The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center has named FedEx a winner in the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Awards in the category of Best Disaster Response and Community Resilience Program.
The award recognizes FedEx for the company’s Nepal earthquake relief effort. On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. More than 8,000 people died, thousands more were injured and two million were left homeless. FedEx created a plan with Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International and Water Missions to transport critically needed medicines, medical supplies, food, shelters and water purification equipment from the USA to Kathmandu.
“The FedEx network and the people who power it are committed to helping relief organizations prepare and respond in times of disaster,” said Neil Gibson, vice president of Corporate Communications, FedEx Services. “It means so much to our team members to be a part of relief efforts and we are honored to be recognized alongside so many other companies working to build a more prosperous world.”
The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Awards honor businesses for their positive impacts in communities around the world. For 17 years, this awards program has illustrated how every-day businesses serve as a powerful force for good around the world.
November 24, 2016