FedEx Canada has joined forces with Amber Alert Ontario to transmit alerts about abducted children to all of their 6,500 Canadian-based employees, including 3,000 couriers.
Amber alerts are issued to the public in child abduction cases where police believe the child is in danger of bodily harm or death.
The company says the alerts will also be transmitted on its social media feeds and internal communications.
OPP official, Jeff Simpkins says transmitting amber alerts to FedEx couriers increases the possibility of the safe return of a child.
Fedex Canada’s president Lisa Lisson said, “With the continued growth in e-commerce, our couriers deliver to more areas around Canada than ever before ensuring our eyes and ears are there to assist in locating missing children when needed.”