The Human Resources board department is responsible for all employee-related issues, data privacy and the dialogue with employee representatives. The Chief Executive Officer oversees activities in the areas of environmental protection, disaster management and education. The Chief Compliance Officer reports to the Chief Financial Officer, who also oversees the internal service areas (GBS functions). Representatives from these departments meet on a regular basis to confer on their work and align their activities.
During the last six months of 2012, the oversight of the Group's Corporate Responsibility activities was reallocated within the CEO department. This area now falls under the auspices of the Corporate Communications and Responsibility corporate department. Bundling our activities in this way allows us not only to intensify our dialogue with both our internal and external stakeholders but to continue developing our programs in greater alignment with our core business.
HR department reorganized
One of the goals of our Strategy 2015 is to become the Employer of Choice. This leads to priorities that we support with our now globally aligned HR organization. We will be developing a global HR management system and harmonize our HR work as part of our new "One HR" program, an effort which involves reorganizing the processes, responsibilities and structures within HR. Two new corporate departments were established in the third quarter of 2012: HR Performance & Programs and HR Development. These departments have been given the task of steering HR performance management as well as focusing on vital issues for the Group such as talent and career development. We will continue honing the organizational structure within Human Resources throughout the first six months of 2013. The new structure affords us greater efficiency in the implementation of Group-wide standards and processes while responding to the specific needs and requirements of the divisions.
Chief Compliance Officer reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer
At Deutsche Post DHL, the Chief Compliance Officer is responsible for the Compliance Management System and reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Compliance Officer is supported by the Global Compliance Office which establishes compliance management standards on a Group-wide basis and supports the corresponding activities of the divisions. Each of the four operating divisions has a Compliance Officer, who regularly presents a report to the divisional Board of Management member. These reports are incorporated into the Chief Compliance Officer's reports to the Board of Management and to the Finance and Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board.
Environmental management: Integrated at all levels of the Group
The GoGreen Sponsors Board presides over the implementation of the Group's environmental strategy, product development and the launch of Group-wide standards. The board is headed by the CEO and consists of executives from all divisions as well as representatives from corporate functions such as Controlling, HR and Fleet and Facilities Management. Quarterly Business Review Meetings are held during which the divisions report on business developments as well as progress made and measures taken in the area of environmental protection. Environmental protection issues are also discussed regularly at Board of Management meetings. In each division, and in the larger regions locally as well as at the country and site level, there are so-called GoGreen Teams that report directly to the business development units.