FedEx Receives Taipei City Workplace Gender Equality Certification and Actively Creates a Gender-friendly Workplace
Through the FedEx People-Service-Profit philosophy, the ratio of FedEx female employees in Taiwan has reached 40%
Taipei, December 5, 2022 – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, won the 2022 Taipei City Workplace Gender Equality Certification Silver Award. The Department of Labor, Taipei City Government launched Taiwan’s and Asia’s first “Workplace Gender Equality Certification” in 2020. The evaluation criteria are based on eight indicators including whether there are relevant mechanisms and decision-making to promote gender equity.
FedEx is committed to promoting a corporate culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), actively creating an environment that accommodates the diverse experiences and perspectives of the team, and a gender-equal workplace where each team member feels a sense of belonging. The ratio of FedEx female employees in Taiwan has reached 40% and has shown an upward trend in the past three years, breaking the gender stereotype that the logistics industry is mostly dominated by men.
FedEx takes active and specific measures to promote equal opportunities for women to participate and obtain resources, with a view to ultimately achieving the goal of substantive gender equality. For pregnant employees, FedEx provides maternity leave, nursing room equipment, and formulates a “maternal health protection plan” during pregnancy and works with labor health service nurses to take care of individual employees’ health and needs. FedEx also provides newborn congratulatory gifts and ensures that colleagues and their dependents continue to maintain the company’s group insurance benefits and maternity allowances during parental leave, becoming a strong backing for employees with childcare needs. In addition, the company regularly organizes International Women’s Day and International Men’s Day, LGBTQ+ Day, and other related activities, to cultivate employees to respect multi-gender values.
“FedEx has always adhered to the People-Service-Profit philosophy,” said Michael Chu, managing director of operations, FedEx Express, Taiwan. “For us, talent is the key to the stable growth of our company. Respecting diversity and practicing gender equity is what we believe is right and must be done. FedEx is grateful to the Taipei City Government for its recognition and hopes that more companies can promote gender equity to build a better future together.”
Diversity, equity and inclusion are regarded as important business considerations and are indispensable to the FedEx corporate culture. In addition to internal employee development, FedEx has been promoting the “Supplier Diversity Program” with various organizations since 1992 to ensure that it cooperates with enterprises operated by different ethnic groups on an equitable basis and spent USD$5.4 billion in fiscal 2021 to work with women- and minority-owned companies. In addition, FedEx has been selected as one of the “World’s Best Workplaces” by Fortune magazine for many years and is committed to creating a more ideal work environment.