Tuesday, 10 September 2013

50 FedEx volunteers take part in coastal clean up

Along with DHL's upcoming global volunteer day, FedEx Express is also demonstrating its commitment to social responsibility with "FedEx Cares Week".  The initiative comprises a week of volunteering between September 7th and 15th,  in which employees of the company in 11 Asia Pacific markets are encouraged to give back to their communities.

Michael Chu, managing director of FedEx Express Taiwan (left) and more than 50 F

One of the first activities of the initiative saw 50 FedEx volunteers helping out at a coastal clean up project in Taiwan last Saturday 7th September. Along with with the Jane Goodall Institute - the international wildlife and conservation organisation - the volunteers removed over 120 kg of rubbish from the Chao-Jing park in Keelung. The park is home to many wild species but has been blighted of late by debris including cigarettes, cans and plastic bags. As well as improving the living conditions to the wildlife on the coastal region, it is also hoped that the clean up will raise awareness about coastal conservation. 

Managing Director of FedEx Express Taiwan Michael Chu commented: "the FedEx network includes not only wings in the sky, but also wheels on the ground and keels in the water. That's why why we are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint through various environmental sustainability efforts."

It is anticipated that over 1,000 volunteers will commit over 4,000 hours in 36 different activities throughout the week. 

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