These values have a crucial role to play in the continued success of our business.
And they help to make DHL such an inspiring and rewarding place to build your career.
Read on to find out more about them.
As a business, we're acutely aware of the influence we have and the impact we can make. Not just on the lives of our customers and colleagues. But also the communities we're part of and the wider world too. Making that impact a positive one is something we take tremendous pride in. And if you join us, you will too.
At DHL, a workforce with different skills, experiences, and viewpoints comes together as one global team. Each one of us is committed to doing our best for our customers. But while we share the same mindset, we're always keen to celebrate the unique contribution each individual brings.
This is our chance to show how grateful we are for the dedication and commitment of our colleagues. Events range from parties, games, and competitions to sports activities and even Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives – all designed to recognize and reward the hard work we put in.
Amongst our many recognition programs, the Employee of the Year Awards stands out. It's our opportunity to celebrate the best of the best; to honor colleagues who have gone above and beyond for the company, Connecting People and Improving Lives for our customers in ways they had never imagined.
A true celebration of the company's spirit, our Regional Cups are now a legendary part of life at DHL. Bringing together football and cheerleading around the world, they give our people the chance to show off their skills, as well as meet and socialize with colleagues from their region.
We never forget it’s our people who make us who we are. So we do all we can to create an environment where each individual can shine. An environment that encourages people to stay with us and grow with us, and enables them to enjoy a rewarding, long-term career.
Through our Group-wide Certified initiative, employees are trained and certified as specialists in their respective divisions. This training brings everyone together and gives us a clear understanding of our strategy, business and corporate culture, and the importance of each employee’s contribution.
From couriers to senior leaders, the contribution women make to our business is incredible. DHL4HER is helping to inspire teams around the world to create diverse workplaces that offer equal opportunities for all employees, as well as sharing the array of initiatives launching worldwide.
Some 83% of all management opportunities at DHL are filled by internal candidates. Why? Because we want everyone who joins DHL to stay with us, grow with us, and enjoy a successful career here. So, wherever possible, we promote from within.
At DHL, we believe the future belongs to those who take what they've learned from today and use it to build a better tomorrow. With that in mind, we actively encourage everyone who works with us – regardless of their role – to create and drive their ideas.
From Blockchain to Big Data and Advanced Robotics to the Internet of Things, we're constantly exploring the potential of all kinds of groundbreaking new technologies. All in a bid to boost our operational efficiencies and transform the DHL experience – for customers and colleagues.
Our Start-up Lab lets employees contribute their suggestions for new business ideas. One successful example is the TRAiLAR project for equipping our trucks and trailers with solar mats that generate power for vehicle electrical systems, reducing their fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions.
Our Innovation Centers in Singapore and Bonn inspire customers and colleagues alike. Showcasing the visions, trends and technologies that will define the logistics industry of tomorrow, they are full of ground-breaking ideas that will help us – and our customers – rise to every future challenge.