Feb 04, 2016: FedEx Corporation unveiled its new global giving platform, FedEx Cares. The company will invest $200 million in more than 200 communities by 2020 to create opportunities and deliver positive change around the world.
In celebration of Super Bowl 50, upcoming American football game, FedEx also announced at a panel with the National Football League (NFL) that $50 million of its $200 million commitment will be in the area of Delivering for Good, which delivers resources where they are needed most.
“FedEx and our team members have a long history of supporting the communities where we live and work,” said Patrick Fitzgerald, senior vice president, FedEx Integrated Marketing Communications. “This new strategy builds on that heritage and takes it to the next level by focusing on ways we can use our operational strength and business expertise to address social challenges.”
FedEx Cares will focus on five pillars of strategic investment to strengthen communities. The five pillars are delivering for good, sustainable transportation, employment pathways, road safety and global entrepreneurship.
One of the pillars global entrepreneurship is all about advancing women and minority-owned small businesses and continuing to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs, helping them access new markets and grow.
In 2015, more than 17,000 FedEx team members took part in FedEx Cares Week, dedicated to service projects in the US and regions FedEx serves around the globe.