FedEx launches carbon-neutral shipping

The new carbon neutral program extends to all FedEx Envelope shipping options.

The new carbon neutral program extends to all FedEx Envelope shipping options.

FedEx Corp. is offsetting the environmental impact of its shipping as part of an effort to make its products more environmentally friendly.

The Memphis-based shipping giant is launching a carbon-neutral shipping program for the familiar FedEx Express envelope, a product which is already made from 100 percent recycled content and is fully recyclable. More than 200 million FedEx Envelopes are shipped around the world every year.

Through the carbon-neutral FedEx Envelope shipping program, FedEx Express will calculate the carbon dioxide released annually through the shipment of all global FedEx envelopes. It will purchase the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide offsets from the not-for-profit BP Target Neutral, which will neutralize the equivalent amount of CO2 emissions by investing in low carbon development or conservation projects.

These projects include a biogas farm facility in the Netherlands, a reforestation project in the Tanzanian Southern Highlands that is converting degraded grassland to commercial forest, and a landfill gas collection system at Thailand’s first sanitary landfill.

The company says it is the first to offer carbon-neutral envelope shipping at no extra charge to the customer.

Read more in the Memphis Business Journal.


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