Whether it is customers, employees, investors, national governments, institutions or other segments of society, more and more stakeholders around the world are demanding that companies make a positive contribution to society and act responsibly in their ongoing pursuit of value creation and business growth. We willingly take on this responsibility and apply our core competencies, the know-how of our people as well as our global presence for the good of both society and the environment. For years now, corporate responsibility has been an integral component of our Corporate Strategy.
Balancing economic and social interests
Our corporate responsibility activities are designed to make a positive contribution to the environment and society while providing a benefit to the Group. We concentrate our CR on environmental protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach). We also support the volunteer work of our employees with our Global Volunteer Day and the Living Responsibility Fund.
Our success rests on the shoulders of our employees. Our guiding principle "Respect & Results" strengthens the collaboration among our employees and demonstrates our respect for human rights within our scope of influence.
Our Group-wide GoGreen program helps minimize the impact of our business operations on the environment. We donate our logistics expertise, our global network and the dedication of our employees to support the UN in its worldwide relief efforts through our Group-wide GoHelp program. And with GoTeach, we are helping to improve educational opportunity and the employability of young people around the world. We also support the volunteering efforts of our employees, which in turn benefit communities around the world.
Giving our employees the chance to get involved in community service and environmental protection as part of our CR programs boosts employee motivation and loyalty to our company. Our carbon efficiency measures help reduce the amount of fuel and energy we consume, which in turn reduces our costs. Our green products and services also open up new business opportunities and markets and increase our overall competitiveness.