According to the so-called “shared value approach”, a company’s contribution to society and environmental protection also enhances its business success. The concept of shared value plays an important role in all of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s environmental protection activities.
The Group’s climate protection target calls for an improvement in carbon efficiency of 30% by 2020, over the 2007 baseline. In order to reach this target, measures have been developed that improve the carbon efficiency of air and road transport, as well as buildings and facilities. The approach ensures environmental responsibility and strengthens market positioning at the same time.
As a registered signatory, Deutsche Post DHL Group embraces the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, which serve as the basis of all Corporate Responsibility policies and guidelines. Corporate governance, however, is not simply a uniform, international set of rules. While there are certain internationally recognized common principles, corporate governance is defined by a specific country’s understanding of responsible company management.
The principles of the Group’s corporate governance are anchored in the German Corporate Governance Code. The Code aims at ensuring transparent rules of corporate management and supervision, the intent being to increase confidence in corporate management at German companies.