FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has been rated as Belgium’s ‘Best Employer’ as part of the 2007 Great Place to Work competition organized by the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
It is the first time an express transportation company has won the top place honor, and the results highlighted FedEx’s commitment to diversity, flexibility and focus on its employees. FedEx, winner of last year’s Diversity Award, guarantees its employees access to the same career opportunities regardless of sex, race, nationality or religion.
“It’s a great honor for a global company like FedEx Express, to be recognized as Belgium’s ‘Best Employer’,” said Patrick Stienlet , Managing Director of FedEx Express Benelux. “Our priority has been to provide an outstanding workplace environment. This award demonstrates that our commitment to our people is absolute and reflects the FedEx People-Service-Profit philosophy.”
The results of this year’s edition of the Great Place to Work survey show that FedEx Express employees are especially positive about the multiple training and development opportunities, and that the incentive programs are effective in motivating and rewarding them.
FedEx is committed to continue building its people policies, including the ongoing improvements to communications and well-being among its employees. While employees are currently split between several locations in Belgium, the company will consolidate its presence in a one campus-like setting in La Hulpe so that it can offer employees state-of-the-art offices and training facilities.
Pending the usual permits and approvals, FedEx hopes to start moving employees there by May, 2009. “Feedback from employees has been very positive and we believe that a positive working environment can directly influence the effectiveness of relationships,” said Mr. Stienlet. “Bringing all headquarters and office staff together in the one location will further enhance inter-departmental communication, cooperation and collaboration.”
About FedEx Express Belgium
FedEx Express in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. In addition, the company operates stations in Melsbroek, Ghent , Antwerpand Liège. In total, FedEx Express employs 802 people in Belgium.
About FedEx Express
FedExExpress is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedExExpress uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipment s, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $35 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brands. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 275,000 employees and contractors to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards, and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit fedex.com.
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For more information on the Great Place to Work® survey in Belgium, please visit the Great Place to Work® section (www.vlerick.be) on the website of the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (www.vlerick.be). For more information on the Great Place to Work® Institute itself you can go to www.greatplacetowork-europe.com.