Social responsibility

Social responsibility

In our eyes, taking responsibility means actively supporting society. DPD Switzerland is involved in numerous social projects. We provide free transport services, support start-ups and young people, work on behalf of disadvantaged children and are involved in the fight against poverty. Find out more about our social projects.

Our social projects

Main partner to young players at FC Thun

We are the main partner of FC Thun for its up-and-coming young players in the 2020/21 season and we support social engagement with the project “Profis on Tour”. We embrace our responsibility by actively supporting society. We have found the perfect partner in FC Thun. Through this partnership, we can support the current generation of children and young people and actively support them socially.

Partner of Venturelab and sponsor of the Swiss Startup Champions

We have been a partner of Venturelab and sponsor of the Swiss Startup Champions since 2016. We support Swiss start-ups by sponsoring the roadshow in Silicon Valley where ambitious start-up entrepreneurs meet leading investors and potential customers. The founders and CEOs of the start-ups also profit from mentoring and leadership expertise. As its partner, we donated 5,000 FFP2 masks to Venturelab during the coronavirus crisis. The masks were distributed to high-tech start-ups where the members of staff needed a mask in order to continue working. The word ‘partnership’ is of great importance to us, which is why we support our partners wherever we can.

Partner of Venturelab and sponsor of the Swiss Startup Champions

We have been a partner of Venturelab and sponsor of the Swiss Startup Champions since 2016. We support Swiss start-ups by sponsoring the roadshow in Silicon Valley where ambitious start-up entrepreneurs meet leading investors and potential customers. The founders and CEOs of the start-ups also profit from mentoring and leadership expertise. As its partner, we donated 5,000 FFP2 masks to Venturelab during the coronavirus crisis. The masks were distributed to high-tech start-ups where the members of staff needed a mask in order to continue working. The word ‘partnership’ is of great importance to us, which is why we support our partners wherever we can.

Support for the Swiss children’s charity Terre des hommes

Terre des hommes is Switzerland’s leading children’s charity. Switzerland’s largest humanitarian street market has been taking place in March each year for over 55 years. Over two days, 1,500 volunteers sell oranges and make a valuable contribution to traditional orange selling. Terre des hommes started selling crates of oranges to companies in 2011. As an exclusive partner, DPD Switzerland has been in charge of all logistical services and has been supplying the Swiss companies since 2012. DPD employees even volunteer to help out at the street market. The proceeds from the sale of oranges are invested in health projects for children.

A communication solution for all employees

Communication and cultural hurdles have been overcome thanks to a comprehensive, cross-channel communication solution for all employee groups across all twelve sites. The automatic translation tool in the new communication app Beekeeper combined with its high degree of simplicity allow for hassle-free communication. All employees are now connected on one platform, knowledge and ideas are free to flow and there is a palpable sense of community. We received the Golden Headset Award in the Employee Focus category in 2020.

A communication solution for all employees

Communication and cultural hurdles have been overcome thanks to a comprehensive, cross-channel communication solution for all employee groups across all twelve sites. The automatic translation tool in the new communication app Beekeeper combined with its high degree of simplicity allow for hassle-free communication. All employees are now connected on one platform, knowledge and ideas are free to flow and there is a palpable sense of community. We received the Golden Headset Award in the Employee Focus category in 2020.