FedEx, ORBIS Win 2008 AmCham Shanghai Corporate Social Responsibility Partnership Award
SHANGHAI, 6 November, 2008 - FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, and ORBIS International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide, recently won the 2008 AmCham Shanghai Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award in the partnership category.
The annual AmCham Shanghai CSR awards showcase companies and organizations that have made notable contributions to further corporate citizenship in
The winners were selected from among 50 projects and 37 companies, both large and small. Among all the company winners, FedEx is the only foreign express transportation company to receive this honor.
“FedEx is the first global sponsor of ORBIS programs which enable us to utilize our unparalleled global network, dedicated employees and aviation expertise,” said
“We are very delighted that FedEx and ORBIS are recognized with the prestigious award,” said Caroline Huang, chief representative, ORBIS Shanghai Representative Office. “FedEx has played an indispensable role in helping ORBIS achieve our vision of a world in which no one is needlessly blind for more than 25 years. We believe that our partnership in future will have tangible and profound impact on helping more needy people in
For more than 20 years, FedEx has facilitated the humanitarian efforts of ORBIS around the world by providing financial, operational and logistical support. FedEx works with ORBIS to preserve and restore sight in the developing world. For example:
o FedEx provides ORBIS with financial support for 10 ORBIS medical training and public awareness programs.
o FedEx and ORBIS operate a new “FedEx Fellows” program, in which 10 medical training fellowships are awarded to ophthalmologists around the world.
o FedEx Express manages the cost and performance of the annual safety checks for the
o FedEx Express pilots volunteer to fly the ORBIS DC-10 to many of its medical programs. The company also trains other volunteer pilots.
o FedEx employees volunteer their time as part of the ORBIS humanitarian team.
FedEx and ORBIS enhanced the relationship in
o Since 2002, FedEx has helped ORBIS complete 34 training programs in
o FedEx has sponsored ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital Goodwill visits to
o FedEx employees in
o In 2006, the recovery room on the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital was named the “FedEx Recovery Room” in recognition of FedEx support to ORBIS in China and worldwide.
o FedEx has recently funded the establishment of a new pediatric eye care center in
“This award is a great recognition of what FedEx and ORBIS have done collaboratively in