DHL Thailand Strengthens Community for Global Volunteer Day
DHL Thailand showed that they are committed to strengthening their local communities as 500 employees took part in Global Volunteer Day 2015, part of a campaign to give back to local communities and boost the spirit of volunteerism among employees.
Employees from DHL Express, DHL Supply Chain, DHL Global Forwarding and DHL eCommerce took part in the organization and participation of two coordinated activities. These include the planting of thousands of trees at the Nam Klad Nua and Nam Klad Tai forest planation development project and a series of training activities at the Kaeng Krachan Wittaya School in Phetchburi province. DHL Thailand employees have also been working on a “Ton Kla” project with the Office of Environmental Fund and Royal Forest Department to help with the reforestation of local woods.
“Sustainable environmental protection and preservation will continue to drive our company wide efforts to improve CO2 efficiency and closely engage communities that share our green values,” said Chananyarak Phetcharat, Managing Director, DHL Express Thailand and Indochina. “I am especially proud by the spirited turnout of dedicated DHL volunteers this year and the sense of ownership that so many of our teams displayed in initiating our “Tom Kla” project in collaboration with Thailand’s Ministry of Natural Resources. This year we have been planting more than 5,000 trees in 28 rai of land (44,800 sq. m.) which can absorb approximately 121,000 kg of carbon dioxide a year, and release oxygen that will support 10,000 human beings a day. DHL’s ‘Can Do’ spirit is infectious and we will play a part in encouraging others to reach the Ministry’s goal of increasing the forest area in Thailand from 32% to 40% by 2015.”
“Global Volunteer Day has really ‘taken off’ and is a very well received and enthusiastically supported fixture for all of our employees, said Kevin Burrell, CEO, DHL Supply Chain, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. In addition to implementing scalable projects and address Thailand’s environmental challenges, our employees also share a durable sense of commitment and responsibility through bringing a DHL 18 wheeler to the school and educating the children the importance of safety around large vehicles. Being a leading logistics provider, safety is of the utmost importance to our operations and we are very proud to deploy our expertise in making contribution to the community.”
“Over the years, all of our employees have become devoted activists in doing whatever they can every day to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The challenges are immense but we have seen tangible results – big and small but all positive – and will continue to offer our full support to the Ministry of Natural Resources’ ambitious reforestation strategy,” concluded Krishavan Chuecharoenchai, Director of Customer Service, DHL Global Forwarding Thailand.