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Star of the small screen

Green fingered finance

Two teams, three peaks

The Outward Bound Trust

Heroes unmasked

Community heroes recognised

Community heroes articles

Living water

Small miracle - big thank you!

Aiming high

DHL delivers for

Northampton young people


DSC GoGreen around the World

Establishing our carbon footprint

New regional GoGreen sponsor

Carbon Management team ECS

Industrial’s Environmental

Improvement Programme

Good for the environment

Carbon reduction plans

within the transport fleet

Hams Hall multi-user facility

- focus on energy

Reducing carbon emissions

within the NHS

GoGreen Cycle2Work

is launched

It’s all systems grow for ECS


Just a bit of gardening

Tradeteam football

Delivering peace

Tradeteam renovate

Riding School for the

disabled in just one day

Focus on Food Retail

Corporate Social Responsibility

Swindon Morrisons

Morrisons Droitwich

busy in the community

What a relief!

DHL Boots delivers for

New College Worcester

Boots Worcester santathon

Shirepark goes back to school


2 wheels, 2 weeks,

too much fun!

What is DHL Life Cycle?

Coast to Coast

Fun and laughter days

DPWN and Unicef

Let’s celebrate!

DHL Life Cycle Raffle

How to get involved

Which bike? Wattbike

DHL Life Cycle competition


Sharing our community & environmental activities in the UK

For two weeks in June, employees across

the UK are invited to get on their bikes

and join the DHL LifeCycle. The aim is

simply to raise £50,000 for UNICEF’s work

with the children of Nandurbar district in

India. This fund will be matched by up to

£20,000 from the DHL UK Foundation,

bringing the total to £70,000 which will

make a significant change for the better

to the future of these children.

See page 14-16 for all you need to get you

going on the road to DHL LifeCycle.


2 wheels, 2 weeks,

too much fun!

DHL LifeCycle (8-20th June) is an exciting

series of fundraising events, all based

around the theme of cycling, with a

strong emphasis on fun.

There are 20 million bicycles in the UK

alone, so getting on your two wheels is a

fantastic route to a healthier lifestyle; it’s

sociable and open to all at a low cost;

and it’s good for the environment too.

There are five main ways

to get involved:

A coast to coast 250 mile sponsored tour

(no, we can’t call it a race!), taking in

many DHL sites along its route

Individual and group fundraising through

sponsored events with a cycle theme

A series of activity days at sites

across the country

A celebration event on the 19th June

at the Barceló Hotel, Daventry

The national DHL LifeCycle raffle


Community heroes


See pages 4&5

Heroes unmasked

So was there a

Hero sitting nearby?

In the last edition of Our

World we asked you to

nominate colleagues, whose

work in the community truly

deserved a thank you. On

15th May, representatives

from many national and local

charities and people from

across the company gathered

to congratulate the first DHL

Community Heroes.

Over fifty entries had been

received for the six categories;

indeed the awards have been

such a success that they will

become an annual event.

The clear message from the

judging panel was that despite

the tough economy people

are willing to go the extra

mile to help and support those

around them. Employees’

enthusiasm to volunteer and

fundraise is alive and well

around DHL – you can read

the winners’ inspiring

stories inside (pages 4&5).


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Star of

the small


A new short film is

available, featuring the

work of the DHL UK

Foundation and the

many volunteers

working around DHL.

“We think it is the stories of the

employees involved, the charities

they work with and the young

people, whose lives are changed,

that make the work of the

Foundation unique,” explains

Helen Parker, Foundation Manager.

“This dvd somehow manages

to cram all the Outward Bound,

Prince’s Trust, Match It! and TACS

programmes into a few short

minutes – we hope you will watch

and enjoy it and be inspired to

get involved if you aren’t already.”

The film is available to view on


dhlukfoundation) or

If you want to show it at a team

meeting or to your colleagues,

you can get a disk by calling

Hayley Sinclair on 01344 384756.

Two teams, three peaks

Teaming up with the environmental regeneration charity,

Groundwork Luton and South Bedfordshire, the group

helped create an inspiring allotment garden.

A series of practical days saw raised beds, a compost

area, seating and butterfly borders built and planted.

The new area will be used to teach the children

about growing fruit and vegetables in a wildlife

friendly way.

Stephen King, head teacher of Farley Junior

School said: “We are very grateful to DHL

and the other funders who, with Groundwork,

have made this project possible. The garden

is a valuable addition to the school’s

outdoor environment.”

Friendly rivalry is in the air at DHL Allington, where two teams of walkers are planning to

attempt the Three Peaks Challenge, each hoping to raise the most for their charities.

Inspired by a colleague, Paul

Filmer, who is currently

undergoing chemotherapy for

cancer and Kev Carreras, who

has multiple sclerosis, the teams

are raising money for Cancer

Research and MS, along with

Demelza House, a Kent-based

children’s hospice. Kent Air

Ambulance and Mountain

Rescue will also benefit from the

fundraising, though hopefully

Green fingered finance

From counting beans to growing runner beans, a team of six employees

from the DHL Finance Academy ran a series of fundraising events including

a 120 foot abseil and completing the Three Peaks Challenge, to raise money

to improve the grounds of Farley Junior School in Luton. They also received

matched funding from the DHL UK Foundation.

the teams will not have to

call on their services.

The Brokeback Mountaineers,

consisting of eight warehouse

colleagues, have already raised

over £1,500 and they hope to

receive Match It! funding too.

They describe their challenge:

“We will be travelling up to

Scotland to attempt the climb

of Ben Nevis, followed by mild

exhaustion. Then travel back to

England to climb Scafell Pike for

further exhaustion, to be topped

off in Wales to climb the third

and final peak, Mount Snowdon.

Total exhaustion.” All this needs

to be done in 24 hours, with the

clock starting at the base of Ben

Nevis and the ticking stopping at

the top of Mount Snowdon.

ANT (Allington Novice Trekkers),

consist of a further six

employees, who are taking

their training very seriously.

Starting at 1am they have been

seen doing ten mile walks on

Kent’s North Downs, followed

by a two hour rest to simulate

the car journey and then another

ten mile walk, followed by a

short break and then a final

ten mile walk.

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An environmental heart for

The Outward Bound Trust

Without the natural environment The Outward Bound Trust would not exist; there would

be no mountains to scale, no rocks to abseil, no sea or lakes to canoe in. Nature, with all

its challenges and glory, is central to the amazing learning experience that The Outward

Bound Trust provides to over 27,000 young people each year.

It therefore comes as no surprise

that the natural environment

is integrated into the learning

objectives and values of every

Outward Bound course. This is

now being taken to the next

level, with the support of the

DHL UK Foundation.

“I am delighted to announce that

we will continue our partnership

with The Outward Bound

Trust until 2011,” Helen Parker,

Manager of the Foundation says.

