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. 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 competencies of the company and the experience of our employees. Our goal is to achieve 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 first is the Group’s GoGreen programme, which is aimed at achieving our climate protection targets. Our second focus is GoHelp. Here, we apply our expertise towards improving living conditions for people in disaster areas. In 2010, our Disaster Response Team provided particular support to those affected in the disaster areas of Chile, Haiti and Pakistan. The third expression of our commitment to society is our support of education. We created the GoTeach project to further this purpose. Deutsche Post DHL is the founding partner and largest sponsor of Teach First Deutschland, an educational initiative designed to encourage disadvantaged school children in Germany. In 2010, Deutsche Post DHL, through its partnership with the umbrella organisation Teach for All, furthered its commitment to improving the quality of education and education systems at a global level.