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Deutsche Post DHL receives German Sustainability Award
- Deutsche Post DHL best in category: "Most sustainable strategy"
- CEO Frank Appel: "Corporate Responsibility is an integral part of our business strategy"
Deutsche Post DHL was awarded the "German Sustainability Award" in the category "Most sustainable strategy" yesterday evening in Düsseldorf, Germany. The jury, headed by Dr. Günther Bachmann, Secretary General of the Council for Sustainable Development, highlighted the special strategic direction of Deutsche Post DHL in facing the challenges of the future. The jury recognized the company's readiness to assume economic, ecologic and social responsibility with a particular emphasis on the companies climate protection Program GoGreen. The program aims to improve the companies CO2 efficiency by 30 percent by 2020 by reducing the CO2 emissions for every letter and parcel sent, every tonne of cargo transported, and for every square meter of warehouse space used.
In addition, the award acknowledged the companies' outstanding global pro-bono engagement right after a natural disaster hit in sending so-called Disaster Response Teams who manage first logistic support for incoming relief goods at airports. The jury also highlighted DPDHL's engagement in the education initiative TeachFirst Germany, which aims to provide equal access to education.
Deutsche Post DHL Chief Executive Officer Frank Appel, who attended the award ceremony in Düsseldorf, was happy to receive the prize: "Corporate responsibility is a strategic part of our business strategy and plays a major role for our economic success.
Even in economically difficult times, we are determined to engage in a sustainable development."
The "German Sustainability Award" has been established to explore the current status of sustainable development in Germany, encourage the acceptance of ecological and social responsibility and identify role models. Special attention is paid to environment and climate-related commitment but also to activities in the areas of Corporate Governance and Corporate Citizenship. In 2009 the "German Sustainability Award" runs in its second year, this time under the patronage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Foundation Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis e.V. awards the price with support of the German Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs as well the Council for Sustainable Development.
For more information on Deutsche Post DHL corporate responsibility program, please visit: www.dp-dhl.com For pictures of the event please consult the event's website http://www.deutscher-nachhaltigkeitspreis.de/
Deutsche Post AG
The Deutsche Post and DHL corporate brands offer a one-of-a-kind portfolio of logistics (DHL) and communication (Deutsche Post) services. The Group provides its customers with both easy to use standardized products as well as innovative and tailored solutions ranging from dialog marketing to industrial supply chains. About 500,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories form a global network focused on service, quality and sustainability. With programs in the areas of climate protection, disaster relief and education, the Group is committed to social responsibility. In 2008, Deutsche Post DHL revenues exceeded € 54 billion.
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