DP World’s community investment is focused on supporting areas that are most relevant to our business. These are:
We aim to make a sustainable contribution, which means developing alliances with our community partners rather than simple philanthropic donations. One way we achieve this is through volunteering, where our people share their skills and expertise and get involved in hands-on activities. Further information regarding the volunteering work carried out by our people is available on the Sustainability section of our website, www.dpworld.com.
We implemented two new polices, a Contributions Policy and an Expenditure Policy to improve the focus of our community investments. During the year, we took part in more than 300 community initiatives around the world.
We also used our sponsorship of the DP World Golf Championship to raise awareness of male cancers.
We continued to develop our volunteering programme, including developing policies for terminals across the Group.
We also held a Global Volunteer Week, with every terminal holding a volunteering event. The week ran from 1 to 5 December and we aimed to get 500 volunteers involved. 540 employees participated in Global Volunteer Week, contributing 2,338 hours to support 3,113 beneficiaries in the communities in which we operate.
|Key Performance Indicators||2014||2013|
|Community initiatives across our global network||300+||230+|
|Corporate responsibility champions globally||71||13|
|Hours volunteered for community projects by our Head Office team||516||231|
Our community objectives for 2015 include: