FedEx Wins Honorable Mention at 2008 Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award
December 4, 2008
MIAMI, Dec. 4, 2008 – The Trust for the Americas, affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS), recognized FedEx with an Honorable Mention at the 2008 Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 20. FedEx received the honor for its FedEx PyMEx Membership Program, which helps educate small and medium-size businesses in Latin America on exporting and global trade. The awards were presented by OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza.
The FedEx PyMEx Membership Program was first implemented in Mexico in 2004, and today has 1,478 members across nine Latin American countries. Providing free educational seminars, consulting services, online tools and a host of other benefits, the program assists small and medium-size businesses—which make up more than 90% of all businesses in the region—with the resources to help them understand exporting and the fundamentals of competing in the global marketplace.
“We are very proud to receive this recognition for a program that aims to provide small and medium-size businesses with access to new markets,” said Mike Murkowski, vice president, Marketing, FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean division, who received the Honorable Mention at the awards ceremony. “And, I commend the Trust for the Americas for highlighting the important role that the private sector plays in improving the communities we serve,” he added.
The Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award recognizes a company that has initiated an innovative program that benefits the community in which it operates and that can serve as a model for socially-responsible practices. Each year, a Selection Committee comprised of distinguished leaders from both the public and private sector selects one winner and two honorable mentions for the award.
About the Trust for the Americas
The Trust for the Americas is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization affiliated with the Organization of American States (OAS) and was established in 1997 to promote private and public sector participation in projects that reflect the main goals of the OAS. The mission of the Trust is to execute capacity building programs, both for individuals and organizations. The Trust implements its programs through local partner organizations, with support from over 200 public and private sector partners in more than 20 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
About FedEx Express Latin America & Caribbean
FedEx Express Latin America and Caribbean services more than 50 countries and territories and employs more than 3,400 people committed to total customer satisfaction. FedEx Express LAC has acted as a pillar of growth for the region and continues its commitment through the FedEx PyMEx Membership program, the first initiative to partner with small and medium exporters by offering innovative ways to access the global marketplace.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $39 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 290,000 employees and contractors to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.