DKSH publishes third Sustainability Report June 17, 2020


			
				DKSH publishes third Sustainability Report

Today, DKSH has published its third Sustainability Report detailing progress and achievements on environmental, social and governance aspects. Alongside its new purpose to “enrich people's lives”, DKSH commits to sustainability targets for the Group.

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DKSH publishes third Sustainability Report

Today, DKSH has published its third Sustainability Report detailing progress and achievements on environmental, social and governance aspects. Alongside its new purpose to “enrich people's lives”, DKSH commits to sustainability targets for the Group.

Zurich, Switzerland, June 17, 2020 – Over the past few years, DKSH has continuously strengthened its focus on sustainability. This third Sustainability Report highlights the company’s progress on performance indicators according to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards such as emissions, energy, safety, integrity, employee development and social projects.

 

To compensate emissions from its own operations, DKSH has partnered with Plant-for-the-Planet and achieved climate neutrality in its founding markets of Japan, Singapore, the Philippines and Switzerland in 2019. As a Swiss company deeply rooted in Asia, DKSH supported more than 40 social projects across the region and expanded its partnership with Right to Play and the Liverpool FC Foundation in Thailand.

 

DKSH also introduced a sustainability policy and targets for the entire Executive Committee underlining the company’s long-term commitment to sustainability.

 

For the first time, DKSH commits to targets in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. These include becoming climate neutral by 2030 as well as expanding training opportunities for employees, promoting health and safety for fleet drivers and increasing energy efficiency by 2025.

 

Stefan P. Butz, CEO of DKSH, said: “In the past year, we have improved our operational performance across all Business Units and further raised sustainability standards. For the first time, we have set sustainability goals and put in place targets and incentives for our leadership team. Especially in times of uncertainty, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to maintain business continuity in supply chains is crucial. It demonstrates our reliability in fulfilling our responsibility to the local communities we serve. In terms of sustainability, we have higher ambitions for the future and are continuing along this path while pursuing our purpose of enriching people’s lives.”

 

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The latest Sustainability Report can be downloaded at: dksh.com/sustainability