Dedicated to support our communities worldwide

Closer communities

Dedicated to support our communities worldwide

Closer communities

As recent times have shown us, wherever you live, we are all connected. That’s why DPDgroup and our staff in all the countries we operate in go all-out to support local communities in any way we can. By bringing people together, we help make a difference in lots of small ways. For DPDgroup, it helps us understand local challenges and support worthy causes. For our employees, it unlocks passion for causes close to their heart. For communities everywhere, it’s our way of saying thank you.

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27,000+ employees involved

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5,000+ parcels delivered to seriously ill and underprivileged children

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312 organisations supported through volunteers, donations and services

Frank Vergien

Read the interview of Frank Vergien, Board Member of DPD Germany 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 five years, has helped 51 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, almost 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.

Discover how DPDgroup supports local communities

The UK parcel firm has now funded 73 Variety coaches for schools with additional support needs, in relationship spanning 25 years.

Discover how DPDgroup supports local communities

The UK parcel firm has now funded 73 Variety coaches for schools with additional support needs, in relationship spanning 25 years.