“Taking things one stage further

we are making a donation to the

Trust to support them in their

goal of inspiring a concern for

and awareness of the natural

environment among all young

people attending one of their


Over the next 12 months the

Foundation will back the

training of 150 Outward Bound

instructors, to make sure they

are equipped to deliver the

key environmental messages

and the production of an

environmental challenge pack

to use with young people.

All groups attending an Outward

Bound course are allocated a

review room to become their

base for the duration of the

programme, so the Foundation

is also funding a set of posters

for these rooms to further

reinforce the environmental

learning the young people

have had ‘out in the field’.

“The impact on The Trust will

be very positive,” says William

Ripley, Director of Learning

and Adventure at The Outward

Bound Trust. “We are delighted

to be working with DHL and

with the teaching materials

that they’ve funded to support

the environmental work of

our instructors. The training,

teaching aides and posters will

play a significant part in helping

young people understand

the important and positive

contribution that they can make

towards the environment.”

In 2009, thirty DHL employees

will attend one of two weeklong

residential courses to act

as mentors to 300 financially

disadvantaged young people.

Applications have now closed

for these places, and the names

of the successful people will

be announced soon. As part

of their commitment to The

Trust they have agreed toraise

at least £500, so if one of your

colleagues is successful,

please support them

in their tough

fundraising challenge.



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Community heroes recognised

On 15th May, over one hundred people gathered in Daventry as the identities of the very first DHL Community Heroes were

revealed. In front of an audience drawn from associated charities and DHL sites across the UK, the six winners were announced.

The judges were so impressed, that they made a number of runner-up awards:

The Foundation Award

For an employee,

or group, who has

consistently shown

dedication to

community activities

over several years.


Terry Searle

Runner up:

Dennis Allen

The Match It! Award

(Group Volunteering)

To recognise a group of

employees who have

shown excellence in a

volunteering activity.

Winner: DHL

employees based

at Coalville site

(Canon contract)

Runner up: DHL

employees based

at Technology site,

Milton Keynes

Perry Watts, Chief Executive Officer

- UK & Ireland, Supply Chain, outlined

that he believed that DHL’s community

programmes set the company apart and

strengthens it for future growth. Despite

the tough economic climate he wants to

see corporate social responsibility remain

high on everyone’s agenda. Chris Stephens,

Chair of the Foundation’s trustees said:

The Site

Community Award

For the site which has

worked within their

community to make a real

difference, showing a high

level of commitment from

senior management to allow

all employees to contribute.

Winner: DHL Boots

site, Worcester

Runners up: DHL

Lutterworth, Leicestershire,

BP contract and Tesco

Frozen site, DHL DIRFT

East, Northants

“Today we are celebrating the grass roots

of community involvement. There is a place

for centrally run programmes - they bring

DHL employees together and get people

involved who might not otherwise join in;

but local, individual activity is incredibly

important and we would never want

to see this over looked.”

The Trustees Award

For an employee who

has shown commitment

and impact through their

volunteering work.

Winner: Mark Ashby

Runners up:

Nicola Woods

David Fawley

The awards recognise the unsung heroes

who work tirelessly throughout the

company, delivering a real difference to

the people around them. The six categories

celebrate a different achievement in

the field of fundraising or volunteering,

looking for diverse qualities -

whether dedication over a long

period or one-off amounts raised.

The Match It! Award

(Individual Fundraising)

For the individual who

has raised the most

money in 2008 for

their chosen charity

or community group.


Vivienne Mair

Winners of the 2009

Community Heroes Awards

Each winner and runner up received a trophy or certificate and a sum of money to donate to their favourite cause.

The Match It! Award

(Group Fundraising)

For the group who has

raised the most money

in 2008 for their

chosen cause.

Winner: DHL

employees based

at Trinity Street,


Helen Parker, Foundation Manager,

was delighted with the response,

“We had over fifty entries - these Heroes

didn’t become involved for personal

glory, but to give others opportunity.

So it is great to be able to say thank

you - their stories are inspirational.”

We will let the Heroes’ stories speak

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Mark Ashby,

Trustees Award winner

The Match It! Award – group

fundraising went to a group

of employees from Oldbury.

Dominic O’Fynn, Julie Eland and Nicole

Hudson were three of the organising

group – managing to raise an incredible

£4474 for the Alzheimer’s Society by

walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks

Challenge in under twelve hours

Dominic explains that he suggested

Alzheimer’s as his father is in the

critical stage of the disease:

“It is a widely misunderstood illness,

which impacts on so many people’s lives

and it is hard to get help and information.”

Each of the walkers committed to raise at

least £100, suppliers also contributed and

the total was then added to by Match It!

Mark Ashby, winner of the Trustees Award is

based at Atherstone. Despite being diagnosed

with leukaemia in 2006 and receiving a bone

marrow transplant, he has worked tirelessly

as a young fire fighters’ instructor for

Warwickshire Fire Service and is also involved

in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme.

He has raised significant

amounts for the Anthony

Nolan Trust and Cure Leukaemia

and received the Exemplary Service

Medal for his work with the fire

service. He says the £500 award

will go to the Young Firefighters,

as they are ‘keen as mustard’.

Though Mark thought they

were joking when his site said

it wanted to nominate him,

winning is good news for

Atherstone, who have supported

Mark throughout his illness.

Terry Searle, winner of the

Foundation Award, is Chair of

the National Youth Bowling Club.

He has been involved for 20 years, giving up

about 20 hours of his time each week and

much of his annual leave. His dedication has

helped make the squad the most successful

International Bowling team. Terry, based in

Essex says: “I saw it as a chance to make a

difference to the lives of children with no

focus and purpose in life. They are given

the opportunity to better themselves which

they would not have normally had.”

The Match It! Award – group volunteering goes to

employees of the DHL Coalville site (Canon contract)

for their work in refurbishing a local women’s refuge.

Over twenty staff, along with

their families, took part in the

transformation of the refuge.

John Redfern, who helped

organise said: “It was like a

combination of Groundforce and

Vivienne Mair raised a fantastic £4932

for the Alzheimer’s Society to win the

Match It! Award – individual fundraising.

Vivienne cares for her

grandmother who suffers

from Alzheimer’s, so when

she heard about Trek

Kilimanjaro, she was keen

despite having a great fear

of heights. “Helping to

look after my Nan is one of

the hardest things I have

ever done. So after careful

consideration I accepted

the challenge, whilst raising

awareness of this terrible

disease and the effect it has

on people and their families.”

Changing Rooms, only quicker.”

The refuge is a safe harbour

for women and their children

escaping abusive relationships,

who can stay for as long as it

takes to get back on their feet.

The breadth and depth of the

activities undertaken impressed the

judges – the whole site is involved

and committed to the programme.

