2015 CSR Report released

Corporate social responsibility makes good sense

We improved our corporate social responsibility activities in 2015 and achieved good results. The challenges encountered make us even more determined to strengthen our efforts further in 2016.

As a global organisation, it makes good sense to have clear guidelines for our business ethics, to reduce carbon emissions and to  maintain a safe working environment for our employees.

This makes particularly good sense because our customers ask for an ethical business partner with the ability to provide input for the customer's own CSR issues. 

DSV again delivered strong financial results and grew our market share in 2015. At the beginning of 2016 we further consolidated our organisation through the acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc., which makes DSV one of the very largest logistics providers in the world with a presence in more than 80 countries. 

Here is what I believe is some of the most important progress we made with CSR in 2015.

We are now following the most recent G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative, which increase transparency and improve the possibility of comparing our CSR reporting with that of other enterprises. We have also improved our CDP disclosure score (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) by 12 points based on the annual reports on our work to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

This year we provided more than 1,200 reports on carbon footprint data to customers. The carbon emissions reported to our customers correspond to more than 7% of total emissions from our activities in the year under review. That is why it makes sense to put up a new target of increased collaboration with customers on mutual initiatives intended to reduce emissions from our transport activities.

In the year under review, we did not succeed in reducing the rate of occupational accidents, but we will continue to focus on this area to minimise the risk of bodily injuries at DSV. This focus has supported a reduction of this rate by 26% since 2012.

In general we increased our efforts within the field of human resources. In 2015, DSV set up a global human resources function intended to structure the human resources activities across the DSV organisation together with the local human resources functions of our subsidiaries. By setting up this corporate function we intend to support and render visible employees' various career opportunities in our global organisation.

I look forward to the rest of 2016 in which we will continue working on current and new CSR initiatives. I feel confident that it will lead to additional progress in this field.

Jens Bjørn Andersen

Read our 2015 CSR Report