FedEx Corp. and its Mexican operating units said today they have teamed with a global non-governmental organization (NGO) in an effort to reduce road congestion and air pollution plaguing cities across Mexico.
Under the initiative, FedEx will pledge $500,000 over the next two years to an NGO called EMBARQ—The World Resources Institute Center for Sustainable Transport. A member of the EMBARQ network, the Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico, will implement the projects, FedEx said.
The implementing group will advise a select group of Mexican cities on how to identify, plan, and execute sustainable transportation projects, FedEx said. These projects may include an increase in walking and cycling paths or improvements in mass transit systems.
"Many of the countries we serve are in the developing world and have been experiencing substantial economic growth. Unfortunately, with this growth has come congestion from vehicles," Mitch Jackson, director of FedEx Environmental Affairs & Sustainability, said in a statement. "The collaboration between FedEx and EMBARQ provides the potential for a better environment, less congestion, increased safety, and enhanced competitiveness in cities where we do business."