USHLI is pleased to announce that FedEx will receive the CORPORATE VISIONARY AWARD at our 38th National Conference, which will be held February 20-23, 2020. The award will be presented at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, 301 E. North Water Street, at 7:00pm, Saturday, February 22 during our Hispanic Legends Award Dinner.
This prestigious award is being presented to FedEx because of its extraordinary commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Diversity and Inclusion is America’s latest attempt to create a sensible practice that reflects American diversity; different because it’s not legally required. It’s a policy voluntarily set by corporations and governments based on what entities consider to be adequate. To FedEx it is about more than that. At FedEx, 49% of its U.S. workforce and 35.5% of its management team are minorities. Its diverse supplier spend in 2018 was $9.6 billion, with almost 25% going to minority-owned and women-owned businesses. It’s conventional wisdom that Diversity and Inclusion is a smart business practice. At FedEx, it’s simply “the right thing to do.”
Dr. Juan Andrade, USHLI President, said “We are exceedingly pleased to have this opportunity to showcase FedEx’s strong commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. Most corporations only talk the talk, if they say anything at all, about the importance of Diversity and Inclusion. FedEx does much more than talk the talk, but walks the walk as well. We are proud to honor FedEx with our Corporate Visionary Award and join the legion of organizations paying tribute to this corporation that is setting the standard for commitment to Diversity and Inclusion – for the right reason.”