MEMPHIS, Tenn., – Inbound Logistics magazine has recognized FedEx as a top green supply chain partner for the third year in a row. Noted as among supply chain visionaries who everyday demonstrate commitment to sustainability, FedEx is one of 75 logistics companies, from 3PLs to air cargo carriers, ports to truckers, to be recognized.
In particular, Inbound Logistics noted the FedEx EarthSmart program as embodying the FedEx commitment to environmental sustainability. Introduced in 2010, the program provides a special designation to any of its assets that meet its environmental sustainability and innovation standards, and achieve tangible results above standard industry practices.
The first FedEx assets to earn the EarthSmart Solutions designation were its fleet of hybrid-electric delivery vehicles – the industry’s first – and its all-electric Modec trucks. Expanding its scope beyond vehicles, FedEx Express announced in January 2011 that new U.S. facilities should be LEED-certified, and soon after secured Gold certification for its new Las Vegas facility and Memphis world headquarters campus.
“Supply chain sustainability has always been top of mind for Inbound Logistics readers. The companies selected as this year’s 75 Green Supply Chain Partners, including FedEx, are truly ‘walking the walk’ when it comes to supply chain sustainability,” said Felecia Stratton, editor of Inbound Logistics. “These 75 visionaries have a long-standing history of driving efficiencies in their customers’ operations and an internal commitment to be as lean and green as possible. Inbound Logistics is proud to honor FedEx among them.”
FedEx drives efficiencies into customer operations through being responsible caretakers of customer shipments from the moment they enter the FedEx system to the moment they leave. This is through continuous improvement, using the right vehicle for the mission, pushing the boundaries of transportation technology, developing software to optimize vehicle loads and routes on the roads and in the air and making an earnest effort to run efficient facilities and expand the use of renewable energy. FedEx can also provide customers with information about their shipment’s carbon impact and consult on how to squeeze efficiencies out of shipments even before they enter the FedEx system.
“At FedEx we are constantly thinking about our business model, technologies and processes,” said Mitch Jackson, vice president of environmental affairs and sustainability for FedEx Corp. “Making sustainability a priority has saved us money and pushed us to the forefront, actively working, for example, to make all-electric transportation a widespread reality.”
Inbound Logistics has recognized FedEx on its annual Green Supply Chain Partners list every year since starting the list in 2009.
About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics is the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine’s editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at www.inboundlogistics.com
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $39 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com .