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Supporting local communities

DKSH corporate social responsibility

Throughout our history, being a responsible corporate citizen has been the foundation of our success. At DKSH, we do business in a way that is profitable while also taking care of and having a positive impact on society.

As we are deeply rooted in the communities we serve, we actively engage in a wide range of local initiatives. DKSH encourages and empowers its local entities to initiate their own as well as cooperate in regional or Group-wide initiatives that may be centered on infrastructure development, disaster recovery, environmental programs, education or philanthropic projects.

Along with growing our business, we contribute to the development of infrastructures and promotion of economic development across Asia. As a company with a long-term focus, we offer employment security and provide stability to local communities. With us, local talents in Asia receive training, knowledge and opportunities to develop themselves within an international environment. Our capillary distribution network enhances the quality of life of millions of people as we distribute consumer goods and healthcare products to meet their daily needs.

In 2014, we continued to demonstrate this commitment to local communities through new and existing initiatives. These projects include donating Christmas presents to disadvantaged children in Taiwan, sponsoring a rugby day with disadvantaged and disabled children in Cambodia, preparing and distributing food to the needy in Hong Kong and organizing the Fantree Club-Alladdin charity run 2014 in Malaysia raising funds for welfare homes for the elderly and underprivileged children.

  • DKSH supports Donggala-Palu victims in Indonesia

    DKSH supports Donggala-Palu victims in Indonesia

    DKSH Indonesia has gathered donations from employees and affiliated companies around the country to support the victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Donggala and Palu, Central Celebes which took place in September. Stefan P. Butz, CEO, commented, “Our thoughts and feelings are with all the people in Indonesia who lost their lives or were injured, and their families. It is a shock for us to see the severe damages that this incident caused. We hope that our contributions can help to reduce the burden of suffering for the victims in the affected areas.”

  • DKSH spreads cheer to disadvantaged families in Singapore

    DKSH spreads cheer to disadvantaged families in Singapore

    Over 60 DKSH Singapore employees volunteered in an initiative run by Beyond Social Services, a charity dedicated to helping children and youth from less privileged backgrounds. The volunteers spent an afternoon packing and distributing food to disadvantaged, low-income families. As a company deeply rooted in the communities where we work, we strive to contribute to supporting economic and social progress where we are active.

  • Volunteering for marine turtle conservation in Malaysia

    Volunteering for marine turtle conservation in Malaysia

    DKSH employees volunteered in WWF Malaysia’s marine turtle nesting monitoring program in Melaka in support of hawksbill turtles, a critically endangered marine turtle species in Malaysia. “Out of the seven marine turtle species in the world, only four species come to our shores to nest, and they are critically endangered because of human activities, predators and global warming. We are happy to support WWF Malaysia in its environment-conscious initiatives with the hopes to raise awareness of the magnificent marine turtles in Malaysia,” McLaren commented.

  • Raising awareness for wildlife conservation in Malaysia

    Raising awareness for wildlife conservation in Malaysia

    DKSH strives to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment and to do so regularly conducts events to raise our colleagues’ awareness for wildlife conservation. In Malaysia, we partnered with WWF and some team members spent a few days in the wilderness of the Ulu Muda forest in Northwestern Malaysia. They left Ulu Muda with a fresh respect for this beautiful rainforest and its native inhabitants as well as a new vigor to spread awareness of the importance of wildlife and forest conservation.

  • DKSH publishes first GRI Report on sustainability

    DKSH publishes first GRI Report on sustainability

    DKSH has presented its first report based on the internationally recognized Global Reporting Initiative guidelines (GRI). The report was presented by DKSH CEO Stefan P. Butz to the public in Bangkok on October 18, 2018.

  • School bus

    Donating school bus to children in India

    DKSH donated a new school bus to the pre-primary children with special needs from the Swami Brahmanand Pratisththan center in India. “We are immensely thankful to DKSH for donating the school bus which has brought cheer and joy in the lives of the children with special needs and their families. This support means a lot to our institute”, stated Shirish Poojaari, Founder of Seabird Centre, Swami Brahmanand Pratishthan.

  • Sustainability initiative in Myanmar

    Engaging with children in Myanmar

    In Myanmar, DKSH employees demonstrated their engagement to their local community by taking part in a day trip to the Witharkhar orphanage. This nunnery school looks after orphans and provides them, as well as other children in the local area, with a monastic education. 40 employees volunteered to organize this special day for nearly 100 children. The activities emphasized the importance of education and environmental topics. It was a special day for all involved.

  • Palms

    Winning reduction of CO2 emissions in Vietnam

    DKSH Vietnam uses co-processing, one of the most socially and environmentally responsible methods for disposing of healthcare-related waste. This process substantially reduces CO2 emissions and results in zero ash disposal. We are proud to have won an award from INSEE Ecocycle, a leading waste management company in Vietnam, recognizing our achievement in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 82 tCO2e in 2016.

  • DKSH supports Right to Play

    Empowering children through play in Thailand

    Together with our long-term partner, Right To Play, DKSH Thailand organized a series of “Play Days” in local schools, as well as a Charity Day in Bangkok in 2017. Over 50 DKSH specialists participated in various locations and through playing games, helped more than 300 disadvantaged children learn about the importance of collaboration, managing emotions, setting goals and other life skills. They were special days for all involved.

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    Gold Ecovadis rating in France

    Gold Ecovadis rating in France DKSH France participated in a CSR rating process by Ecovadis. We were awarded with a gold rating and scored above industry-average in all four main categories: environment, labor practices, fair business practices and sustainable procurement. We are especially proud of achieving a strong rating for our labor and fair business practices, confirming our systematically compliant behavior across our business.