From saving kilowatt-hours to using sustainably sourced paper to recycling toner cartridges, FedEx Office is committed to helping deliver a more sustainable future.
Consumers have never been more concerned about how their daily actions impact our planet. Equally important to them are the actions of the companies they do business with. That’s why it’s essential for companies to work with sustainable providers for their print needs. FedEx Office has had an ongoing commitment to sustainability, from reduced electricity use in hundreds of stores to the continued growth of responsibly managed forests. Here are six ways FedEx Office initiatives have helped the environment—and upheld our sustainability commitment.
9.5 Million lbs
The weight of paper recycled in the fiscal year 2022 through the FedEx Office confidential document-shredding services. That’s the equivalent of about 80,750 trees.
The percentage of energy savings over the last five years by FedEx Office stores. Over 1,500 stores have been retrofitted with LED lighting fixtures and equipped with centralized energy-management systems (EMS)². LED lights are better for the environment than conventional fluorescent and incandescent lighting sources.5 The state-of-the-art EMS adjusts the temperature based on occupied and vacant building times, monitors HVAC equipment function, diagnoses performance issues, and identifies energy-saving opportunities.
The number of toner cartridges, drums, and fusers recycled in the FedEx Office manufacturing network in the past year. Through an industry-leading program FedEx Office recycles thousands of toner cartridges and imaging units—some of the most challenging office products to recycle—every year.
The percentage of third-party certified paper that FedEx Office purchased in the fiscal year 2022. Third-party certification comes from organizations that ensure the paper is sourced from sustainably and responsibly managed forests.³
38,000 recycled printer cartridges
The number of printer cartridges FedEx Office recycled in fiscal year 2022. 95% of the materials in printer cartridges are recovered and recycled into new products like felt tip pens, pigment for toner, eLumber, or new cartridges.
The number of electric vehicles that FedEx Office has in nine markets coast-to-coast. These EVs have a targeted range of 126 miles (202 kilometers) on a single charge, making them ideal for local courier delivery.¹ This is part of the FedEx goal to achieve global carbon neutral operations by 2040.
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1. FedEx Office (Aug 09, 2022). “FedEx Office Pilots Ford E-Transit Vans”
2. FedEx Office (Jan. 18, 2021). “Save energy and improve performance.”
3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2021). “Forest Certification.”
5. Viribright (Apr. 5, 2020). “Comparing LED vs CFL vs Incandescent Light Bulbs.”
6. U.S. Department of Energy (Oct. 2010). “Guide to Energy-Efficient Lighting.”
7. Nielsen (2018). “Global Consumers Seek Companies that Care about Environmental Issues.”