Our guiding principle in corporate management is Respect and Results. This has evolved from the daily challenges of achieving first-class results whilst adhering to our sense of responsibility for the needs of our employees and customers. We show respect towards our shareholders by making our challenges public and clearly stating how we intend to overcome them. We are well aware of the effect our corporate activities have on society. Therefore, we respect everyone with whom we interact and the environment in which we live. From this guiding principle, we derive our three most important leadership values: openness, responsibility and passion. These help us to find a balance between respect and results.
As a globally operating company and corporate citizen, we bear great responsibility for the environment and the living conditions in the regions in which we operate. This is a responsibility that we take seriously. Our sustainability strategy rests on the core competencies of the company and the experience of our employees. Our goal is to achieve demonstrable benefits for society and to keep any negative impact our business has on the environment to a minimum. We want to lead the way in innovative and sustainable logistics solutions. The idea of sustainability drives innovations and opens up new business opportunities, which gives us competitive advantages.
Our sustainability strategy focuses on three areas: the Group’s GoGreen programme is aimed at achieving the Group’s climate protection targets. Our second focus is GoHelp. Here we apply our expertise towards improving living conditions for people in disaster areas. The third expression of our commitment to society is our support of education. We created the GoTeach project to further this purpose.
In 2009, Deutsche Post DHL was honoured with the German Sustainability Award in the category of Most Sustainable Strategy, recognising our comprehensive strategy for economic, ecological and social responsibility.