Employees helping to build furniture at a Bonn refugee center.
"Connecting people, improving lives"
On the occasion of World Refugee Day 2016, Deutsche Post DHL Group has taken stock of its refugee relief activities in Germany. These have focused on strengthening employee engagement, providing vocational support for refugees and assisting federal, state and municipal authorities by making company property available for use as refugee housing and making staff available to help with administrative tasks.
Aktion Deutschland Hilft, an alliance of relief organizations, offers coordinated relief assistance. The Group will support the partners of Aktion Deutschland Hilft to be able to respond to the needs of the refugees, including organizational tasks.
The German reading foundation Stiftung Lesen, which promotes integration through education, reading and language acquisition, will train Deutsche Post employees as "reading buddies".
Both of these organizations are longstanding partners of DPDHL Group in our efforts to improve educational opportunity and employability for disadvantaged young people.