FedEx Honored with ‘The Coalition for Integrity’ Corporate Leadership Award
November 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ FedEx has been recognized as the recipient of ‘The Coalition for Integrity’ Corporate Leadership Award for its commitment to corporate social responsibility and ethics and integrity.
Corporate social responsibility is at the heart of FedEx. Key elements of our CSR strategy include environmental efficiency innovations, a sustainable supply chain, a diverse and inclusive workplace, and the robust giving and volunteering platform known as FedEx Cares. This past fiscal year, FedEx donated over $55 million in corporate charitable giving and contributed over 81 thousand volunteer hours. In addition, we met our goal to invest in 200 communities by 2020 — ahead of schedule — and 252 communities have benefited from our diverse charitable investments since 2016.
Since its founding over 40 years ago, FedEx has been committed to corporate integrity and compliance. The FedEx Code of Conduct is the company’s roadmap for lawful, ethical behavior. The Code begins with a letter from FedEx founder, Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith, who reminds team members that “when it comes to integrity, every action matters.”
The Code and other key enterprise-wide compliance policies are translated into 35 languages for the company’s 450,000 team members. FedEx encourages employees to speak up about any legal or ethical violations and maintains a 24-hour hotline for anonymous, confidential reporting of concerns.
Because FedEx does business worldwide, anti-corruption compliance, a key principle within the Code, is of the utmost importance. The Global Anti-Corruption Policy and Anti-Corruption Compliance Procedures, applicable to both team members and third parties acting on behalf of FedEx, include policies, processes, and robust internal controls aimed at preventing and detecting improper payments and other forms of corruption.
FedEx is a member of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance, Gartner’s Compliance & Ethics Leadership Council, the Ethics & Compliance Initiative, The Conference Board’s Global Business Conduct Council, TRACE, and other initiatives.
The Coalition for Integrity is a non-partisan organization working to combat corruption and enhance integrity, accountability and transparency in the U.S. and at the international level.