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FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

 

The passion of our employees and partners to make a positive difference in their communities is inspirational, and, wherever possible, we make resources available to help transform smart ideas into life-enhancing initiatives. From backing young scientists and funding medical research to gifting toys and laptops to children in need, we continue to support community initiatives all over Europe.

We operate hundreds of sites in diverse communities the world over. Alongside our ambitions to become employers and partners of choice, we also strive to be good neighbours in the areas we work in and beyond. For us, looking after communities means acting both locally and globally, and our people are proud to be integral to the neighbourhoods in which they work.

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Enhancing life for the vulnerable

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 Supporting employees in hundreds of charity initiatives

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Forging alliances to support great causes

Contributing to more connected communities

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Because we all share the same address

Operating in the delivery sector gives us a special insight into how we are all
connected and depend on each other. As such, each of our Business Units
understand that it’s part of a larger local community. That’s why we actively look for
opportunities to assist charitable initiatives and programmes that enhance people’s
lives, particularly the most vulnerable and those in need. Last year alone, we
supported over 30,000 employees who participated in community initiatives.

DPD Ireland makes Lough Ree accessible for all

Delivering for local communities

The head office and sorting centre of DPD Ireland is located close to beautiful Lough Ree in the heart of the country. ‘Access for All’ is a local initiative, supported by DPD Ireland, which provides wheelchair-friendly dock and boat access to the lake. With three daily sailings, the ‘Access for All’ project provides an adapted integrated water-based experience for people with disabilities.

Delivering for local communities

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The head office and sorting centre of DPD Ireland is located close to beautiful Lough Ree in the heart of the country. ‘Access for All’ is a local initiative, supported by DPD Ireland, which provides wheelchair-friendly dock and boat access to the lake. With three daily sailings, the ‘Access for All’ project provides an adapted integrated water-based experience for people with disabilities.

Strength from synergies

It pays to collaborate with like-minded individuals and organisations

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It pays to collaborate with like-minded individuals and organisations

Across Europe and elsewhere, we collaborate with a wide range of organisations including city authorities, high schools and universities. These alliances are sparking meaningful changes and identifying better ways to overcome today’s biggest challenges, particularly in the area of sustainability. From our partnership with FEBA (the European Food Banks Federation) to empowering start-ups in Switzerland, to supporting innovation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in the UK, these collaborations have a positive impact on communities everywhere.

PortAventura World joins Fundación SEUR’s programme to help sick children

Just one of Fundación SEUR’s many goodwill initiatives

'Caps for a New Life', a fundraising programme that helps children with rare medical conditions by recycling plastic bottle caps. In 2020, Caps for a New Life raised over €64,000 by recycling 387 tn of bottle caps and recently Europe's largest vacation destination, PortAventura World, joined the programme.

Just one of Fundación SEUR’s many goodwill initiatives

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'Caps for a New Life', a fundraising programme that helps children with rare medical conditions by recycling plastic bottle caps. In 2020, Caps for a New Life raised over €64,000 by recycling 387 tn of bottle caps and recently Europe's largest vacation destination, PortAventura World, joined the programme.

Sponsoring the training of Guide Dogs in Slovakia

Leading by example

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Leading by example

Guide dogs transform the lives of visually impaired people by offering practical assistance and real companionship. Each year, DPD Slovakia sponsors the training of a guide dog by the Únia Nevidiacich a Slabozrakých Slovenska (Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Slovakia). We are proud to see our logo on the dog’s harness each year and hope it inspires other businesses to do the same.

Chronopost delivers ‘Chemo Caps’ for cancer patients

Doing our bit by doing what we do best

Every year in October, France’s national breast cancer month, volunteers from all over the country sew pink cotton ‘Chemo Caps’ for women with cancer. Touched by this initiative, Chronopost participated by distributing the caps free of charge to more than 210 cancer care centres throughout France. Last year alone, over 26,500 caps were made and delivered to patients in need.

Doing our bit by doing what we do best

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Every year in October, France’s national breast cancer month, volunteers from all over the country sew pink cotton ‘Chemo Caps’ for women with cancer. Touched by this initiative, Chronopost participated by distributing the caps free of charge to more than 210 cancer care centres throughout France. Last year alone, over 26,500 caps were made and delivered to patients in need.