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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 achieves EcoVadis silver rating for Sustainability

    DKSH achieves EcoVadis silver rating

    DKSH has been rewarded for its commitment to sustainability with the internationally recognized EcoVadis silver rating. With an overall score of 50 points, DKSH ranks among the top 14 percent of companies in the industry. EcoVadis uses a methodology that rates companies according to 21 sustainability criteria in four main areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics as well as sustainable procurement.


  • DKSH awarded as "climber of the year" in value reporting

    DKSH awarded as "climber of the year" in value reporting

    Every year, the corporate reporting of the companies listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange are assessed and the best reports in terms of design and value reporting awarded. DKSH won the award for “climber of the year” in 2019 by the Schweizer Geschäftsberichte-Rating for the best qualitative improvement in reporting, including the first-time publication of our GRI sustainability report.

  • We’ve gone climate-neutral in our four founding markets

    DKSH achieves climate-neutrality in founding markets

    Together with Plant-for-the-Planet, we have set our founding markets climate-neutral and are additionally compensating emissions from air travel in these markets. In doing this, DKSH takes responsibility for CO2-emissions from business activities and strengthens its commitment in the area of sustainability.

    Read the full media release

  • Empowering indigenous village to offer pre-school education

    Empowering indigenous village to offer pre-school education

    Under the Empowered2Teach project of SUKA Society, a Malaysian non-governmental organization advocating children’s rights, DKSH has adopted Kelas Komuniti pre-school in Kuala Rompin, Pahang. In addition to a one-year sponsorship of its monthly expenses, DKSH has volunteered to refurbish the 240-square foot pre-school and to run a donation drive by collecting books, clothing, educational games and toys for the pre-school children.

  • GRI report 2018

    DKSH publishes second report on sustainability

    "As a leading Market Expansion Services provider, our business is built on integrity, trust and reliability. We are pleased to share the latest update on our sustainability performance. Achievements such as initiatives to reduce energy consumption and the implementation of ISO certification on IT security management underline our commitment to continually stepping up our sustainability efforts in the years to come", commented DKSH CEO, Stefan Butz. You can read the report by clicking on the link below.

    GRI Report 2018

  • DKSH contributes to reducing Hong Kong’s food waste

    DKSH contributes to reducing Hong Kong’s food waste

    DKSH Hong Kong once again partnered with Food Angel to support their mission to provide people in need with healthy and nutritious meals consisting of quality food, which would otherwise be wasted. The Food Angel organization provided volunteers from DKSH with the surplus food, which they collected from different sectors of the food industry. This food would usually be disposed of as waste, even if it was still good to eat. The DKSH Hong Kong team then prepared nutritious meals in the Food Angel kitchen, before distributing it to the underprivileged. This volunteering initiative was an efficient way of not only reducing food waste, but also giving back to people in need in the local community.

  • Supporting disabled people in Thailand

    Supporting disabled people in Thailand

    DKSH Thailand, together with Thai Holistic Health Foundation and Thai Health Promotion Foundation, are supporting an initiative to encourage the employment of blind masseuses in Thailand. The aim is to encourage and enhance training for blind masseuses and support their careers in the long-term.

    Learn more in this video (in Thai)