Deutsche Post

Health - Prerequisite for Success

Deutsche Post World Net is the world’s leading logistics group. Its integrated Deutsche Post, DHL and Postbank brands offer tailored, customer-focused solutions for the management and transport of goods, information and payments through a global network combined with local expertise.

Deutsche Post World Net is also the leading provider of Dialog Marketing services, with a unique portfolio of efficient outsourcing and system solutions for the mail business. With currently some 500,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories Deutsche Post World Net is one of the biggest employers worldwide.

We have had a comprehensive health management system in place since 1997 with the goal of maintaining and promoting the good health of our employees. German business magazines lauded Deutsche Post for this system in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Our fundamental healthcare management principles are laid down in the Corporate Health Policy, which is closely interlinked with the Code of Conduct and defines the joint basic understanding of Group-wide health management.

An established reporting and analysis system for key health management figures serves as the primary basis for the planning measures developed by the central health-promotion steering committee (Central Health Working Group chaired by the Board Member Personnel) and the decentralized working groups in the business units.

In addition to annual focus topics such as the Back Check in 2007, the health working groups in Germany alone actively involve employees in nearly 5,000 health-promotion measures from 16 preventative healthcare fields each year. The Health Promotion Toolbox, which is being continually further developed in the Group, assists them in their work. Key themes include ergonomics, exercise and nutrition as well as stress management. Preventative measures such as breast cancer and colorectal cancer exams as well as company medical screening measures for cardiovascular diseases, thyroid disorders and other problems are also initiated under the aspect of social responsibility. In addition to these measures, various health days centering on different topics are conducted in the organizational units in order to sensitize the employees for these important issues.

As one of the largest women’s employers, the Group supports organizations such as the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation with measures including educational campaigns and co-sponsoring of the worldwide Race for the Cure and the 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. Deutsche Post World Net was the first non-American company to be granted the Komen Community Service Award for its commitment.

Employees around the world receive offers to facilitate a healthy lifestyle and healthy work habits (Let’s go healthy, Global Road Safety, etc.) as well as information on handling infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS. Deutsche Post is a member of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis and other important health-related committees.

"We are thus taking responsibility for providing healthy, performance-enhancing working and living conditions for all employees. But we bear responsibility not only for our own employees. As a global player and one of the world’s largest employers, we are obliged to accept social responsibility and apply our experience and know-how for the benefit of all."




"To me, health is one of a company’s most important assets and one that is not factored into any of the performance reports. Only companies that can consistently manage this health parameter across the globe will succeed over the long term, which is why I’m all the more pleased that Deutsche Post World Net is just such a company."

Amadou Diallo, CFO Logistics, Deutsche Post World Net


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