Contributing to the environment and society - A performance factor
To mark the publication of the Deutsche Post DHL Group Corporate Responsibility Report 2015, Group executives share their viewpoints on the integral role that Corporate Responsibility plays in the Group Strategy.
Member of the Board of Management, Human Resources
We see that employees and applicants alike are placing increasing importance on corporate responsibility. We are well able to meet their expectations and receive positive feedback regarding our activities as a responsibly managed business. This is because we focus on highly topical issues such as disaster management, education and environmental protection. Our HR-related activities are also well received. This includes our UPstairs scholarship program in which we help employee children to pursue higher levels of education. And with our current Refugee Aid Initiative, we are helping to manage the refugee crisis in Germany. This undoubtedly makes us attractive to potential applicants and increases employee engagement. We are extremely pleased at the positive response, which is also reflected in the results of our Employee Opinion Survey. We had good feedback once again in 2015: in the area of corporate responsibility, we achieved an approval rating of 75%.
To read the full interview with Melanie Kreis, click here
Member of the Board of Management, Post - eCommerce - Parcel
There's no doubt that logistics has an impact on the environment. But here again, as the market and innovation leader, we can, want and must be a very clear role model. And we're doing just that. For instance, our internally developed StreetScooter delivery vehicle will set the standard for e-mobility for some time to come. But that's just one of many examples. Environmental aspects guide all of our research and development activities. Take, for example, the Paketkasten, a mailbox for parcels, which is one of our latest innovations. So far the general public has been slow to recognize the environmental benefit of this service. Namely, that when you can guarantee the delivery of a parcel, regardless of whether the recipient is at home or not, you avoid a second or perhaps even a third attempt to deliver to that address and spare the recipient a drive to the post office to pick it up. When you look at the big picture and consider the millions of parcels that are delivered every day, you see that even these things - or perhaps especially these things - can make a huge difference for the better.
To read the full interview with Jürgen Gerdes, click here
Member of the Board of Management, Express
We are committed to being the world leader in international express delivery, which in turn means playing a central role in facilitating and moving global trade. To achieve this, we recognize that we need to lead across all aspects of the business, and this also includes taking the initiative on environmental and social issues in the markets in which we operate. We weren't just the pioneers in the international express industry. We were also the first international logistics company, for example, to introduce a measurable target for carbon efficiency. And through our Disaster Response Team partnership with the UN, we are typically among the first logistics operators to enter and provide support in delivering goods to locations hit by natural disasters.
To read the full interview with Ken Allen, click here