FedEx Express Wins Big for CSR Efforts in Malaysia
Recognition by two major industry awards for FedEx Express Malaysia’s longstanding community commitment
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 29 December, 2020 – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, recently bagged two highly-acclaimed industry awards, namely the “Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2020” and “2020 MY AMCHAM Cares.”
These awards recognize FedEx Malaysia for its FedEx / JA International Trade Challenge and Young Enterprise (YE) programs, which educate and inspire young talents to have an entrepreneurial mindset geared toward international trade. The awards reinforce FedEx commitment to global connectivity and providing access for the next generation of innovators.
“At FedEx Express Malaysia, we are honoured to receive these two awards. This is noteworthy recognition of our contribution towards our local communities. We recognize that entrepreneurs and small business owners require the necessary skills to keep up with the changing demand in the ever-evolving global market. Understanding this need, FedEx believes in equipping them with life skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, risk-taking and self-confidence, thus equipping them for real-world experiences,” said SC Chong, managing director of FedEx Express Malaysia.
The Sustainability and CSR Malaysia Awards 2020 recognizes the unwavering commitment of corporations with the vision to create positive impact through corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives to facilitate socio-economic transformation in Malaysia. Various Malaysian private and listed companies were acknowledged for their contributions in reaching out to the underserved communities. The award recipients were assessed in areas such as clear CSR purpose and goals, programme impact, frequency of CSR events, amount of contributions given, transparency in reporting CSR initiatives, creative implementation, strength of the CSR team and sincerity and effectiveness of each initiative.
The 2020 MY AMCHAM Cares is an annual program organized by the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) that celebrates and promotes best practices within the corporate citizenship and CSR programs implemented by their members. The Chamber encourages members to reflect upon their existing programs and to consider how projects implemented at the local level can be strengthened to best contribute to national and global development goals.
The FedEx Express / JA ITC and YE Program are platforms that echo the company’s commitment in creating opportunities as well as developing entrepreneurial skills in young leaders of tomorrow. To date, both programs have impacted more than 7,000 students in Malaysia alongside a milestone success where two Malaysian students emerged as the Top three teams in the FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC) Asia Pacific Regional Finals.
FedEx Express continues to support various community initiatives within FedEx Cares, a global platform that has been creating opportunities and delivering positive change around the world since 2008. With its strong focus on people, customers, and the broader community, FedEx Express is currently ranked 14th on FORTUNE’s Most Admired Companies Award 2020 and FedEx Express Malaysia was an award recipient of the Kincentric Best Employers Award 2019.