The health, well-being and safety of our approximately 510,000 employees around the world are top priorities at Deutsche Post DHL Group and we are committed to ensuring safe and healthful workplaces for all. Health and occupational safety are therefore fundamentally important issues for us. The materiality of occupational safety for the Group has also been confirmed by our stakeholders.
Health & occupational safety: Management approach & targetsLA 15
Health & occupational safety at
Deutsche Post DHL Group
Our management approach sets out to address the growing demands of changing work environments, demographic shifts and global trends in health, occupational safety and well-being. As laid out in the Group’s Health, Safety & Well-being Strategy, our efforts are based on the World Health Organization’s Healthy Workplace Model and address the following four dimensions: the physical work environment, the psychosocial work environment, personal health resources and community involvement. Our approach also promotes the collaboration between managers and employees in creating safer workplaces and promoting health and well-being.
Prevention is a cornerstone of our approach. It is our aim to prevent chronic illnesses, mitigate their complications, and to improve sickness rates through locally tailored measures and initiatives.
- Our Global Health & Well-Being Program raises awareness among employees regarding health issues and motivates them to take responsibility for their own health and well-being.
- Our Group-wide Employee Benefits Program, one of the largest worldwide, provides health insurance packages to employees in numerous countries to supplement statutory health insurance or provide healthcare where it does not exist.
- In line with the Group’s “Safety First” approach, our occupational safety organization has made accident prevention its top priority. We empower and engage managers as well as employees in recognizing workplace hazards and taking appropriate action.
Our Corporate Health Policy lays out our goals and action measures for promoting workplace health within the Group. Our occupational safety requirements are defined in our Occupational Health & Safety Policy Statement.
|Focus area||KPI||Target 2016||Achievement|
|Occupational safety PwC||Accident rate (LTIFR)||Review and set suitable targets in 2016||Group-wide target set|
|Health management||Improve sickness rate and transparency on health risks||Capture best practices and enable exchange/knowledge transfer||Roll out Group-wide Health & Well-being platform in 2016|
|Implement global health risk monitoring||Group-wide health risks are reported quarterly to the management|
|Health management||Measure impact of Global Health & Well-being Program||Develop a calculation methodology|
|Occupational safety PwC||Accident rate (LTIFR)||Improve Group LTIFR to 3.8|