FedEx Cares for the Earth: Employees Spearhead Mangrove-Planting Activity in Batangas
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, together with Pusod Foundation, an environmental non-profit organization, recently launched a mangrove-planting activity in Barangay Papaya, Nasugbu, Batangas through its global giving program FedEx Cares.
“We are excited to be part of this six-month mangrove-planting project as mangroves are essential in conserving the rich biodiversity of Nasugbu and protecting the coastline of Barangay Papaya,” said John Peterson, managing director, FedEx Express Philippines. “This is also our way of bringing possibilities to the local community by providing employment as they care for the seedlings planted.”
Barangay Papaya is one of six coastal communities in Nasugbu and home to almost 3,000 families. Mangroves help protect coastal areas from storm surges, prevent soil erosion, and shelter an array of wildlife and marine species.
The event is part of the FedEx Cares initiative global charitable giving program, where FedEx team members from around the world volunteer their time and talents to support local communities. FedEx is investing $200 million in more than 200 communities by 2020 to create opportunities and deliver positive change around the world.