FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) recently released its annual economic impact report, shedding light on its significant worldwide influence and innovative contributions during the 2023 fiscal year (FY 2023). Collaborating with Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB), a leading provider of business decisioning data and analytics, the study highlights the positive impact FedEx has on individuals and communities globally, known as the ‘FedEx Effect.’
According to the report, despite economic challenges, FedEx made a substantial direct impact of over US$80 billion on the global economy in FY 2023. This underscores the company’s vast network and ongoing efforts to enhance innovative services, enabling businesses of all sizes to connect with customers and bolster their operations.
In the Asia, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region, FedEx Express, serving over 100 markets, played a pivotal role. The study revealed that FedEx Express contributed 0.3% of net economic output in the Transportation, Storage, and Communications sector, constituting 0.02% of total net economic output across all AMEA sectors, which grew by approximately 6% to US$44 trillion in FY 2023.
FedEx’s impact extended to indirect contributions, amounting to US$2.7 billion in the regional economy. Particularly noteworthy was the US$1 billion contribution to the critical $9 trillion Manufacturing sector and an estimated US$772 million to the Transportation, Storage, and Communications sector. FedEx’s unwavering focus remains on supporting regional growth, investing in facilities, and creating greater access to global trade opportunities.
The company’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its environmental initiatives. In FY 2023, FedEx donated US$58.6 million globally to charities and local nonprofits, including environmental programs, childhood education, entrepreneurship, and healthcare initiatives. Additionally, FedEx volunteers across 22 AMEA markets participated in sustainability activities, emphasizing the company’s dedication to responsible community engagement.
Looking ahead, FedEx continues its pursuit of carbon-neutral operations by 2040 and investments in renewable energy, showcasing its commitment to a sustainable future. Celebrating 50 years of operations in April 2023, FedEx operates the world’s most extensive transportation network, serving over 220 countries and territories and employing over 500,000 people across 5,000 facilities, processing approximately 14.5 million packages daily.
For in-depth insights into FedEx’s economic impact and its transformative influence in the AMEA region, the full FY 2023 FedEx Economic Impact Report is available at fedex.com/economicimpact.