Dedicated to supporting our communities worldwide

Closer communities

Dedicated to supporting our communities worldwide

Closer communities

Together with its workforce DPD offers the best possible service for its customers, for the planet and for society. With the DPD Foundation, we support employees and their families in need, as well as children and young people worldwide.  As a result our employees are involved in causes close to their hearts and we say thank you to communities everywhere.


6000+ employees in Germany involved

2500+ people were helped in Germany and developing countries in 2020. 

312 organisations supported through volunteers, donations and services

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Frequently asked questions about the DPD Foundation

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How is DPD Germany supporting the DPD Foundation?

DPD Germany is committed to acting as a responsible corporate citizen and – making a positive social impact beyond its core business.

The DPD Foundation focuses on three main areas.

Firstly the DPD Aid Fund helps employees, transport operators and delivery personnel facing an emergency situation.

Secondly, apprentices at DPD Germany are actively involved as sponsors and in contact with children in need from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

And thirdly, the DPD Foundation supports charitable and non-for-profit projects run by the Plan International organisation and other partners. For example, we are currently supporting a project in Rwanda which promotes early childhood education and helps children create brighter futures.

Why was the DPD Aid Fund set up?

Anyone can suddenly find themselves in a financial emergency - whether it is due to illness, natural disasters, an accident or family circumstances.

We wanted to help DPD employees, transport operators, delivery staff, sorting hall contractors and their dependants in the event of personal misfortune.

The Fund provides fast and flexible financial assistance, and in six years, has helped 70 members of the DPD family.

How can employees get involved with the Foundation?

Employees can get involved in many different ways. They can make a voluntary monthly donation, opting to give the amount of cents behind the decimal point of their net salary or an amount of their choice.

At present, more than 6,000 employees are involved in this «Rest Cent» initiative. In addition, there are regular fund-raising campaigns - for example a raffle or a bake sale - at many depots and locations. The proceeds then go to the Foundation.

The DPD Foundation is also involved in Rwanda - why Rwanda in particular?

The DPD Foundation seeks to improve educational opportunities and quality of life for children in Rwanda, where people have faced major challenges since the 1990s genocide.

We began by supporting the establishment of four centres for early childhood education for around 2,000 children up to the age of six.

The DPD Foundation is now supporting the three-year children’s aid project “Good education for children” to help improve education for 11,000 children in 20 schools and 25 kindergartens in the regions of Bugesera and Nyaruguru.

Social responsibility is a top priority for us

We support people in difficult situations locally and worldwide

DPD Volunteer Days
DPD regularly organises Volunteer Days to support local projects. Whether it's helping out at the local animal shelter and social department stores or collecting rubbish - since 2010 more than 650 volunteers at the Aschaffenburg site have lent a helping hand on around 70 Volunteer Days.

Charity run
DPD employees run for a good cause. Our employees regularly sweat for charity in both local and nationwide charity runs, such as the 2020 Sports Aid virtual run.

DPD trainees have had the opportunity to take on direct social responsibility by sponsoring children since 2017. Currently, trainees are in contact with more than 40 sponsored children from Plan International worldwide, writing letters and receiving reports several times a year.

Diversity Charter

Diversity Charter

DPD Germany has signed the Diversity Charter. In doing so, the company emphasises the importance of a diverse workforce. In future, too, DPD aims to promote diversity in the world of work, and to actively offer all employees equal opportunities within the company.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal

To further increase our employees’ and partners’ involvement in community initiatives.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal

To further increase our employees’ and partners’ involvement in community initiatives.

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