FedEx recognized for climate innovation

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Updated Apr 30, 2012

FedEx Corp. announced its inclusion on the Maplecroft Climate Innovation Leaders Index, a rating of the 360 largest U.S. companies, undertaken by the risk analysis company.

The Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes study the largest multinational companies based in the United States and how they manage and adapt to climate change using innovation. Companies are rated on more than 100 criteria, which include technological innovation and new working practices to combat climate change impacts, management of climate-related issues, adaption to physical climate-related risks – including natural disasters throughout the supply chain – and the reduction of emissions.

“Innovation is at the heart of our commitment to environmental stewardship with a focus on identifying sustainable solutions that will lead the way to a smarter future,” says Mitch Jackson, staff vice president of environmental affairs and sustainability at FedEx Corp. “Through programs such as our EarthSmart initiative, we have identified ways to increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions across our operations and supply chain.”