FedEx's Road To Carbon Neutrality & Sustainable Deliveries

FedEx is leading the way in sustainable transportation and logistics with an electrified fleet, which just made the journey from Singapore to Shah Alam

FedEx aims to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and has implemented a range of sustainability goals to achieve this. Its phased approach to vehicle electrification is a crucial part of its roadmap. This week, FedEx Express, set a record for the first ever electric vehicle cross-border package delivery, from Malaysia to Singapore. 

This achievement made the Malaysian Book of Records for ‘First Zero Emission Cross-Border Delivery’. 


FedEx is electrifying commercial vehicles on a global scale

FedEx offers transportation, e-commerce and business services across the world, with an annual revenue of nearly US$88bn. FedEx’s 500,000 employees are trained to stay focused on safety, ethics and professional standards. 

The company has a range of ambitious sustainability goals, with a focus on the three R’s:

  • Reduce: partake in fuel savings initiatives
  • Replace: invest in renewable energy
  • Revolutionise: transform packaging solutions with sustainable materials.

Its phased approach to vehicle electrification is a crucial part of its roadmap to achieve carbon neutral global operations.

“In just under six months, we’ve taken delivery of 150 BrightDrop Zevo 600s for our parcel pickup and delivery fleet,” said Mitch Jackson, Chief Sustainability Officer at FedEx. “In today’s climate of chip shortages and supply chain issues, that’s no ordinary feat and a true testament to the collaboration between FedEx and BrightDrop.”

For these reasons, the company made our ‘Top 10: Companies Electrifying Commercial Vehicles’.

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FedEx's carbon-neutral journey

The 406km journey started at the FedEx station in Shah Alam, outside of the capital city Kuala Lumpur, all the way to FedEx’s facility at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The journey was completed with just one single charge at the halfway point, in Johor, Malaysia. 

“When we set our goal of carbon neutral operations by 2040, we knew we were setting a bold target that set us apart in our industry and across other industry sectors. Transitioning successfully to a zero emissions operating model means we need to think strategically about all of our ground operations, not just last mile delivery,” said Kawal Preet, President of Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa region at FedEx. “This cross-border trial has been a successful proof of concept that will help advance our fleet electrification program. This will be pivotal in shaping the future of its operations, which will not only benefit the environment, but also improve the efficiency of its fleet, while providing excellent service to its customers.”

In addition to this, FedEx has just launched a cloud-based carbon emissions reporting tool, FedEx® Sustainability Insights. This gives customers access to historical emissions data for their shipments across the FedEx network. It is hoped that this will help customers make better informed decisions on their future shipping strategies to lower their Scope 3 emissions. 


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