International Standard Recognizes FedEx European Hub at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Commitment to the Environment
PARIS, April 20, 2011 – FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today was granted the highly-regarded ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) 14001:2004 certification for environmental management for its European hub at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle in France. The certification recognizes that FedEx operations are managed in a resourceful and responsible manner that minimizes environmental impact.
ISO 14001:2004 certification is an internationally recognized standard granted to companies that meet a stringent set of demands relating to environmental management system. The certification demonstrates FedEx commitment to putting environmental sustainability at the heart of its business practices and forms part of a wider commitment to improve its environmental performance. “The CDG Hub is the first International Express Hub receiving the environmental certification ISO 14001:2004 for all its activities highlighting FedEx commitment to delivering tangible and practical improvements to its business practices and making its operations environmentally sustainable,” said Julien Ducoup, Managing Director Hub Operations FedEx Express France. “Saving energy and making our operations more efficient is good for our business and good for the environment.”
“ISO 14001:2004 is the most highly recognized and important environmental management systems standard in the world,” said Vic Bowen, Managing Director, Bureau Veritas Certification UK Ltd. “By achieving this certification, FedEx has demonstrated its commitment to not only protecting the environment but also continually improving their environmental practices”.
The ISO 14001:2004 certification of the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle hub complements the 50 FedEx UK facilities which have been awarded the same certification since 2008.