FedEx team members participate in tree planting to make the UAE a greener place
Dubai, United Arab Emirates—FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, participated in the “For Our Emirates We Plant” annual tree planting campaign, to help increase sustainable green spaces across the UAE.
In collaboration with Emirates Environmental Group, a team of FedEx UAE members planted indigenous Sidra trees at the Special Bee Reserve, located at Al Minae area in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
The region’s afforestation is of utmost importance since trees are a prominent contributor to decreasing greenhouse gases in the biosphere, most notably carbon dioxide. This program is an example of FedEx collaborating with non-profit organizations around the world to lead the charge on sustainability and help restore and protect the environment.
FedEx is committed to delivering a more sustainable future and achieving carbon-neutral operations by 2040. Key steps toward reaching the carbon-neutral goal include vehicle electrification, sustainable fuels, fuel conservation, and aircraft modernization. Locally, FedEx Express has already begun testing zero tailpipe emissions electric vehicles for package pickup and delivery in the UAE.
In June 2022, FedEx joined the Emirates Environmental Group in their Recycle, Reforest, Repeat project, where team members contributed a total of approximately 5600 kgs of recycled material, which is equivalent to six tree saplings that is planted on FedEx name.
FedEx recognizes the importance of addressing the challenges of climate change through innovative and sustainable business practices. Learn more about FedEx efforts in environmental, social, and governance here.