03/07/2019, 10:00 AM CET

CR Report - Deutsche Post DHL Group sees diversity as a great strength and asset

The Group has just released its 15th Corporate Responsibility Report entitled "Strength through Diversity".  

The report underlines that diversity is the driving force behind its innovative strength, productivity and future success.

  • The Group has been awarded with the 2019 Catalyst Award for its Group initiative "Women in Management" and has been listed again in the Thomson Reuters IX Global Diversity & Inclusion Index and the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
  • Proportion of women in management positions increased to 22.1 %

Bonn - Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) today publishes its Corporate Responsibility Report 2018 entitled "Strength through Diversity". The report underlines that diversity is the driving force behind its innovative strength, productivity and future success. The Group, with its unique competitive advantage of a wide-ranging portfolio of logistics and supply chain services, employs a workforce of around 550,000 - 28,000 more than in 2017 - in over 220 countries and territories. In 2018, the proportion of women in management positions increased from 21.5% to 22.1%.

"We consider the diversity of our workforce to be one of the company's great strengths, and take an inclusive approach when selecting both internal and external candidates to fill vacant positions. Deutsche Post DHL Group brings together people from a wide range of societies and cultural backgrounds. In Germany alone, over 150 different countries are represented among our workforce," said Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group. "We're proud to be listed in the Thomson Reuters IX Global Diversity & Inclusion Index and the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index (BBGEI). We also received the European Diversity Award in 2018 and recently became the first German company to receive the US 2019 Catalyst Award for our Women in Management project," he continued.

DPDHL Group also continues to encourage a diverse workforce by supporting employability for disadvantaged youth worldwide through the GoTeach program; indeed, the refugee initiative was also integrated into the program last year. During 2018, we signed employment contracts with around 4,000 refugees. They are building new lives for themselves, performing valuable work for us, and enriching and strengthening the fabric of society. "Corporate Responsibility is not a 'nice to have'; it is absolutely integral to our strategy of connecting people and improving lives," emphasizes Frank Appel. 

Read more about how DPDHL Group is achieving strength through diversity in the Group's latest CR Report - with information on the key achievements of DPDHL Group in 2018 regarding its environmental protection program GoGreen, including its ambitious Mission 2050, the latest developments in the GoHelp and GoTeach programs, and how the company contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals with its CR activities.

In accordance with the requirements of the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch - HGB) the Group publishes the Non-financial Report which is now integrated into the Group's Corporate Responsibility Report.

Hannah Braselmann

Topic: Corporate Responsibility, Refugee Initiative, Bonn Topics

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