FedEx Supports Local Vegetable Farming Program to Nurture Healthier Urban Communities in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, August 9, 2023 – FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, collaborated with sustainability-focused environmental organization Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES) to provide fresh vegetables to disadvantaged communities in Malaysia.
From August to October 2023, FedEx will be working with TrEES to establish a 1,000 square feet community garden in the Klang Valley. FedEx volunteers will be engaged in planting, harvesting, sorting of vegetables and distributing, as well as garden maintenance. On August 6, the first batch of volunteers consisting of 23 FedEx team members kick-started the program by planting vegetables in the garden.
“We are privileged to be able to use our resources to support underserved communities in urban areas that are facing poor living conditions and socio-economic challenges,” said Tien Long Woon, Managing Director, FedEx Express Malaysia. “By farming vegetables and delivering them to households, we hope to improve their well-being and promote a healthier lifestyle, while reinforcing the importance of protecting the environment. Throughout our three decades in Malaysia, we have been committed to positively impacting customers, the market and our communities.”
This program is part of the FedEx Cares global community engagement program underpinned by our culture value of “Committing to Do Good.” Progress in key areas of our FedEx corporate social responsibility initiatives, including pillars such as Community Engagement, Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Logistics can be found in the latest FedEx Cares Report.