Deutsche Post DHL Calls on Its Employees Worldwide to Act on Their Social Responsibility *Thousands of employees mobilize in their local communities for “Global Volunteer Day” Business Wire PLANTATION, Fla. -- September 17, 2013 Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading postal and logistics group, is calling on its employees and customers and partnering with non-profit organizations worldwide for its annual “Global Volunteer Day” which takes place during September. Last year, some 62,000 employees from 120 countries around the world contributed to more than 1,000 “Global Volunteer Day” projects. Employees from the four DHL units operating in the United States are participating in a number of activities this month including beach, river and park clean-ups; a donation drive to provide personal care packages for U.S. soldiers abroad; repacking and distributing food items at a food bank in Washington State; and preparing meals that will be sent to malnourished children in nearly 70 countries around the world.. In the Americas, DHL employees in 12 countries are working with Un Techo Para Mi Pais, a Latin American non-profit organization that builds basic housing for needy families. With the help of more than 1,500 employees, 200 homes have been built since 2010. This year, the goal is to build another 100 homes, including an effort in Panama where DHL executives will work alongside employees during a weekend in October. So far this year, employees at the DHL Americas hub in Cincinnati raised $12,000 to provide wishes to two area children via the Make-A-Wish Foundation. DHL employees have also organized donation drives for back-to-school supplies supporting at-risk schoolchildren in Arizona and Florida; raised more than $200,000 for the fight against cancer by mustering a team of 140 volunteers to support Pelotonia, a biking event in central Ohio; participated in the 150-mile MS Pedal for a Cure 2013 Bike Ride to raise nearly $19,000 for Multiple Sclerosis research; volunteered at a food bank serving hungry families in 20 central Ohio counties; worked with veterans with major disabilities who are returning to civilian life and trucked relief supplies gathered by employees to help tornado victims in Moore, OK. “Much like in years past, we’ll be supporting a myriad of different volunteer projects around the world - in many cases, these are community projects that involve our employees directly,” explains Christof Ehrhart, Director of Corporate Communications and Corporate Responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL. “This year is special, however. Since many of our approximately 475,000 employees are busy volunteering in projects throughout the year, we’ve decided to honor not only the activities carried out during the official “Global Volunteer Day” weeks in September, but all other volunteer projects carried out by our employees the whole year round. This allows our employees to really put the Group’s “Living Responsibility” mission into practice.” The tradition of volunteerism has always been strong among Deutsche Post DHL employees. Their efforts were formalized into an official volunteer day conducted around the world. Today, the activities are coordinated throughout the company by the employees themselves – with all projects integrated into a shared platform. Projects are implemented at the country and regional level, making it possible to tailor them to meet local needs. All of the volunteer projects reflect at least one of the Group’s three Corporate Responsibility programs: “GoTeach”, for improved education, the environmental program “GoGreen” and “GoHelp”, which provides disaster logistics support worldwide. As a result, schools in Germany get a new coat of paint, employees in Finland help clean up a river, and sports equipment is collected for transport to Chinese elementary schools, to name a few. Deutsche Post DHL also promotes employee volunteerism through its Living Responsibility Fund. Twice a year employees can apply for financial support for local projects that they can take part in which are run by local non-profit organizations . In 2012, Deutsche Post DHL granted funding to a total of 104 projects involving more than 9,000 employees in 48 countries worldwide. Promoting the community involvement of employees, combined with the Group’s three “Go” programs, is a key component of the Corporate Responsibility strategy at Deutsche Post DHL. You can find the press release for download as well as further information on www.dpdhl.com/gvd2013. You can find pictures and recent activities also via www.facebook.com/living.responsibility or via the hashtag #gvd 13 on Twitter. Deutsche Post DHL is the world’s leading mail and logistics services group. The Deutsche Post and DHL corporate brands represent a one-of-a-kind portfolio of logistics (DHL) and communications (Deutsche Post) services. The Group provides its customers with both easy to use standardized products as well as innovative and tailored solutions ranging from dialog marketing to industrial supply chains. About 475,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories form a global network focused on service, quality and sustainability. With programs in the areas of environmental protection, disaster management and education, the Group is committed to social responsibility. In 2012, Deutsche Post DHL generated revenues of more than 55 billion euros. 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Deutsche Post DHL Calls on Its Employees Worldwide to Act on Their Social Responsibility
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