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FedEx Collaborates to Plant Trees for a Sustainable Future

FedEx Collaborates to Plant Trees for a Sustainable Future

Singapore, April 22, 2024 — FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, celebrated the company’s 40th anniversary in Singapore by teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation and the Garden City Fund, a registered charity under the Singapore National Parks Board (NParks), to plant 80 trees.

The event was held on April 20, 2024, along Siglap Linear Park, with 60 FedEx volunteers participating. With April being Global Volunteer Month, FedEx team members were encouraged to come together to ‘Drive Forward. Give Back’ by volunteering and doing countless acts of caring.

This tree-planting event supports NParks’ Plant-A-Tree programme, with every tree planted contributing to the OneMillionTrees movement. This nationwide movement aims to plant one million trees across Singapore by 2030, with the goal of restoring nature back to our city and transforming Singapore into a City in Nature. This program will also bring benefits in reducing midday temperatures in the vicinity by as much as 0.9 degrees Celsius.[1]

“Our commitment to Singapore for the last 40 years goes beyond supporting local businesses—it extends into the needs of local communities,” said Eric Tan, managing director of FedEx Express Singapore. “This tree-planting activity represents more than just a symbolic act of environmental commitment; it embodies our longstanding commitment to Singapore and underscores our ongoing efforts to promote a more sustainable future. We continue to play an instrumental role in connecting customers in Singapore with possibilities around the world in responsible and resourceful ways, while creating a better world for local communities.”

The tree-planting event signifies the continuation of a successful partnership between FedEx Singapore, the Arbor Day Foundation and the Garden City Fund for the second consecutive year. The company also recently launched a cloud-based carbon emissions reporting tool, FedEx® Sustainability Insights, giving customers access to historical emissions information on their shipments within the FedEx network.

[1] Senior Minister of State for National Development, Tan Kiat How, 13:06 minutes – Singapore Parliament Sitting , 2 August 2022