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Delivery event | World Economic Forum | DHL & Corporate Responsibility

Top e-commerce and logistics sector insights at The Delivery Conference

On 3 February, The Delivery Conference is taking place in London. The event is the largest of its kind focused on innovation in e-commerce and delivery logistics. Attendees, who include key European retail influencers, will hear more about how retailers can encourage collaboration and innovation, and the key role played by delivery when it comes to facilitating repeat purchases, driving customer loyalty and providing an overall better consumer experience.

The event also includes the Metapack Delivery Excellence Awards, recognising innovation and outstanding performance in the sector. DHL is nominated in the Best Provider of Outstanding Service category.


Find out more about The Delivery Conference, including agenda and speaker details.

 

Strong focus on global trade at World Economic Forum

From 21 to 24 January, global political and business leaders came together at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Discussion points included tackling climate change, understanding upcoming risks and challenges as well as major policy points for business – including the state and future of global trade.

One of the major trade deal discussions focused on progressing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and EU. Deutsche Post DHL’s chief executive Frank Appel voiced his support of the agreement in an interview with the Financial Times. Other political and business leaders in favour of TTIP include German chancellor Angela Merkel and US trade representative Michael Froman. In the UK, the CBI’s director-general John Cridland further emphasised that implementing TTIP is integral to Britain’s business interests.

Read more about trading with the USA – including how TTIP could affect UK-US trade relations – in our destination fact sheet.

 

‘Living Responsibility’: DHL’s Corporate Responsibility initiative.

As the world’s largest logistics provider with more over 480,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories, it’s one of our priorities to take a leadership role in responsibility. We support our employees’ volunteering initiatives and have in place three overarching pillars to deliver our ‘Living Responsibility’ commitment: our GoGreen initiatives are in place to minimise our impact on the environment; we deliver support with GoHelp programmes; and GoTeach champions education.

Specifically in the UK, we support road safety, employability and support our employees’ engagement in their local communities.

Find out more about our commitment to society and the environment in our dedicated Corporate Responsibility section on the DHL Guide, which includes a detailed brochure.

 

Thursday 29 January 2015

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