FedEx Express Attains Gold Level Recognition at AMCHAM CSR Awards
FedEx Express won two awards for its outstanding contribution to local communities in Thailand. In addition to receiving a Gold level recognition at the 2015 American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) Thailand Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence (ACE) Award, FedEx also received the Creative Partnerships Award for its excellence in creativity and innovation in its CSR programs.
FedEx actively supports programs such as the FedEx Safe Kids Walk This Way child pedestrian safety initiative, the FedEx/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge, and FedEx Career Camp.
The Walk This Way programs, which are run in collaboration with Safe Kids Thailand, have reached more than 108,000 children, 8,000 parents and 750 teachers throughout Thailand since 2011. Programs include public education classes, pedestrian safety events for students, walking to school safely training for teachers, parent education seminars, and public awareness campaigns.
In over its seven-year history, the FedEx/Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge has introduced the basics of business, trade and entrepreneurial skills to more than 800 high school students.
During FedEx Career Camp, college students learn career development tips so that they are ready to join the world of business. Jointly organized by FedEx and AMCHAM, more than 350 students have attended the camp since the program was launched in 2010.
Additionally, FedEx volunteers regularly get stuck in to renovate schools in the AMCHAM Adopt A School program, plant trees, and help clean up parks and schools during the annual FedEx Cares Week campaign.
David Carden, managing director, FedEx Express Thailand and Indochina, said: “FedEx is committed to developing and sustaining smart, safe and resilient communities where our team members live and work. We are very proud to receive the ACE accolade for the fifth consecutive time and delighted to be awarded the Gold Level this year. The award recognizes the dedication of many hundreds of FedEx volunteers who selflessly donate their time and expertise. Our goal is to move forward the possibilities and potential of our communities in Thailand.”
To qualify for ACE recognition, a company’s CSR program must receive high marks in four categories: Attention to business objectives and societal needs; Creation of long-term economic and social gains; Communication and sharing of best practices; and Program sustainability.