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Why invest in DHL Group? 5 Investment Highlights:

1. Structural GDP+ Growth supported by long-term e-commerce and outsourcing trends

  • DHL Group is geared for structural GDP+ growth, driven by long-term e-commerce and outsourcing trends.
  • Strong exposure in long-term e-commerce trend through our offerings in domestic and cross-border delivery, e-fulfillment and reverse logistics.

2. Market leader in logistics with diversified portfolio

3. Strong Cash Flow and Balance Sheet

  • FY 2022 Free Cash Flow of more than €4bn.
  • Current ratings: BBB+ (Fitch) and A2 (Moody's). Credit rating target: Maintain stand-alone rating between "BBB+" and "A-" and "Baa1" and "A3" respectively.

4. Attractive shareholders returns

  • Consistent finance policy with strong commitment to regular dividend (current dividend yield of ~4% based on 2022 year-end closing share price) and dividend continuity as well as share buy-back (ongoing €3bn program until end- 2024).  

5. Strong commitment to Sustainability with ambitious targets

  • Absolute reduction to 29m tonnes CO2e by 2030 (SBTi); Net Zero by 2050.
  • 30% ESG targets integrated in short-term management remuneration.

Sustainable Investment

Environment: Clean operations for climate protection

  • Reduce emissions to <29m tonnes CO2e by 2030 (Science-based target initiatives). No offsetting included.
  • Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050.
  • 2030 targets: >30% share of sustainable fuels and 60% e-vehicles used in pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Issuance of sustainability-linked bond of €500m until 2033.

Social: Great company to work for all

  • Target 2023 of >80% Group-wide Employee Engagement approval rate in Employee Opinion Survey.
  • Increase share of women in middle and upper management to at least 30% by 2025.
  • Reduce Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate to <3.1 by 2025.

Governance: Highly trusted company

  • 30% ESG-related targets in short-term remuneration for the Board of Management.
  • 2023 target: 98% of share of valid compliance training certificates in middle and upper management and 690 (out of 900) points cyber security rating – equals top quartile in our reference group.
  • You can find the most recent remuneration report for Board of Management and Supervisory Board here.