MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today that it has been recognized as
one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity by global research and
consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune. FedEx ranked #13 on the
list, which assessed more than 50 elements of team members’ experience
on the job, including professional development, behaviors linked to
innovation, leadership confidence and consistent treatment among
employees of different backgrounds.
“At FedEx, our team members are our greatest asset and fostering a
diverse and inclusive work environment in which we can all thrive has
always been a priority for us,” said Judy Edge, corporate vice president
of Human Resources at FedEx Corp. “We are honored to be named one of the
2017 best workplaces for diversity and are committed to embracing and
celebrating the differences and unique talents of our team members
across the globe.”
Diversity and inclusion is both a fundamental part of the FedEx culture
and a business imperative for the global transportation company. A key
driver of its commitment to diversity and inclusion is its Corporate
Diversity Council in which members collaborate across the enterprise to
motivate and inspire each other, share best practices and support
multicultural programs within the company and communities it serves.
FedEx also raises awareness and promotes understanding of the
differences among its team members through the extensive diversity
training it offers to thousands of its employees each year.
FedEx is also purposeful about weaving diversity and inclusion practices
into recruitment, development, mentoring and advancement opportunities
to ensure it has a skilled pool of diverse talent in the pipeline at all
levels of the organization.
The Best Workplaces for Diversity ranking considered more than 440,000
employee surveys from organizations in a wide range of industries across
the US. It also accounted for the share of women, people of color, Baby
Boomers and LGBTQ individuals in the workplace, among other factors.
In addition to this list of the top 50 workplaces for diversity in
general, Great Place to Work and Fortune are publishing separate lists
of the Best Workplaces for African-Americans, Best Workplaces for
Asian-Americans and Best Workplaces for Latinos. In 2016, FedEx ranked
#3 on the 10 Best Workplaces for African-Americans list.
To see the full list of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity, click here.
To see the schedule for all Great Place to Work Best Workplace lists and
more information on how to apply, visit Great
Place to Work’s website.
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 $61 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 400,000 team members to remain
“absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and
professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around
the world, please visit about.fedex.com.
About the Best Workplaces for Diversity
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven
methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from
442,624 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To
learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on
Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.
About Great Place to Work
Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust,
high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification
programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace
cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work
For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials,
Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and,
internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture
consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great
workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue
growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.
FedEx Media Relations
Gretchen Mathis, 901-434-5701