DHL and Blue Dart employees in India mark Global Volunteer Day through collaboration with non-profit-organizations
. Employees get an opportunity to get involved in community projects
. Approx. 8000 Volunteers expected to participate in activities across India
Mumbai, September 06 2012:
TDHL, the world's leading Logistics Company, and Blue Dart, South Asia's premier courier, and integrated express package Distribution Company, part of the DHL Group, today marked Global Volunteer Day 2012 with approx. 8000 employees scheduled to take part in various local activities across India as part of its global drive to give back to local communities and to inculcate a passion for volunteerism among employees.
Activities included blood donation drives, cleaning school premises, plantation of saplings, visiting and helping at orphanages, old age homes and helping in underprivileged classrooms.
Anil Khanna, MD - Blue Dart Express Ltd. said "As a responsible organization, the need of the hour is to put into practice sustainability strategies to ensure positive impact on the environment we function in. Our employees are committed to make the society at large a better place for future generations. The Global Volunteer Day is an excellent opportunity to for employee engagement in our group's sustainability focus areas - GoTeach, GoHelp, and GoGreen. Like previous years, we will have a large mobilization of employees across the country in various activities in community welfare, environmental protection, blood donation drives"
Introduced in Asia Pacific in 2008, Volunteer Day has expanded into Americas, Middle East, Africa and Europe over the years, and continues to build on its success by involving more employees than ever before. In 2011, the initiative was rolled out globally with tremendous success - 60,000 volunteers in over 130 countries and territories participated in more than 600 community programs.
From 6 to 16 September this year, Deutsche Post DHL offices around the world are participating in many diverse community projects in support of various local causes. These programs deliver to the company's three Corporate Responsibility programs - GoTeach (championing education), GoGreen (protecting the environment) and GoHelp (delivering help after natural disasters).
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Quotes from DHL, Blue Dart and TFI CEOs on Global
"One of our central tasks as a globally operating company is to create a fine balance between economic success and social objectives. At DHL we have adopted the 'Living Responsibility' strategy which includes - GoGreen, GoHelp and GoTeach programs. Global Volunteer Day is DHL's annual worldwide initiative for each employee to address, support and be involved in the communities we operate in," said Mr. Malcolm Monteiro, CEO, South Asia, DHL Express.
"We feel it is important to involve our colleagues from all over the world and give back to communities in which we do business. As the importance of corporate responsibility increases further at DHL over the years, we are touched by the commitment and support of our colleagues," said Mr. R. S. Subramanian, Country Manager, India, DHL Express.
"Through the various collaborations across the world, we aim to not only inspire a spirit of volunteerism but also to directly create a positive impact on local communities. We always encourage our employees to volunteer in corporate and local projects to show their responsibility towards their community," said Thomas Tieber, CEO, South Asia, DHL Global Forwarding.
Vikas Anand, COO, India, DHL Supply Chain , said, "We have always believed in making a positive difference to the world around us. The aim is to encourage a constructive impact on the environment, consumers, employees and communities through various corporate social responsible activities carried out in DHL."
"We are delighted to collaborate with DHL as they mark their annual Global Volunteer Day. The inspirational step taken by them to deliver joy to the children of Teach for India schools is truly commendable. Together we conducted classroom activities in 5 cities in India, making a deep and positive impact on the young minds we aim to mould," Shaheen Mistry, CEO, Teach for India
DHL - The Logistics company for the world
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of 53 billion euros in 2011.
Blue Dart Express Ltd.:
Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia's premier courier, and integrated express package Distribution Company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 32,723 locations in India. As part of the DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries & territories worldwide and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance.
The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Some of these include SUPERBRAND and 'Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Gold Award' 7 years in a row, one of 'India's Best Companies to Work For' by The Great Place to Work® Institute thrice successively, Organization with Innovative HR Practices 2009-10 and Best Employer Award on Employee Retention at the Global HR Excellence Awards, BSE Best CSR Practice Award and 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award - 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium) to name a few.
Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (Go Green), disaster management (Go Help) and education (Go Teach). For further information contact :
Dated : September, 2012