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09/26/2016 | International CR rating agencies confirm Deutsche Post DHL Group's continued strong performance in sustainability management

Deutsche Post DHL Group has once again been recognized by leading corporate responsibility (CR) rating agencies for its continued progress in the area of sustainability management. The Group was able to further improve its CR performance, following on from the strong results it recorded in 2015. For Deutsche Post DHL Group, these independent evaluations provide confirmation of its direction and efforts in this area.

09/21/2016 | Promoting local community projects throughout the world: Deutsche Post DHL Group encourages employees to participate in the company's sixth Global Volunteer Day event

Deutsche Post DHL Group calls upon its 500,000 employees to participate in Global Volunteer Day (GVD) for the sixth year in a row. This year's official GVD period runs from September 22 to October 2, when employees from all business units will again team up with independent organizations and charities to help in numerous non-profit projects to benefit the communities in which they live.

09/05/2016 | Deutsche Post DHL Group and United Nations Development Programme Hold Airport Disaster Preparedness Workshops in Bali and Lombok

Germany's Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are once again conducting their joint preventative training, known as Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD), from September 5 to 9 at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport, Lombok International Airport and Selaparang Airport in Lombok. Indonesia was the pilot country when the program was implemented globally in 2009 - in Makassar and Palu.

08/27/2016 | thyssenkrupp initiates project to convert steel mill gases into chemicals

In Duisburg today Johanna Wanka, German Minister of Education and Research, announced funding of more than 60 million euros for the Carbon2Chem project initiated by thyssenkrupp. The aim of Carbon2Chem is to convert process gases from steel production – including the CO2 they contain – into base chemicals. The greenhouse gas CO2 would then no longer be discharged into the atmosphere. The energy required for the conversion process is to come from renewable sources.

08/16/2016 | Why financial and societal return do not need to be mutually exclusive - Interview with the CEO of Deutsche Börse, Carsten Kengeter

The non-profit sector has an estimated volume of €90 billion. The consulting firm Phineo aims to create transparency in this area and Deutsche Börse is lending the firm its support. FOCUS Online asked Deutsche Börse CEO Carsten Kengeter and Phineo CEO Andreas Rickert how that could work.


07/21/2016 | Sustainable entrepreneurship – Deutsche Börse Group establishes new committee

On Monday, 11 July 2016, Deutsche Börse's Group Sustainability Board was constituted within a first meeting at Alte Börse.

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

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.



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.