They run a secure match day

parking scheme for Worcester

Warriors Rugby club, which is close

If you would like to see short films of each of the winners, please visit COIN or

DHL Worchester, Boots contract, has been fundraising

since its birth in 2004, choosing a different headline

charity or good cause each year. It is the winner of

the Site Community Award and has raised over

£80,000 for local groups so far.

to their site, and other activities

include charity fun days, the Poppy

Appeal and generally encouraging

all colleagues to take part in

something other than the ‘day job’.

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Living water

Clean water is essential for

life, but one in eight of the

world’s population does not

have access to it. Thanks to

money raised by employees

of the Industrial division

of Supply Chain, three

villages in Eastern Nepal

now have safe drinking

water, sanitation and

hygiene education.

WaterAid received £10,000,

from employee fundraising

and matched by the DHL UK

Foundation. The money went

to the vital work in Morang

district, one of the country’s

most deprived areas where

many in the community live

on less than $1 per day.

Before the project Shaili

Tithung of Kamarang village

had to walk for three hours

Eight unemployed young people from

Northampton were offered permanent jobs

with DHL after completing a Prince’s Trust

programme to get them into work.

This is the fourth Get Into programme run

within DHL across the UK. Organised by the

two Debenhams’ distribution centres and

The Prince’s Trust, it was funded by the DHL

UK Foundation. Debenhams fully backed the

programme – Paul Leggett, Head of Logistics,

said: “Debenhams is very pleased to be able to

support this initiative. We need a very diverse

skill base in logistics and the programme clearly

showed that there are individuals out there with

the right skills if they can only be encouraged

into the industry.”

After congratulating the young people

on how much they had learnt during the

down steep, narrow paths

to collect 20 litres of water.

Shaili explains what a

difference the project

has made: “Since the

drinking water scheme was

constructed the situation has

changed. It takes about two

minutes to collect 20 litres of

water and the water runs for

24 hours a day. Now water

is available near to my house

for washing, cleaning and

for my kitchen garden. I have

even been able to sell garlic

and onions from my garden.”

By the end of the project

over one thousand villagers

will have safe water and

almost 4,000 will have

adequate sanitation.

Credit: WaterAid / Marco Betti

Small miracle – big thank you!

When little Ethan was born eleven

weeks early and weighing just 3lb

2oz, it was a scary and difficult

time for him and his family. With

the help of the dedicated staff at

the University Hospital of North

Staffordshire, he has made a

fantastic recovery.

Now a year on, DHL Supply Chain

staff in Stoke-on-Trent have said

thank you for the care given to

Warehouse Operative Andy Sloane-

Bulger’s son and wife by raising more

than £2,000 for the neo natal unit.

Human Resources Officer Julia Bent

said: “It was a very traumatic birth

for both Andy and his wife

and we decided we wanted

to help in any way we can.

weeks, the level of their commitment and

their growing confidence, Ken Smithson, DHL

general manager Northampton Brackmills site

announced that they will be running another

programme during the summer.

Helen Parker, DHL UK Foundation Manager,

has just confirmed the Foundation will support

a total of eight more courses in 2009 and 2010.

“Too many youngsters feel that they will never

reach their full potential,” she said. “We are

thrilled to be able to make a difference to the

lives of young people through a long term

partnership with the Trust.”

The last word goes to Ryan: “The course has

changed everything. I’m so pleased to start

working – and I’m even looking forward to

getting up at 4am every day for my new job!”

“Ethan was very poorly and in

intensive care but now he is nearly

one and you wouldn’t be able to

tell that anything was ever wrong

with him. Jean also had to undergo

a lot of treatment – but is now well

on the road to recovery.”

The fundraising began during

an event at The Bradeley pub in

Bradeley. The team staged a quiz

night and ‘poor

man’s raffle’

(in which


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pence for a drink) and Warehouse

Shift Manager Andy Slinn had his

head shaved to raise extra cash.

The £1,050 generated was matchfunded

by the DHL UK Foundation,

through the Match It! scheme and

will be used to enhance treatment

at the University hospital baby unit.

Aiming high

TACS, the Trucks and Child Safety programme,

run by employees of DHL and the DHL UK

Foundation, is set to smash all records this year.

Now with over 200 trained demonstrators placed

around the country, the scheme is aiming to help

over 37,000 children stay safe on the roads this year.

Nicky Donovan, who coordinates the scheme for

the Foundation is excited about the possibilities over

the next few months: “Last year 23,000 children

received a demonstration, and even that was a

record, so it will be a real challenge to reach our

target. It’s appalling that more than 3000 children

are killed on UK roads each year. If we can prevent

even one serious injury through TACS demonstrations,

then everyone in DHL should be very proud.”

DHL delivers for Northampton young people

“I’m so excited – I can hardly believe it!” said 19-year-old Ryan Kelly, who

now has a long-term job at DHL thanks to a recent Get Into Logistics course.

“I’ve been unemployed since I left school – I felt really down, unmotivated

and that my life wasn’t going anywhere.

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Exel Americas

Exel’s distribution centre

serving Sun Microsystems in

California, is making significant

contributions to the company’s

global sustainability efforts.

Their programme includes:

Replacing more than 200

fixtures with energy-

efficient lights

Office renovations utilising

100% recycled flooring,

environmentally friendly

paint and low-flow toilets

Establishing recycling


Providing prime parking for

associates who carpool.

Testing a pallet recycling


“Our associates really

teamed up to develop and

implement ideas that are

making a difference. We’re

all experiencing an increase

in productivity, quality and

safety from an improved

work setting.” Steve Roller,

General Manager

DESC Asia Pacific

Across the Asia Pacific region,

offices and sites supported the

Earth Hour day initiative, in their

workplace, through involvement

in a one-hour ‘lights off’ session.

Most offices took part on Friday,

27 March 2009 with many

employees adding their personal

support to the global Earth

Hour day, by switching off their

lights at home for one hour on

Saturday, 28 March 2008

APAC has identified re-lamping

as a key cross-business-unit

and cross region carbon

reduction action.

For more information on

any GoGreen programmes

and initiatives contact

Establishing our carbon footprint

DHL is committed to playing its part in addressing the challenge of climate change.

Following the launch of the GoGreen climate protection program in 2008, DHL Supply Chain

has focussed on building an accurate carbon baseline, through its First Choice Global Metric

Scorecard to measure and monitor it’s carbon footprint for all sites worldwide.

Now that we have global visibility

of our carbon footprint totalling

1.1 million tonnes, regional plans

are in place to deliver the required

carbon efficiency target for 2009.

Regional Footprint

With over 80% of the regions

footprint attributed to transport,

our carbon reduction plans include;

Speed reduction programme

Driver training and fuel

efficiency analysis

Teardrop trailer

replacement program

Aerodynamic packages on

tall vehicles to improve

wind deflection

Whilst a smaller element of our

footprint within the region is

from real estate, there are good

Carbon Management team ECS

During the past 3 months, the

Carbon Management Team have

been contacting environmental

sector sponsors to ensure that the

base data for 2008 and for quarter

1 2009 is complete. Verification is

still underway to ensure that there

is a full audit trail for all entries

into the GMS system.

