FedEx Express announced that it is launching a carbon-neutral shipping program for its most widely-used packaging solution for document shipping by offering carbon-neutral envelope shipping at no extra charge to the customer. The company’s standard shipping envelope is made from 100 percent recycled content and is 100 percent recyclable.
FedEx Express will make an investment in global projects that displace or sequester greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere, neutralizing the impacts of the carbon emissions emitted during the shipment of all FedEx envelopes around the world. The commitment supports EarthSmart – FedEx solutions for a more sustainable world.
“FedEx is continuously seeking new solutions for our customers’ logistics challenges, and the same is true for the challenges facing our planet,” says Rajesh Subramaniam, senior vice president, global marketing, FedEx Services. “We are extending our support for renewable energy solutions – innovations today that we hope will be standards in the future.”
Through the carbon-neutral FedEx envelope shipping program, FedEx Express will calculate on an annual basis the tons of carbon dioxide released through the shipment of all global FedEx envelopes. FedEx Express will purchase the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide offsets from the not-for-profit BP Target Neutral, which will neutralize the equivalent amount of CO2 emissions by investing in low-carbon development or conservation projects. These projects include a biogas farm facility in the Netherlands, a reforestation project in the Tanzanian Southern Highlands that is converting degraded grassland to commercial forest and a landfill gas collection system at Thailand’s first sanitary landfill.
“FedEx has invested in technologies to directly reduce greenhouse gases from our greatest sources – planes, trucks and facilities – and as a result, we are well on our way to meeting ambitious emission reduction goals,” says Mitch Jackson, staff vice president, environmental affairs and sustainability, FedEx Corp. “The carbon neutral program for the FedEx envelope allows us to further contribute to minimizing the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from our operations by providing more sustainable options for our customers.”