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DHL runs successful Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging week

DHL runs successful Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging week

 May 16, 2024

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For DHL Global Forwarding, DEIB is more than just an acronym. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) for DHL Global Forwarding is a commitment to promoting a positive culture of belonging and fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment.

As a company powered by people, DEIB is something that goes to the heart of everything DHL Global Forwarding does.

"DEIB serves as the guiding light that shapes our decisions and fuels our commitment to creating a more inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of identity, origin, or beliefs, feels valued and can thrive," said the company.

During the company's DEIB week, DHL Global Forwarding's colleagues across the globe engaged in activities underscoring the importance of every individual’s contribution to the company's collective success.

Striving to create an inclusive and equitable workplace

According to McKinsey & Company (2020), Korn Ferry (2022), BCG (2022), and Deloitte (2018), companies with an ethnically and culturally diverse executive board increase the probability for higher profits by 43%. Furthermore, diverse and inclusive organizations are 70% more likely to capture new markets and diverse and inclusive teams make better decisions 87% of the time. There is a 1.3 times higher procurement Return on Investment (ROI) for companies with a strong supplier diversity focus versus average comparable business, and 25% of companies are more likely to be more successful if women are also represented in their top management. Interesting statistics indeed!

A strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

By actively promoting DEIB, DHL commits to creating an inclusive work environment where everyone feels that they belong. 

"We encourageour colleagues to take individual responsibility and stand together to promote a culture of inclusion and belonging," said DHL.

"We empower its leaders to role model inclusive behaviors that foster an equitable work environment."

Actively promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Diversity embodies all the differences and similarities such as gender, ethnic and national origin, race, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation that make us unique individuals. This includes bringing together people with diverse backgrounds, skills, experiences and perspectives across all levels of DHL's organization.

Equity is about providing individual levels of support and opportunities to meet the different needs of each and every employee. Equity also refers to the fair treatment for all by identifying and eliminating inequities and barriers.

Inclusion is about creating and maintaining a work environment in which all individuals feel welcomed, respected and valued, regardless of who they are.

Belonging is about feeling comfortable and connected at work and enabling people to contribute to shared and meaningful purposes. This creates safe environments where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

DHL continually forges an inclusive workplace

DHL's culture, values, and the way colleagues draw on each other's talents sets it apart from other employers.

DHL's people are recognized and rewarded for the unique contribution they bring.

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