Sustainability

 

DP World plays a significant role in the communities in which we operate and we strongly believe that it is our responsibility to contribute to their long term sustainability. As a world class business, integral to the supply chain of our customers, it is important that we act with integrity in the development of innovative solutions for our customers and partners, leveraging the talent of our people to contribute to a sustainable future.

We believe that working in a sustainable and responsible way is essential to building a strong business for our customers, our people and our society. Our World, Our Future is our global programme to bring sustainability into every aspect of our work.

DP World UAE Regions approach to sustainability goes beyond fulfilling a legal obligation, and is more than just a sense of corporate responsibility. It seeks to create new value for all the stakeholders. Sustainability  is seen as an essential part of  DP World culture, we work with our customers, suppliers and communities to identify business challenges and develop partnership opportunities where and when possible. 

 

Sustainability is a fundamental aspect of being a responsible business; for our customers, our people, our society and our environment. We believe doing the right thing today is the best way to thrive in the future.

 
 

To build sustainability into every aspect of our work, we are committed to:

Protecting our environment

  • Responsible use of natural resources
  • Preventing pollution
  • Taking an industry leading position on environmental policy and practice

Investing in our people

  • Actively encouraging diversity and inclusion
  • Developing talent and creating personal development opportunities for everyone
  • Listening to our employees and delivering on our employment promise
 

Ensuring the highest safety standards

  • Meeting and exceeding best safety policy and practice
  • Identifying and controlling health and safety risks
  • Supplying, providing and maintaining safe equipment

Building a vibrant, secure and resilient society

  • Building social infrastructure
  • Strategic community investment
  • Strategically partnering with organisations on issues of importance to the industry
 

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  • Protecting our environment
  • Investing in our people
  • Ensuring the highest safety standards
  • Building a vibrant, secure and resilient society

Responsible use of natural resources

  • We have accurately measured our resource consumption
  • We are actively seeking to reduce our use and monitoring our performance
  • We will innovate and invest in new technologies so we can continue to be more efficient and responsible in our resource use
 

Preventing pollution

  • We have identified potential sources of pollution
  • We are minimising our emissions
  • We will continue to eliminate sources of pollution where we can
 

Taking an industry leading position on environmental policy and practice

  • We have built dialogue with our stakeholders to anticipate change and develop long term solutions
  • We are transparent in our communication, publishing our results through our annual report and www.dpworld.com
  • We will continue to set targets for improvement and report our progress annually

Actively encouraging diversity and inclusion

  • We have created a global approach to encourage an inclusive culture, which recognises and values diversity
  • We are sharing guidelines and giving practical support to implement this approach across the business
  • We will take active steps to create a workforce which reflects diversity across our whole business
 

Developing talent and creating personal development opportunities for everyone

  • We have established our Talent Management Programme to identify and provide development opportunities across our organisation
  • We are actively identifying internal talent and working with employees to take up learning and development through channels like the DP World Institute
  • We will continue to identify and support new and existing learning interventions to ensure that all our people can develop their full potential
 

Listening to our employees and stakeholders and delivering on our promises

  • We have developed mechanisms including My World survey which offers employees and stakeholders an opportunity to express their views about the business
  • We are actively incorporating programmes and practices in response to feedback received from employees and stakeholders
  • We will continue to develop different channels to gather the feedback and views of our employees and stakeholders and use these insights to enhance our policies and practices

Meeting and exceeding best safety policy and practice

  • We have identified our legal obligations and ways to exceed these with industry leading practices
  • We are monitoring and reporting on our performance
  • We will continue to work with all stakeholders and employees to work towards our zero harm approach
 

Identifying and controlling health and safety risks

  • We have employed safety leaders to identify and control safety risks
  • We are working with our most challenged sites to improve safety standards
  • We will continue to share leading practices to establish and maintain an industry leading position on safety standards
 

Providing, supplying and maintaining safe equipment

  • We have established minimum standards and identified clear processes for replacement of equipment to meet these
  • We are setting industry standards for maintaining our equipment
  • We will continue to work with original equipment manufacturers to drive innovation and develop safer equipment

Building social infrastructure

  • We have created employment opportunities in the communities in which we operate
  • We are continually vigilant about the security of our people and assets. Our commitment to ISO 28000 is one example of our commitment to go beyond the minimum Global Security standards with the Supply Chain
  • We will develop a formal approach to assessing risk in our supply chain and developing a response
 

Strategic community investment

  • We have established programmes across the globe supporting issues of social relevance such as education, health and marine protection
  • We are working with leading benchmarking organisations to monitor and measure the impact of our community investment and report this through our annual report and www.dpworld.com
  • We will launch a global education programme in 2016 which aims to reach out to 34,000 young people (8-14yrs) by 2020 with 70% reporting a positive impact from the programme
 

Strategically partner with organisations on issues of importance to the industry

  • We have worked in partnership with industry and governments on counter-piracy
  • We are active members of the United for Wildlife taskforce looking at the serious issue of illegal wildlife transportation
  • We will develop a formal approach to stakeholder engagement to identify issues that are relevant to our industry.