16 Apr '12, 3pm

How FedEx is offering free carbon-neutral envelope shipping

How FedEx is offering free carbon-neutral envelope shipping

Increasingly, businesses have more choices when it comes to offsetting the carbon footprint of their activities. For the most part, such arrangements involve fees, if not major investments, depending on the breadth of the offset programs. Take for example Chevy's commitment to invest as much as $40 million in offset projects with a goal of avoiding as much as 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide. FedEx 's latest effort in the offset and sustainability arena offers a free benefit to customers who use its most popular product for shipping documents: Carbon-neutral shipping for FedEx Express envelopes, the newest initiative of the company's EarthSmart sustainability program. "It's the right thing to do," said FedEx spokeswoman Carla Boyd. Under the recently announced program, FedEx will annually determine the carbon emissions associated with shipping the envelopes and buy ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/04/16/fedex-free-carbon...

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