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Frederick W. Smith Chairman and CEO

The FedEx team is instrumental in making our goal of investing $200 million in more than 200 communities by 2020 a reality.

Sustainability and Citizenship Equal Good Business

At FedEx we believe our role is to connect the world responsibly and resourcefully. Such connectivity links communities throughout the world, spurs local economic growth, and sparks the innovation so critical to human progress.

One big way FedEx connects is through global trade. We move 12 million shipments daily, serving 220 countries and territories, so we understand the value of trade. In fact, the largest customs clearance port of entry in the U.S. is the Memphis airport, where our FedEx SuperHub is located. Clearly, we at FedEx are passionate about supporting trade, and we consider all FedEx jobs to be trade jobs. Hundreds of thousands of FedEx team members around the world help enable the supply chains of companies from the U.S. to Uganda, or from Singapore to South Africa. We know trade equals more markets and greater opportunities for all companies, especially small and medium businesses.

Just as we created an industry through a strategic vision and expanded that vision through trade, we believe a successful FedEx citizenship strategy can inspire adoption and innovation throughout business and industry. We’ve seen proof that our strategy is important to our customers, investors, and colleagues. For example, last fiscal year, about $6.7 billion in revenue came from customers seeking information on our corporate citizenship and carbon emissions data.

One of the ways our team members embrace our citizenship and sustainability values is through EarthSmart™ - FedEx Solutions for a More Sustainable World. They serve our customers through innovations such carbon neutral envelope shipping, paperless processing, paper recycling or through the use of FedEx zero-emission electric, natural gas, or hybrid-electric vehicles. And the FedEx team is instrumental in making our goal of investing $200 million in more than 200 communities by 2020 a reality.

All in all, when it comes to sustainability, and our business in general, it’s about the Purple Promise - “I will make every FedEx experience outstanding.” FedEx team members take that to heart and put it into action every day.