DHL kicks off Global Volunteer Day 2013
DHL, part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading postal and logistics group, today kicked off its annual Global Volunteer Day (GVD) 2013 celebrations.
Over the next 10 days, DHL employees across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, along with their business partners and customers, will volunteer in various community programs across these regions.
In 2012, DHL's global employee volunteer program saw over 62,000 volunteers in about 120 countries participate in more than 1,000 programmes which benefitted local communities directly.
DHL also announced that GVD, traditionally an annual week-long initiative held in September, has now been extended to become a year-long program in an effort to further boost participation in volunteerism within the communities the company operates in. With some 285,000 employees, and operations in over 220 countries and territories, the company's active support for employee volunteerism is part of its efforts to make a significant impact across the globe.
"We are committed to giving back to the communities that have helped us grow for more than 40 years. Our business is integrated into the local community - our customers, employees and partners are often residents of the areas in which we operate," said Jerry Hsu, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express Asia Pacific.