Interim sector base data reports

were issued to all sector sponsors

efficiency opportunities, including

efficient lighting and other energy

saving technology and ‘Switch

off’ campaigns, which alone have

demonstrated savings up to 20%.

Customer Focus

Having focussed first on our own

internal program, we’re now

starting to work with our

customers, such as B&Q,

supporting them in, measuring their

carbon footprint and identifying

cost and carbon savings.


With an estimated further

2.7 million tonnes of carbon,

resulting from our subcontracted

transport, this is a high priority

area for us to manage and

target efficiency.

New regional GOGREEN sponsor

Carbon Management Team update

Recently appointed Senior Vice President Operations for the region, Ewen Kinnear is

focussing on improving customer focus utlising the tools, techniques and processes around

First Choice, ensuring that DHL differentiate themselves from other 3PL providers in terms

of excellent change management, prcoess improvement, quality and people processes.

Ewen is also leading DHL’s Health

and Safety, Procurement and

Property functions across the

business, with particular emphasis

on Operational performance

improvement and encouraging

engagement in the success

of the business.

Ewen Kinnear, SVP

Operations; Regional

GoGreen Sponsor

on 6th March. At the end of

March 258 individual interim

site reports were issued detailing

their 2008 carbon footprint base

data together with a comparison

of quarter 1 2009, against

quarter 1 2008.

Three site visits have taken place

this year with a further 5 in the

diary. These visits aim to give sites

a detailed analysis of their carbon




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programme please contact Amanda Chamberlain

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Ewen has a special interest in

promoting the GoGreen Agenda and

as market leader in logistics services

across the United Kingdom, Ireland

and beyond, believes DHL has

both a massive opportunity, and a

responsibility to lead this crucial area.

“As GoGreen Sponsor, I am

delighted to have the opportunity to

shape and lead the DHL response to

the environmental issue. It is crucial

that we engage our employees input

footprint, advice on where focus

should be given for reductions,

best practice advice to reduce

consumption and case studies

detailing initiatives at other

sites which may be replicable

at their site.

For any queries with the 2008

baseline data, please contact us


Site Carbon

Footprint Report

into driving forward the DHL plan to

improve our operational efficiency

and reduce our carbon emissions.

DHL’s unique importance in

the logistics market gives us

the responsibility to utilise our

knowledge and scale and lead

our supplier base in pursuit of our

environmental objectives.

Our customers expect and deserve

DHL to take a leadership and

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Understanding the tonnes of

carbon being generated from

gas, electricity and diesel in

our warehousing operations,

together with our usage of

diesel and bio-diesel in our

transport operations, was our

first step. With our carbon

footprint now established,

our focus has turned to

reducing our emissions.

Strategies being applied

within Healthcare include

the presence of an Eco

Ambassador on each site who

trains all of our colleagues in

energy reduction both in the

home and work. Technical

solutions range from voltage


case-study and

briefing materials

Industrial’s Environmental

Improvement Programme is

now gathering momentum!

The aim of the Programme, which

has been designed for Industrial, is

to provide drive, focus and support

to contracts, reduce environmental

impact across all operating areas

and so meet or surpass our CO 2

reduction targets.

All contracts now possess active

2009 Carbon Emission Reduction

Plans which cover all areas of

the Programme; Transportation,

Property (Office and Warehouse),

Green Travel and Employee

Engagement. As initiatives and trials

are rolled out and results achieved

in terms of both carbon emission

Good for the environment.

Good for saving money at home.

Good for business!

During 2008, as the group launched the GoGreen programme,

Healthcare joined the rest of our global DHL colleagues,

to commence on a journey of understanding.

trimming of our lighting

systems coupled with motion

and ambient light sensing,

through to new state of the

art LED lighting at Lutterworth.

Our transport teams are

working with the central

Engineering team, to

implement a series of

programmes to reduce

carbon emissions from

our fleet, coupled with

enhanced driver training.

Aside from carbon reduction,

Healthcare has also

focussed on another area of

environmental impact - waste

management. Last year we

surpassed our target to

Industrial’s Environmental

Improvement Programme

As our corporate GoGreen programme reaches its first anniversary since its launch in

April 2008, we hear from the UK Industrial Sector and how they have developed their

own customized Environmental Improvement Programme which aligns with the

GoGreen priorities and carbon efficiency targets.

recycle 60% of all our waste

generated. This means that

what would have ended up

in land fill was recycled

instead. Our target is 70%

for 2009 and we hope that

by reviewing and

consolidating the recycling

process we will achieve this.

GoGreen has driven a really

positive culture change in

Healthcare, helping us

protect the environment,

save money for our customers

and engage our employees.

For more information please


Proud to have received the

“Highly Commended” award

from the HITA Executive

reduction and staff satisfaction,

it is through the Programme that

best practise will be shared and

celebrated via a bronze, silver

and gold award scheme.

Support materials such as a Self

Certification Assessment Tool, Best

Practice guidance document, case

studies, posters, quarterly Envirotalks,

newsletters and monthly

Carbon Emission Data reports are

available on the Industrial Intranet.

The purpose of these resources

is to maintain momentum, allow

Environmental Champions to engage

and educate staff and enable

contracts to track their progress and

trends throughout 2009 against

their 2008 baseline, on a month

by month basis.

In order to support and guide, the

Programme has joined hands with

our Process Improvement Advisors,

Driver Instructor team and Fleet

Management department to ensure

that the excellent work performed

by these central support functions

compliment and enhance each other.

To communicate, harmonise, report

and continue to develop, Industrial

benefits from a central coordinator,

Claire Handley, who is also visiting

contracts to gain an understanding

of their operation and providing

assistance at all levels.

For further information, please contact

Claire on 024 7621 4121 or via

The Healthcare sector, supported by Environment Sponsor Ian Noakes, has focused attention not only on carbon and cost savings

to the business, but are also supporting their employees, by identifying ways they can make savings outside of the workplace.

One year on from the launch of GoGreen, we hear from Ian, how GoGreen has become integrated into their Healthcare business.





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Miles Per Gallon



Carbon reduction plans

within the transport fleet


With more than 80% of our regional carbon

footprint, attributed to our transport fleet, the

central engineering team are heavily focussed

on supporting the sectors in reducing their

transport related carbon.

Jim York who heads up fleet

carbon reduction within

the UK fleet department,

explains: ‘To help the UK meet

its carbon efficiency target,

the Engineering Operations

Managers (EOM), are working

closely with the sectors, to

identify carbon reduction

opportunities within their

transport fleet, and help them

implement initiatives. We are

also able to consider the impact

these initiatives will have, which

will flag whether more needs to

be done to reach our targets.’

