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FedEx Named One of the 2016 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans by Great Place to Work® and Fortune


MEMPHIS, Tenn., December 5, 2016—FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today announced that it was chosen as one of the 2016 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune. The company ranked #3 on the list, which is based on employees’ assessments of workplace fairness, opportunities for training, and access to senior leadership, among other factors.

“At FedEx, we know that workforce diversity and inclusion are key drivers of business success,” said Gloria Boyland, corporate vice president of Operations and Service Support at FedEx. “We value and celebrate the diversity of our more than 400,000 team members across the globe, and are honored to be recognized for our commitment to providing opportunities for career advancement.”

FedEx has a long history of supporting the African-American community. The company purposefully supports the advancement of minorities and women throughout the world by working with organizations such as Historically Black Colleges & Universities, the National Urban League, National Black MBA Association, United Negro College Fund, and INROADS.

FedEx is also committed to embedding diversity and inclusion practices into recruitment, development, mentoring and career advancement opportunities to ensure it has qualified diverse professionals in its pipeline at all levels.

“We congratulate this year’s winners for showing that diverse workplaces are good for ALL employees,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Bottom line? Our research shows that the most inclusive workplaces enjoy significantly higher revenue growth than less-inclusive workplaces—evidence that these organizations are cultivating the full human potential of all their people.”

In conjunction with the 2016 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans, Great Place to Work is publishing other Best Workplaces for Diversity lists. These include the Best Workplaces for Diversity overall, the Best Workplaces for Asian Americans and the Best Workplaces for Latinos.

To see the full list of the 2016 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans, click here. To see the schedule for all of Great Place to Work Best Workplace lists and more information on how to apply, visit Great Place to Work’s website.

About FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $58 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 400,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit

About The Best Workplaces for African Americans

Published together with our partner, Fortune, The Best Workplaces for Diversity ranking is based upon feedback from 448,456 employees at Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM companies who completed our Trust Index© Employee Survey. Employees from all backgrounds answered 58 questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, considering everything from how comfortable they are being themselves, to the degree of favoritism or insider politics they observe in the workplace, the fairness of promotions, the feeling of honest connection with co-workers, their access to senior leadership, and who receives information and professional development and who doesn’t.

To determine the winners, Great Place to Work analyzed how positively women, minorities and LGBTQ employees reported experiencing their workplace overall, paying special attention to an index of factors where these employees tend to have a less positive experience than their colleagues. Rankings take into account how favorably women, minorities and LGBTQ employees experience their workplace relative to their male, Caucasian and heterosexual colleagues’ experiences. The list also considered the degree of representation women and minorities enjoy within the workforce as a whole, as well as in management and executive roles. Organizations needed to have at least 50 employees to be considered and were compared to peers of similar size.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Follow Great Place to Work online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.