Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (AMEA)

FedEx Volunteers Help Create a Better World through Clean-Up Efforts

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Manila, Philippines, April 22, 2024 – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, kick-started the company’s 40th anniversary by teaming up with local non-profit Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation to conduct a beach clean-up activity.

In line with its culture value to Commit to do Good, over 100 FedEx volunteers came together and collected approximately 588 kilograms of trash at Barangay Taltal in Masinloc, Zambales. The activity is part of FedEx’s commitment to support a more sustainable planet. It is also part of April Global Volunteer Month where FedEx team members are encouraged to come together to ‘Drive Forward, Give Back’ by volunteering and doing countless acts of caring.

In addition, FedEx donated PHP one million to Gawad Kalinga to support programs in select areas in Zambales and Metro Manila through educational workshops that will empower local communities to shift to more sustainable and greener practices. The volunteers shared insights on the impact of climate change on coastal communities, the importance of preventing plastic pollution on marine life, and sustainable waste management. FedEx also donated recycling bins to the local authorities and community leaders to encourage the recycling, recovery, and upcycling of used materials.

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“At FedEx, team members are empowered to support societal needs and forge meaningful connections with the community. This inspires them to make a positive impact and shape a brighter and more sustainable future,” said Maribeth Espinosa, Managing Director of FedEx Express Philippines. “We remain committed to leveraging our resources and expertise to connect people and possibilities in responsible and resourceful ways, while protecting our environment.”

The program complements FedEx enterprise sustainability goals, like the company’s aim to achieve carbon-neutral operations by 2040. FedEx aims to advance its environmental objectives through innovation, research, and empowering communities to act sustainably. Learn more at


About Gawad Kalinga
Gawad Kalinga is a Filipino nonprofit that aims to end poverty by restoring the dignity of the poor. The organization employs an integrated and holistic approach to empowerment of the underprivileged, with values-formation and leadership development at its core. The organization was established in 2003, but the work began as early as 1994 in Bagong Silang, the biggest squatters’ relocation site in Manila. Since then Gawad Kalinga has expanded its work to over 2,000 communities in the Philippines, and to other developing nations like Cambodia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Their mission is to end poverty for five million poor families by 2024.