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07/04/2016 | Daimler: Industry 4.0

The automotive industry is facing fundamental changes. Digitalization is the main force driving this transformation. The connection of the physical and digital worlds is frequently described with the buzz word "Industrie 4.0" or as the fourth industrial revolution. But what exactly is meant by this? How does Daimler understand this process?

06/06/2016 | Calculate transport emissions with the DHL Carbon Calculator

DHL has today launched the DHL Carbon Calculator. With the introduction of theCarbon Calculator, DHL now allows its customers to calculate, free of charge, transport-related emissions for almost all shipment sizes and modes of transport. The calculation is carried out online based on intelligent algorithms.

05/23/2016 | United Nations and Deutsche Post DHL Group showcase how public-private partnerships make a difference in humanitarian action

Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have issued a publication - Combining Capabilities - which showcases the growing importance of public-private partnerships in humanitarian action. The publication, launched during the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, illustrates a variety of innovative and effective case studies. It demonstrates that public-private partnerships are essential for addressing humanitarian needs in today’s world.

03/09/2016 | Deutsche Post DHL Group publishes its 12th Corporate Responsibility Report

With its 12th annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, Deutsche Post DHL Group has provided a detailed overview of its global corporate responsibility activities in 2015. "Essential" - the title of the Group's CR Report 2015 - underscores the value placed on responsible business practice at Deutsche Post DHL Group.

02/15/2016 | Social responsibility: Bosch is helping refugees

For two months, the aid organization Primavera e.V., a Bosch initiative, collected donations from associates for refugees in Europe. At the beginning of December, the Bosch board of management, the group works council, and the combined executives’ committee called on associates to make donations for refugees.

02/06/2016 | Aareal Bank Group's sustainability management rated positively again

Aareal Bank Group has been rated positively by two leading sustainability rating agencies again. Aareal Bank succeeded in improving its good results for the previous year as assessed by the Sustainalytics rating agency, scoring 68 out of 100 possible points for the 2015 financial year (2014: 61 out of 100 points).

02/02/2016 | E.ON’s renewables investments surpass €10 billion mark

A recent upgrade to Amrumbank West wind farm in the North Sea from 288 to 302 megawatts pushed E.ON’s net investments in renewables above €10 billion, more than any other German energy company.

01/27/2016 | Deutsche Post DHL Group and United Nations celebrate 10-year success story of public-private partnership

Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations - represented by the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - today celebrate a decade of successfully partnering in the areas of disaster preparedness and response.

09/16/2015 | Statement on inclusion in the ThyssenKrupp Group

ThyssenKrupp is committed to the inclusion of disabled people. In a joint declaration by the Group Executive Board and employee representatives, the Group undertakes to facilitate entry to ThyssenKrupp for people with disabilities, to support them, and to report each year on progress with inclusion.

07/15/2015 | DHL and SOS Children’s Villages enjoy half a decade of partnership in Africa

Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL Group), the world’s leading logistics company, together with non-governmental organization SOS Children’s Villages, have celebrated half a decade of a successful partnership that has helped to improve the employment prospects of disadvantaged young people from SOS Children’s villages across 11 countries in Africa.

04/09/2015 | DuPont: Embedding Sustainability into Innovation Processes

Twitter Chat with Dawn Rittenhouse, DuPont Sustainability Director, 14. April, 2015, 15:00 Follow: @Dupont_News und #SolverChat

 http://www.econsense.de/de/veranstaltungen/twitter-chat-mit-dawn-rittenhouse-dupont-sustainability-director

02/11/2015 | Deutsche Post DHL develops logistics models for Circular Economy

Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading mail and logistics service provider, has been honored as a member of “Circular Economy 100” of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Members of the CE100 are representatives of companies, innovators, and regions that join forces to contribute to a renewable, circular economy with individual projects or with their entire business orientation.

11/17/2014 | Deutsche Post DHL wins the EMC Blue Sky Supplier Sustainability Award 2014

Deutsche Post DHL has been recognized as the winner of EMC's third annual Blue Sky Supplier Sustainability Award 2014. With the award, the market leader in data storage systems recognizes a supplier which demonstrates efforts in sustainability reporting, and improving social and environmental responsibility.

11/14/2014 | Deutsche Post DHL and Teach First Deutschland celebrate their five-year partnership working for better educational opportunity

Deutsche Post DHL has been the largest supporter of Teach First Deutschland (TFD) since the organization was founded in 2009. In Berlin, the two parties celebrated the five-year anniversary of their partnership together with prominent guests from the worlds of politics, business and education. Since the launch of the partnership, a total of 200 "Fellows", outstanding university graduates from all academic disciplines, have completed their two-year assignments working in schools in high-risk communities; an additional 130 are currently on assignment as Fellows.

11/03/2014 | Deutsche Post DHL: Transformed energy sector demands a smarter supply chain

DHL issued a new white paper on energy companies and their supply chain design. It endorses logistics executives to rethink traditional energy supply chain models and implement a highly integrated approach, before logistics drive up costs and destroy profit margins. The report is based on research by Lisa Harrington, President of the lharrington group LLC and Associate Director at the Supply Chain Management Center of the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.

10/23/2014 | DHL scoops Unilever 'Partner to Win' award for sustainability

DHL has received Unilever's prestigious 2014 'Partner to Win' award for Sustainability. The two companies collaborated on the Project Neo initiative to support the continual environmental improvement of activities and services conducted by DHL Supply Chain on behalf of Unilever.

10/21/2014 | Deutsche Bahn takes top place in the prestigious climate protection ratings

Deutsche Bahn has been named best non-listed company in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for their extensive climate protection activities by the non-profit organisation CDP. CDP (previously Carbon Disclosure Project) awarded the transparency of DB's 2013 climate reporting 99 out of a possible 100 points. DB's climate protection achievements are given the best grade of A. This puts the company among the top performers internationally.

10/17/2014 | Alstom and DCNS get together to found a sector of excellence in the floating wind energy business

Alstom Renewable Power Chairman Jérôme Pécresse and DCNS Marine Energy and Infrastructures Division Director Thierry Kalanquin were on hand today as both groups signed a partnership agreement in the floating wind energy business. The agreement aims at developing and then commercialising an integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine delivering 6 MW. 

10/17/2014 | Environmental Commitment: Top Marks for Allianz

In the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Allianz reached a record high: 99 out of 100 points for Transparency, and a grade A- (on a scale of A-C) for Achievement. This makes Allianz one of the leading companies in this area. "The fact that we performed so well reflects the high level of priority that we ascribe to environmental issues and sustainability,"says Simone Ruiz-Vergote, Head of climate advisory & projects at Allianz Climate Solutions (ACS).

10/17/2014 | Deutsche Telekom: New "We Care" app

Deutsche Telekom unveils its new "We Care" app, which showcases all the Group's social responsibility and sustainability activities. Users can use the interactive application to find tips on socially responsible behavior.

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Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.