Whilst new technology may

take time to develop, there

are specific carbon reduction

initiatives which are applicable

to all operations. These include:

• Fuel management workbooks,

which monitor the mpg

(miles per gallon) efficiency

of vehicles

Hams Hall multi-user facility –

focus on energy

The Fashion sector site, whose

customers include Selfridges,

Tie-Rack, Canterbury and

BHS, has benefited from the

use of the STARK energy

consumption analysis tool,

which has highlighted peaks

in electricity consumption and

prompted consideration for

savings on a monthly basis.

Simple procedures have been

implemented on the site, to

reduce energy consumption,

such as:




timers being placed on

machines and equipment

the closure of a

refrigeration chamber

2007 MPG vs 2006 MPG

efficient heating controls on

thermostats and radiators


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Training Programme



AP1 AP2 AP3 AP4 AP5 AP6 AP7 AP8 AP9 AP10 AP11 AP12

Example of tracking Miles Per Gallon efficiency

in the Fuel Management Workbook

• switching off lights

achieve ISO 140001

when not required

accreditation, led by champion

Other activities taking place Jay Goacher, who has gained

at the site include putting a silver award for the

in place an environmental

communications board

detailing the environment

agenda and the energy

savings being made and

successful waste segregation

programmes. Environmental

briefings and inclusion of an

environment section within

the induction process are

also planned to further raise

site awareness and to assist

employee engagement.

Coventry site.

Elsewhere within the

division the Sainsbury’s TU

Clothing site, have become

the latest site to successfully

Top Speed Limiter setting

reduction, which limits the

speed of vehicles to 85kph

(53 mph) - the optimum

fuel efficiency speed on


Aerodynamic “health check”

to ensure that air deflector kits

on our trucks and trailers are

fitted and operating correctly,

and to adopt the recently

developed trailer bulkhead

deflectors for double deck

and other exceptionally

high trailers.

Beyond these basic measures,

there are many other

interventions being developed.

Transport departments can

contact their EOM for further

advice and information.

For further information on fleet

related carbon efficiency, please


In an effort to reduce the carbon emissions created from gas and electricity consumption

at the site, Environmental Champion, Darren Lewis, has identified a number of initiatives,

assisting the site in making valuable utility savings.

For further information please


Darren Lewis,

Environmental Champion





the NHS

As part of our drive to

reduce carbon emissions,

NHS Supply Chain’s

Bridgwater team have

worked closely with

customers to reduce

the carbon footprint of

deliveries by 5.6 tonnes

per year. This is difficult

to imagine in practise –

but actually equates to

the weight of an elephant!

The team recognised that a

number of duplicate journeys

were being made across the

greater Bristol and Bath region.

This meant drivers often doing

the same journey, but passing

by ‘drop off’ points they had

delivered to earlier in the week.

A project was launched which

looked at reducing duplicate

journeys. This was achieved by

organising deliveries into five

geographical zones and then

delivering to each zone on only

one day a week. As most

customers had previously only

had weekly deliveries, the only

change was the week-day in

which that delivery occurred.

The reorganisation of deliveries

affected approximately 100

drop-points from Bath to

Weston-super-Mare. The new

schedule was launched without

a hitch after an extensive

customer communication

programme. The team has

been delighted as they only

received positive feedback.

‘It’s great to be actively

involved in a project which

not only delivers sound

commercial benefit, but also

has a favourable impact on

our environment. A great

sustainable approach!’

commented Simon Lamb,

Project Manager, NHS Supply

Chain, Bridgwater.





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GoGreen Cycle2Work is launched

Feel fitter and greener

GoGreen Cycle2Work

DHL Supply Chain is now offering employees a cheaper, greener alternative

to cars and public transport through the GoGreen Cycle2Work scheme.

Cycle2Work is a Government

salary sacrifice scheme, developed

to promote cycling as a greener,

more sustainable mode of

transport, which will reduce

carbon emissions in the UK.


Its all systems grow for ECS

On 25th February, a team from Environmental Compliance and Solutions arrived

at Willenhall Community Primary School Coventry armed with trowels, plants,

soil and enthusiasm to build a very special Sensory Garden for the children to

learn from, enjoy and use as part of their science class and after school club.

The sustainable structure

consisted of four areas, each

relating to a different sense.

Planted within the TOUCH area

were soft and spiky plants, within

the SIGHT area plants with

colourful leaves and flowers,

within the SMELL area herbs

and lavender and finally with the

SOUND area rushes and plants

which rustle in the breeze

topped off with a wind charm.

Employees can choose a bike

and safety accessories to the

value of £500, for the purpose

of commuting to work.

The employee benefits from

VAT savings, and as deductions

are taken from gross pay in

instalments over a year, they also

benefit further through savings

in tax and National Insurance

contributions. Average savings

Not being the most green

fingered crew, the ECS team had

to hand, more experienced young

helpers from the Science Club

who helped dig, spread wood

chip and guide along the way!

“DHL have done a fantastic job,

following the brief to the letter

and picking plants that would

engage the senses. I would like to

thank them all for their hard work.

As soon as the plants have settled

are around 40% on the retail

price with further savings on

public transport fares or petrol.

The scheme has been successfully

piloted at four of our sites around

the UK where the take up rate

experienced was 4%, double

what was expected.

For more information on the

scheme and how your site can

register, please visit http://

the area will be used for

quiet play at lunchtime

and a teaching area for

science. All the children

are very excited about it.“

Richard Harvey,

Deputy Headmaster

For more information contact

Claire Handley on 024 7621 4121

or via

Sainsbury’s Emerald

Park pilot GoGreen


‘I heard about Cycle2Work with savings to be

made on the price of a bike and the opportunity

of manageable payments through my salary.

I looked online at various bikes on

offer at Halfords, one caught my

eye, the reviews were positive

and it was reduced in the

January sales. On top of

that, were 15% of added

extras free of charge

(as part of the scheme)

Using the website

to make my


and completing

Chris Clothier showing

off his new bike

all relevant correspondence

was clear and straight forward.

I received the Letter of Collection

and after reserving my chosen

bike it was off to Halfords to

acquire it.

Keeping fit, saving money on

fuel and doing our bit for the

environment are just some of

the incentives offered by this

worthwhile scheme’.

Chris Clothier

To promote the

many benefits of cycling

at your location, why not display

some of the materials available in the

Cycling Promotion Toolkit on COIN,

Materials include:

a list of useful cycling organisations

and contact details

• cycling benefit poster series

• leaflets on how to get started

travel calculator, to work

out your carbon and

cost savings

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Just a bit of gardening!

In March the Halewood Automotive

In-Plant team, in conjunction with

the Jaguar Landrover team on

site, helped create a garden at

Summerhill Primary School, Magull.

This was as part of their ongoing

drive to give back to the community.

