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Fedex hits green targets early

[ September 18, 2012   //   ]

FedEx says it has nearly achieved the environmental goals it set itself in 2008 – 12 years early – and has produced a revised, more aggressive target in its fourth annual Global Citizenship Report

FedEx says it is well on its way to achieving the 20% aircraft emissions intensity reduction and fuel efficiency improvement goals it set for 2020, having reduced aircraft emissions intensity by 13.8% – by replacing 727 with new 777 planes – and improved vehicle fuel efficiency by 16.6% at the end of its 2011 fiscal year. It has now committed itself to a 30% reduction in global aircraft emissions intensity by its original 2020 target date and want sot source 30% of its jet fuel from alternative fuels by the year 2030.

It is also using more all-electric commercial vehicles in cities around the globe – even electric tricycles in Paris – and is increasing its fleet of hybrid vehicles.