Excellent health management
At 6.3%, the illness rate at the Deutsche Post Group in Germany remains at a low level. This performance indicator is computed using a new method whereby part-time staff are converted to full-time employees and weekends, public holidays and holiday leave are deducted. For the third year in succession, we received recognition for our health management activities. In a study published by the business daily Handelsblatt we occupied first place amongst service enterprises. The certification of our occupational health and safety organisation’s quality management system was renewed.
Road safety campaign
In 2007, our occupational safety team launched a road safety campaign throughout the Group. The response was very impressive. Some 76,000 employees of Deutsche Post AG alone attended courses on safe and considerate driving practices in 2007. In the same period, the number of work-related road accidents involving personal injury fell by over 1,300, a decrease of more than 17%. In view of our desire to instil in the workforce a thorough awareness of safety issues, the successful Global Road Safety Initiative is to continue for at least two more years.