Taking part were Ian Bibby, Martin

Oxley, Paul Getty, Gary McGee,

Steve Gogherty, John Thompson,

Martin Rudd, James O’Halloran,

Shaun Rotherham, Alan Barton,

John Hopwood, John Richards.

Well done guys – great job!

Tinsley 5 – Stretton 1

Ok – so when the editor received

this article for Our World

– no surprise it came via the

Tradeteam Tinsley depot, rather

than Stretton – have anything to

do with the score folks?

However, away from the football, you can’t

take away from the huge sum of money that

was raised for charity from a sweepstake,

raffle and a through bar sales (you serious

sport stars had a drink or two!). A great

match, a great night and around £1000

raised. Well done to all those who took part!

Tradeteam renovate Riding School

for the disabled in just one day

High Hopes Riding School was set up 4 years ago to provide horse riding lessons,

horse care and knowledge to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.

They aim to offer fun, whilst

teaching their riders to be

comfortable around horses;

building their confidence and

promoting independence. Many

of the special needs riders

are entered into national and

international competitions

including the Special Olympics.

18 colleagues from Tinsley and

12 partners and children all

came to help to muck out and

clean stables and paint walls.

Painting sounds a better option,

but this involved raking back the

floor and levelling it off later - at

20m 2 this was a big job!

A really great day was had by

all and none of it could have

been achieved without the

donations received from our

contractors and horse specialists,

all obtained by the sheer cheek

of Jenny Hellewell, Lorraine

Hargate and Steve Withers.

A special thanks to all those

who attended: Stuart &

Sharon Parker, Jenny &

Andy Hellewell, Lorraine

Hargate & John Holmes,

Steve, Jordan & Antonia

Withers, Kelly Mullen,

Janet & Orla Strandqvist,

Lisa Gbel, Sean Fey,

Mal Moule, Jim Hawksworth,

Wayne, Beccy & Cerri

Goodinson, Mick & Liam

Harrison, Janet Millington,

Dave & Izzy Oxley, Alana

Bradbury, Gary Norris and

the helpers from Handsworth

Junior Sporting Club.

Delivering peace

As part of their CSR focus for 2009, DHL Supply Chain’s

specialist fashion team Trainee Management Academy

is supporting Peace One Day with the planning and

distribution of their Citizenship Resource Pack, which

will be delivered to all secondary schools across the UK.

The Trainee Managers are hosting

various fundraising events to

support the distribution of the

DVDs and are working alongside

various parts of the business

including DHL Express & Williams

Lea to ensure the distribution to

over 6,000 schools is a success.

The free copies of The Day After

Peace School Edition DVD, supports

the 19 student-centred lesson

plan, which aims to advance active

learning in the areas of conflict

resolution, global citizenship,

human rights and the link between

sustainability and peace, inspiring

a generation to become the driving

force behind the vision of a united

and sustainable world.

In 1999, Jeremy Gilley founded

Peace One Day, a non-profit

organisation. In 2001 Peace One

Day’s efforts were rewarded when

the member states of the United

Nations unanimously adopted

the first ever annual day of global

ceasefire and non-violence –

Peace Day, 21 September.

For further details please contact

Tanya Cotter,

or log onto

Andy Thurgood and

Adam Scholes 5 a-side

football tournament.


Ilse Sennema and

Alexander Perry

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Focus on Food Retail

In this edition of Our World we are focusing on the Food Retail

division, with an active community liaison team led by Dean Wyatt.

Dean will tell you more.....

Corporate Social Responsibility

Community Liaison Officer,

David White, made contact

with Haydon Wick Parish

Council (which is close to the

Morrisons store in Swindon) to

ask them whether they could

identify any suitable people

and those interested were

sent invitations.

The Parish Council provided

transport to bring the group

on site and they arrived at

1.45pm. Colleen Hickey

(Health and Safety Manager)

gave a short health and safety

brief and issued them all with

hi–viz vests.

“About 12 months ago I picked up the

responsibility for community involvement

within Food Retail and, with the help

of Jenny Hesketh, HR Projects Manager,

set up a steering group with a

representative from each of our accounts

- Sainsburys, Morrisons, Boots, Iceland,

JD Weatherspoon, Nisa Today’s and BP.

That team became our Community Liaison

Officers, who work extremely hard, with

the site teams, to promote community

involvement in their sites. We now hold

bi monthly meetings to focus on

fundraising and community involvement,

along with sharing experiences.

Swindon Morrisons

On 11 March 2009, a group of Old Age Pensioners, from

the local community, were invited to the Swindon Morrisons

RDC for a short tour of the site and for afternoon tea.

A brief talk to the group

who visited Swindon

Morrisons RDC.

“Hello, I’m Dean Wyatt, Business Unit Director and

Head of Business Development for Food Retail.

Kenny Anderson (Warehouse

Manager) spoke to them about

how long the warehouse has

been in operation, the stores

that we service and facts

and figures about the

number of stock movements.

We then took the group

into the warehouse to see

it in operation.

They were amazed at just how

large the warehouse was and

impressed by the reach truck

demonstration, especially when

it brought a pallet down from

the very top of the racking.

We walked all the way up

“Food Retail sites have participated in all

sorts of fundraising events, raising over

£100,000; have trained thousands of

children through the Trucks & Child

Safety programme and lots of individuals

at our sites volunteer their time

to support local charities.

“Thanks everyone for all their

hard work and effort over the last

12 months, and I really do believe

that we are making a difference

both on site and in our local

communities – well done and have

a look on these pages as to what

we’ve been up to recently!”

the warehouse and explained

to them how the products

reached their Morrisons

store in Haydon Wick.

We accompanied the group

upstairs for tea and cakes

and to give them an

opportunity to ask more

questions about the operation

and for a general chat.

The group really enjoyed their

afternoon on our site and

have suggested that a group

of staff may like to visit their

community group to give

a talk about working here.



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The Morrisons depot at Droitwich

are very busy with a range of

activities to get involved in their

local community in 2009.

Over the May Day Bank holiday

weekend, they ran a weekend of

fun based around the history of

transport, with a huge number

of transport based groups will be

showing cars, bikes, lorries in all

different classes and lots of other

fun and games

They also have plans in 2009 to –

Bag pack at 4 local different

Morrison’s stores

Hold football competitions

for adults and for children

• Hold a cricket competition

• and much more!

All monies raised will be divided

between ‘Magges’, a drop in centre

What a


The team raised £861.00 for Comic Relief

at the Sainsbury DC at Langlands Park.

This was a fantastic achievement and

the senior team would like to thank all

colleagues who helped raise this money,

with a special thanks to Robyn

O’Donnell who raised £570.00 for

holding a sponsored silence.

Thank You also to Garry Stewart,

who organised a pool competition

and Kenny McKinnon

Terry Frew and

Caroline Ritchie

for selling red

noses and

raffle tickets.

for the homeless and ‘Challengers’,

a small group for adults with

learning difficulties.

