FedEx in the News
Memphis International Airport’s leading cargo customer has recently been in the news for its leadership in reducing dependence on petroleum-based fuels. A profile piece produced by Minnesota National Public Radio that ran during NPR’s Morning Edition broadcast on April 2, highlighted the leadership in the use of electric and hybrid vehicles, along with its interest in bio-fuels and natural gas. FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith was interviewed for the report. A transcript of the more than 5-minute report is available at: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/npr.php?id=149703488.
Congratulations are also in order for FedEx on its selection as the #6 most admired company in the world by Fortune magazine. The rankings, announced in March, represent the 12th year that the company has ranked in the magazine’s top 20 most admired. The 2012 ranking is up two positions from the organization’s rank in 2011. The survey measures nine attributes related to financial performance and corporate reputation. For more information on the ranking, visit: http://news.van.fedex.com/fortunemostadmired2012.