducing a FedEx Access Award at national Company of the Year competitions in the United Kingdom, France, and Italy.

Since 2007, FedEx has supported Young Enterprise —a global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.  The Company Programme provides an opportunity for young adults aged 15-19 to set up and run a profitable business, supported by teachers and volunteers from local businesses.

FedEx Joins With My Brother’s Keeper Alliance to Support Pathways to Success: Boys and Young Men of Color Opportunity Summit

Jul 12, 2017

FedEx was the principal sponsor of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) “Pathways to Success: Boys and Young Men of Color Opportunity Summit” that was recently held in Memphis. The event was launched in collaboration with City of Memphis, Memphis Office of Youth Services, the Greater Memphis Chamber, Workforce Investment Network, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Memphis Police Department. A total of 1,005 Memphis youth, including boys and young men of color, between the ages of 16 and 29 attended the summit, 285 received on-the-spot job offers, 206 youth received second interviews, totaling nearly 500 job opportunities for Memphis youth.


Beyond meeting with potential employers, the attendees had the opportunity to access community and social services, and participate in career and leadership development training.  For those who needed help with their interview attire, they were fitted with blazers and matching neck ties.


Mobile Field Hospital Can Deploy to Disasters in Hours

Jul 6, 2017
The following is a guest post by Nikola Usenovic from International Medical Corps.




For millions of people, those words have real, heavy meaning. The paralyzing fear brought by major catastrophe is not simply the loss of possessions. These disasters often snuff out even the basic structures of a region’s health care system. It’s massive loss piled upon loss, piled upon loss.

It can be completely overwhelming, and people become desperate for any light of hope.

Extending a Hopeful Hand

In times like this, International Medical Corps stands ready to say, “We are here to help.”

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.