But the main focus is the Mercians.

The site is ‘adopting’ 30 squaddies

from AVA Platoon, who are part

of the Mercian’s. They decided to

support their local regiment who

are now deployed in Afghanistan.

They are writing, e-mailing and

sending out shoe boxes full of

goodies to show the Platoon

that they are supported whilst in

action. They are mainly all locals

to Worcester and are led by a

sergeant who lives within 15 miles

of the depot.

Sounds like a busy year in Droitwich!





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DHL Boots delivers for

New College Worcester

Helen Dent, General Manager at DHL Boots Worcester, set the site team the challenge

of raising £5,000, to help seven blind and partially sighted students from New College

Worcester undertake a trip of a life time to Nepal over the 2009 Easter Break.

Richard said: “It wasn’t actually too

difficult. Despite all the miserable

economic news we keep hearing, people

were still generous. I think they see what

a valuable service Leukaemia CARE gives

the patients and their families.”

The fun run, which began at Worcester

City’s football ground on Sunday,

December 7, attracted more than

400 children, adults and even dogs,

all dressed up in traditional Father

Christmas clothes, who walked,

jogged, ran or strolled the

sixth annual Santathon.

Once again the team has stepped up to

the challenge, and raised £4,7 55 from

car boot sales, match day car parking

at Worcester Warriors home games,

collecting old mobile phones, and

donations from DHL Foundation

Match It Programme.

The students flew to Nepal then onto

Kathmandu to do some sightseeing,

visiting both Hindu and Buddhist

temples. They spent five days trekking

through the foothills of the Annapurna

In total, the event raised £21,000.

Gemma Harris, marketing officer,

said: “Fund-raisers such as Richard

are great because they show how

easily it can be done.

“Many people are thinking about

charities like the recent Red Nose Day,

so I’m asking you to cast your mind

back to December; it’s still not too

late to make a donation

to the charity.”

sanctuary, in the Himalayas. After the

trek they were driven to the Chitwan

National Park on the border with India

which is considered one of the finest

wildlife reserves in Asia.

The whole experience for the students

has enhanced their confidence, built

on their life skills and enabled them

to travel by air, bus and elephant,

see, hear and smell a different world,

which is something they may never

be able to do again.

Richard Lewis, shift manager at Boots Worcester, has been named as Leukaemia CARE’s

best charity fund-raiser after he made a sackful of cash for the Worcester-based national

charity. Richard raised £1,166, including match funding through the DHL UK Foundation.

Santathon organisers are asking people

to remember Leukaemia CARE again this

year as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Leukaemia CARE provides care and

support to patients, their families and

carers during the difficult journey

through the diagnosis and treatment

of leukaemia, lymphoma or an allied

blood disorder.

For more information,



goes back

to School

Following a successful TAC’s

demonstration in Sept 2008,

Mr Murphy, Headmaster of Perdiswell

Primary School Worcester asked if it

were possible for the older pupils to

attend the Boots Worcester DC to

find out more about logistics and

how stock gets to stores.

Following risk assessments by both the school

and site, 60 pupils aged between 7 and 11

visited the site on Friday 27th March.

During the visit the students learnt about manual

handling techniques, and the risks involved in

getting it wrong, saw demonstrations of how

the various pieces of MHE work and the jobs

they do and had a full site tour followed by

numerous questions.

Having seen the operation in action the students

were given the opportunity to get involved

in various activities, including stock counting,

assembly, product checking and even managing

their own teams.

Many thanks to Kevin Evans and Quentin Clarke

for planning the event, and to Steve George and

Nicki Faulkes who helped on the day.

This is the first time Shirepark has opened its

doors to the local school population and having

seen how much the students enjoyed it, it will

not be the last.


Robert Powell is on his way to have tea

with Her Majesty the Queen and Prince

Phillip at Buckingham Palace.

Over the past 10 years, he has sent over

£16 Million worth of school equipment,

medical supplies and also ambulances

to villages in The Gambia. He has

also done lots of work for the Royal

Commonwealth Ex-Services League.

Amazing work Robert, well done!





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Across the country elite racing bikes are being polished,

rusty bone-shakers are being oiled and muddy mountain

bikes are being hosed down, all in aid of LifeCycle

(8-20th June). A fortnight of cycle-themed events aim

to raise £50,000 for DPWN’s international partner, UNICEF.

With 20 million bicycles in the UK alone, you should be

able to beg, steal or borrow a bike and get on two

wheels to take part in two weeks of fun.

The coast to coast tour, is the headline

event. Though its route covers 250

miles, it won’t be all in one stretch.

The course route is split into legs

spread over the fortnight and will

take in as many DHL sites as possible

along the way. If this sounds a little

ambitious for you, then there are

family days linked to cycling, with a

strong focus on healthy living and an

even bigger emphasis on enjoyment.

These two-wheeled carnivals will

include the whole community, as

well as customers and families.

Gym bike rides, colouring

competitions and a host of other

sponsored wheel-themed events,

means there is something for

everyone over the fortnight.

Sites that aren’t able to hold fun

days are being challenged to fund

raise in whatever way they want –


a pack, full of ideas is now available.

And for the really keen and super

fit, places in the London to Paris and

London to Brighton bike rides have

been secured to give a high profile

opportunity to bring in some

serious cash.

UNICEF is DHL’s long term charity

partner and DHL LifeCycle will help

the UK support their work in reducing

child mortality in developing countries.

Every year around 2.1 million Indian

children die, mostly because of poor

nutrition and preventable diseases.

So, it is time to set the

wheels in motion.

For your copy of the fundraising

pack, to find out more details

or to register your event now,

please email

Coast to Coast

At the heart of DHL LifeCycle is a 250 mile, coast to coast tour, taking

in many DHL sites along the route. The distance from Liverpool and

Colchester is split over nine stages of approximately 30 miles each.

The number of cyclists per stage is strictly limited,

so please register as soon as you can to avoid being

left behind. You need to commit to raising at least

£50, but with your enthusiasm and ingenuity, that

should be no problem.

To register just follow the link from either COIN or

the DHL UK Foundation web site or type this into

your browser:



Monday 8th June

Liverpool - Northwich

Tuesday 9th June

Northwich to Stoke on Trent

Wednesday 10th June

Stoke on Trent - Lichfield

Thursday 11th June

Lichfield- Coalville

Friday 12th June

Coalville - Market Harborough

Monday 15th June

Market Harborough- Milton Keynes

Tuesday 16th June

Milton Keynes- Harpenden

Wednesday 17th June

Harpenden - Bishops Stortford

Thursday 18th June

Bishops Stortford - Colchester

You can create your own fundraising link

at so your friends

and colleagues can sponsor you.

Fun and laughter days

Sites across the country are preparing family-fun and cycle-themed

activity days to coincide with DHL LifeCycle.

