FedEx Employees Plant Trees To Build A More Sustainable Future
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, August 30, 2023 – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, celebrated the company’s 30th anniversary in Malaysia through a series of tree-planting activities.
In line with its culture values to give back to the community, 100 FedEx volunteers came together and planted 100 tree seedlings in Desaru, Johor Bahru and Balik Pulau, Penang. The activities were part of FedEx commitment to a sustainable planet. By preserving and restoring Malaysia’s natural heritage in a designated wildland in Johor Bahru, as well as establishing a food forest and a seed bank to promote sustainable food production in Penang, FedEx is supporting community projects that work towards creating a better world.
“Our commitment to Malaysia for the last 30 years extends beyond supporting businesses of FedEx in Malaysia through an initiative that addresses the needs of local communities,” said Tien Long Woon, managing director, FedEx Express Malaysia. “We are committed to creating a better world by supporting efforts to preserve the environment. We are thankful for being welcomed as a member of the community for the past decades and this is part of giving back to our society. We continue to play a significant role in connecting customers in Malaysia with possibilities around the world in responsible and resourceful ways, while building a more sustainable future.”
In 1993, FedEx introduced direct services to customers in Malaysia. The company launched transpacific next day service for Penang in 1997 and opened a facility in Batu Kawan to strengthen the network and meet local customer demand in 2020. Today, FedEx employs more than 1,700 team members and continues to support businesses in Malaysia, ranging from start-ups to international corporations, with international express delivery services and advanced digital shipping tools. The FedEx team in Malaysia is also taking action in support of company’s focus on sustainability, including the launch of electric vehicles to its fleet in Malaysia, as part of continuing efforts to reduce environmental impact and promote sustainable logistics.
FedEx is committed making a meaningful difference in local communities by promoting positive change. Recently, FedEx was conferred the prestigious ‘Sustainability and CSR Malaysia Awards 2023’ for its longstanding efforts in empowering young talent and promoting sustainability as part of the FedEx Cares community engagement program. The progress in key areas of FedEx Cares, such as Delivering for Good, Global Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Logistics, Employee Engagement, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, can be found in the latest FedEx Cares Report.