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FedEx Office talks sustainability projects

FedEx Office talks sustainability projects

September 20, 2022

The company pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040 and is looking to introduce new E-Transit vans and talks recycling achievements.

FedEx Office, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., in collaboration with Ford Pro, announced it is piloting ten Ford E-Transit vans across its FedEx SameDay City network as part of the goal to transition its entire pickup and delivery fleet to zero tailpipe emission vehicles by 2040 in alignment with the overall fleet electrification goal for FedEx.

“The EV market for commercial vehicles now has more options than ever before, enabling FedEx Office to explore different sustainable vehicle technologies to incorporate into our fleet as FedEx works to electrify its entire parcel pickup and delivery fleet by 2040,” said Brian Philips, President and CEO of FedEx Office. “FedEx SameDay City is a perfect use-case for testing the capabilities of the Ford E-Transit. With the vehicle’s range and the availability of charging infrastructure, we are excited to see how this vehicle performs in our operation and helps us understand the path forward to scale an electrification strategy for FedEx Office.”

FedEx has set an ambitious goal to achieve global carbon neutral operations by 2040. This goal includes transforming the entire FedEx parcel pickup and delivery fleet to all-electric, zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by 2040. As part of this transition, FedEx Office is first to test the Ford E-Transit for FedEx and it help FedEx Office better understand how to transition to electric transportation operations.

“We are thrilled FedEx Office selected E-Transit as the test battery electric vehicle for FedEx SameDay City,” said Tim Baughman, general manager Ford Pro North America. “Ford Pro’s advancements in technology and work-ready electric products will help companies like FedEx improve productivity, lower ownership cost and accelerate a carbon emissions free future.”

In fiscal year 2021 (June 2020-May 2021) these initiatives resulted in:

  • Sustainable paper purchases: 99.8% of all paper purchased by FedEx Office were sourced from third-party certified sustainable forest programmes.
  • Recycling programmes:4M pounds of paper, 15K pounds of print consumables, 10,600 pounds of styrene and in a new programme in fiscal year 2022 about 38,000 toner cartridges recycled.
  • Conserving energy: The Energy Management System and LED lighting used at FedEx Offices saved 52.2M kWH of electricity and 37K metric tons of CO2 (equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions of 8,000 cars).

Categories : Around the Industry

Tags : Delivery E-Transit Vans FedEx Office Sustainability

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