Andy Rose, transport manager, House of

Fraser in Milton Keynes is already planning

their fun day. “I’ve been cycling for as

long as I can remember, so the moment

I heard about DHL LifeCycle I wanted

to be part of it. The fun day should

be a great introduction to the joys of

cycling, as well as raising lots of money.

You never know we might inspire

the next Chris Hoy or just encourage

people to get out on their bike a bit

more. I hope all sites will get involved

on two-wheels or on foot.” Milton

Keynes benefits from redways, paths

around the town for pedestrians

and cyclists, so on the 20th June,

a bike around all DHL sites in the

town, followed by a barbeque in

a local country park, will form a

fitting finale to the fortnight.

The Comet contract is Skelmersdale is

also deep into their plan, while Argos

sites are hoping to have a static bike in

each reception, challenging employees and



If you are a DHL employee and ride for fun then

you can enjoy the benefits of British Cycling’s

Recreational Membership for just £18 per year.

Full details and conditions of this exclusive offer

can be found on the COIN LifeCycle page or

by emailing

visitors alike to cycle the equivalent of the

distance between all sites, which will be

plotted on a giant map.

DHL Express sites in Orbital Park and

East Midlands are getting in on the act,

with Family Fun days planned.

It’s not too late to get involved –

just contact Jaclyn Homer

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UNICEF is DHL’s long term charity partner and DHL

LifeCycle will help the UK support their work in reducing

child mortality in developing countries. Every year around

2.1 million Indian children die, mostly because of poor

nutrition and preventable diseases.

Nandurbar District can be found in

the west of India, in Maharashtra.

12% of its 1.3 million population,

is made up of children under

the age of six. It is hot and dry,

and temperatures soar to 40°C

during the peak of summer. Over

half of children under three are

malnourished and the mortality

rate for under fives is 75 per 1,000

live births - compared to a rate in

the UK of 5 per 1,000.

In a three year programme UNICEF

is working with local Indian

government to improve child

survival by initiating community-led

health plans, tracking the health of

all 0 to 3 year olds and establishing

information centres to act as

hubs for knowledge and support.

Existing health workers and nurses

will receive improved training

to help with immunisation and

supplemental feeding programmes.

There will be all the fun of the fair, along with the WattBike

tour, market stalls, sponsors and a film review of the

LifeCycle highlights and the drawing of the LifeCycle raffle.

Tickets cost £12 and are available by emailing or

Did you know?

Let’s celebrate!

Get your golden ticket for place at the

celebratory lunch to mark the success

of the first DHL LifeCycle, on Friday 19th

June, at the Barceló hotel, Daventry.

LifeCycle raffle

Life can be a gamble, but with LifeCycle it’s a

bit of a raffle. There are some fantastic prizes

on offer in the national fundraising raffle.

Tickets are £2 each and available from Liz Noble (

or Heike Chapman ( or you could volunteer

to sell them at your site.

Though new prizes are being added all the time, so far there is a two night

stay at De Vere Bolton Woods with all meals and full use fo the leisure

facilities included, a family set of mountain bikes, champagne hamper,

experience days and much more. The draw will take place at the celebration

lunch on Friday 19th June at the Barceló Hotel, Daventry.

£1 can provide 33 packets of

Oral Rehydration Therapy to

treat severe dehydration and

diarrhoea, a leading cause of

death among young children.

£10 can immunize a child for

life against the six major

childhood diseases.

“If we are serious about improving

child survival and reducing

maternal mortality, we must

give youth and their families

the tools that will enable

them to lead healthy lives,”

said UNICEF Representative

in India, Karin Hulshof.

“This grant from DHL will

allow UNICEF and its partners

to address the most pressing

needs of children in this district.”

How to get involved

If you are inspired to

wipe down your saddle,

oil your chain and

get back on your bike,

there’s a comprehensive

fundraising pack available

to crank up your efforts.

Packed with ideas,

resources and all you

need to get

involved, the

LifeCycle pack

has already been sent

to every DHL site in

the UK. You can also

download your own copy

off COIN or the DHL UK

Foundation web site.

A Justgiving page is

available for a fun and

easy way to collect money

and sponsorship and it

can be found at:





DHL UK Foundation


DHL in the Community

DHL Life Cycle


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Which bike? Wattbike

The result of over seven year’s development,

Wattbike is a user friendly exercise bike that

feels as close to real cycling as you can get.

And now the DHL WattBike Tour

concept is coming to a site near

you. The tour will be launched at

the BikeRadar Live event (30-31 May,

Donnington, which expects 15,000

visitors over a weekend) and then

travel to ten DHL centres. A DHL

branded truck, acts as a main event

stage, and contains six WattBike

exercise bikes. These bikes give the

kind of feedback and measurements

used by the world’s elite cyclists, such

as power, speed, pedalling efficiency,

so are perfect for

cycle challenges.

We aim to create a leader board

over the two-week period and

encourage members of the public,

local schools and DHL employees

to have a go regardless of fitness

levels. Participants pay £1 to take

part and record a time, which can

be compared to times of Olympic

cyclists, downhill mountain bikers

and celebrities, who will also be

using the machines. There’ll be

some top prizes on offer to

entice you to have a go and

raise money for LifeCycle.

DHL LifeCycle colouring competition

Colour in the DHL LifeCycle and you could win a £30 Argos voucher.

Our easy to enter competition is completely free.


The competition is open to relatives or friends of DHL colleagues. Entries must be on the official entry form and sent to Jaclyn Homer by

17th June 2009. All entries received after this date will be excluded from the competition. Winners will be announced by judge’s at the

Barceló Hotel, Daventry on the 19th June. The judges’ decision is final.

To enter, send the coloured

drawing with the details

below attached BEFORE the

17th June 2009. Entries should

be sent to Jaclyn Homer,

Heartlands Business Park,

Newnham Drive, Daventry,

NN11 8YG.

The winner will be judged

at the celebration event

on June 19th.

Personal Details

First name:

Family name:



Telephone number:



Entry category:

0-5 6-11 11-16

Adult signiture required:

Print Name:


Editors’ contacts

DHL UK Foundation


Helen Parker

DHL UK Foundation


Nicky Donovan

Sustainability Manager

Laura Bolton

Sustainability Programmes

Manager Amanda Chamberlain


Ian Noakes


Carol Burrage


Dave Givelin


Wendy Walton

NHS Supply Chain

Sarah Ripley

Marks & Spencer

Danny Ridler

Department Stores & Fashion

Vanessa Crispin

R&C Central Functions

Claire Davies


Toni Clayton

Home & Specialist Retail

Jackie Kay

Home Delivery

Angela Taylor


Jenny Hesketh

Consumer & Consumer Network

Natalie Wood

Community Editor

Liz Noble

Environment Editor

Amanda Chamberlain

Foundation Editor

Liz Chaderton

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