FedEx Ground, the small-package ground unit of FedEx Corp., (NYSE: FDX), has awarded one of its highest honors to 24 individuals who provide service to the company. These honorees were recognized for displaying selfless courage and promoting human welfare—particularly in life-threatening situations—above and beyond basic human responsibility.
“The FedEx Ground Humanitarian Award was established to honor the most exceptional individuals who exhibited raw compassion and admirable acts of initiative,” said Ward Strang, executive vice president & COO, FedEx Ground. “It is a humbling honor to recognize their outstanding efforts.”
The following are brief summaries of the heroic actions of those honored:
About FedEx Ground
FedEx Ground, a part of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), is a leader in cost-effective, small-package ground shipping, offering dependable service to businesses and residential customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. FedEx Ground is faster to more locations than its primary competitor and includes FedEx Home Delivery for residential customers and FedEx SmartPost specializing in the delivery of low-weight packages from businesses to residential customers through a partnership with the U.S. Postal Service®. FedEx Ground includes approximately 53,000 employees and a network of more than 525 distribution hubs and local pickup-and-delivery stations. There are more than 35,000 motorized vehicles that transport approximately 5.6 million packages daily. The company reported annual revenue of $10.5 billion in fiscal year 2013.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $44 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
FedEx Ground Corporate Communications
Beth Rosa, 412-859-2036
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