Sustainability is how we demonstrate our responsibility for people, the planet and for future generations. It is a key part of our business strategy and essential for our long-term success.
Accepting our responsibilities for people and the environment
We believe that our Sustainability program, when combined with our core competencies in mail, express and logistics, our track record in innovation, and the talent and energy of our employees in over 220 countries and territories, can contribute to solving many of the most pressing social and environmental challenges facing the world. This is how we accept our responsibilities for people and the environment.
At the same time, our adherence to the principles of sustainability helps our business units to overcome these challenges; thereby ensuring the long-term survival of our business.
Our approach to sustainability is based on the 'triple-bottom line' concept (environment, social and economic aspects) derived from the United Nation's 1987 report on strategies for sustainable development, 'Our Common Future', which is also known as The Brundtland Report. Our sustainability work program is based on these three aspects.
Based on our Corporate Values, but especially on our Value "To act with integrity internally and externally", we have developed an internal Code of Conduct. This was launched in summer 2006 as a binding document applicable to all DHL regions and units. The Code presents clear guidelines and rules that cover a broad range of situations and issues. It reflects our commitment to acting with integrity, responsibly, ethically and lawfully.
In June 2006 Deutsche Post DHL joined the UN Global Compact. The Global Compact focuses on ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption. The Global Compact asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, these principles.