Declaration of support to the United Nations Global Compact
On 27 April 2016, I committed DPDgroup on an important step of its recent history by expressing our support to the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
By doing so, we agreed to make the Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture and day-to-day operations of our company, and to engage in positive, collaborative projects.
Our approach is intended to be pragmatic. Our actions are designed to be as efficient as possible, which is why we are focusing on areas where we can make the greatest difference.
In 2016, we reconfirmed our CSR commitment through the launch of the DrivingChange™ programme. We are focusing our CSR ambitions on four priorities closely related to our business and on which we can have a direct, positive impact. In particular, our carbon neutral commitment strives to make our operations as CO2 efficient as possible before neutralising our remaining transport emissions on the voluntary carbon offsetting market. Moreover, DPDgroup considers social dialogue, collective bargaining, and a constructive relationship with trade unions as a fundamental asset to perform sustainably. As a result of a fruitful cooperation, DPDgroup signed a global agreement with UNI Global Union on fundamental human rights and the freedom of association.
Following on from a year where DPDgroup has grown rapidly through unprecedented volumes in e-commerce and major new external acquisitions, our commitment is to continuously adapt our organisation and instil a sustainable and people-minded culture to tackle our upcoming challenges. Our driving force is to be and to remain a friendly, responsible and pragmatic partner to the people, businesses, and communities we work with locally. Our Corporate Social Responsibility stands as a key driver in our strategy to support those changes in a positive and sustainable way.
On behalf of DPDgroup employees, I hereby express my continued support for the Global Compact and renew our ongoing commitment to the initiative and its principles.
Executive VP of La Poste, CEO of Geopost