Revamped independent advisory council of sustainability experts advises Deutsche Post DHL Group on the implementation of its sustainability roadmap
The knowledge and experience of the Advisory Council members ensures that a comprehensive outside-in perspective on all sustainability issues is obtained.
Bonn - Deutsche Post DHL Group has revamped its Sustainability Advisory Council with a new group of external experts from science, politics, business and other relevant fields. The Sustainability Advisory Council advises the Group's internal Sustainability Steering Board and other functions within DPDHL Group on sustainability-related issues and thus plays a key role by providing significant support to the implementation of the Group-wide sustainability agenda. The knowledge and experience of the Advisory Council members ensures that a comprehensive outside-in perspective on all sustainability issues is obtained. In this way, the Advisory Council supports objective decision-making and evaluation of Group-wide measures to achieve the Group's goals in climate protection, to become a great company to work for all and as a highly trusted company.
"With our Sustainability Advisory Council, we have bundled tremendous knowledge and experience from internationally renowned experts covering the key focus topics in our sustainability roadmap. I firmly believe that with the critical and constructive feedback from the Council members on our sustainability-related commitments and activities, we will be able to further drive the transformation of the entire logistics industry towards a more sustainable future", says Yin Zou, Executive Vice President Corporate Development at DPDHL Group.
In March 2021, Deutsche Post DHL Group had announced that it would further increase the pace of the company's planned de-carbonization and invest a total of 7 billion euros in measures to reduce its Greenhouse Gas (CO2e) emissions by 2030 alone. As part of the renowned Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the Group has adopted specific targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Beyond the commitment to the environment, clear targets and measures have also been defined for the areas of social responsibility and governance.
Global Purchasing Environmental Sustainability Director at Dow Chemical Company and, i.a., member of the Technical Advisory Group of the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) and Advisory Council of the Smart Freight Centre
Prof. Dr. Axel Haller
Head of the Department of Financial Accounting and Auditing at the University of Regensburg and, i.a., head of the working group 'Integrated Reporting and Sustainable Management' and member of the working group 'External Corporate Accounting' of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft e.V
Dr. Barbara Hendricks
German politician of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and former Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and Head of the German Delegation to the UN Climate Change Conferences in 2014-2017
Prof. Dante Pesce
Founder and executive director of VINCULAR, the Center for Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development at the Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile and, i.a., senior strategic adviser on Business and Human Rights at the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) and member of the Stakeholder Advisory Council of amfori
Managing Director of Policy at We Mean Business Coalition and, i.a., Supervisory Board member of Smart Freight Centre and member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Urban Mobility Transitions
Prof. Jörg Rocholl, PhD
President of the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) Berlin and, i.a., vice-chair of the Economic Advisory Board of the German Federal Ministry of Finance and vice chairman of the Economic Advisory Board of Deutsche Welle
Chief Sustainability Officer at SAP SE and, i.a., chair of the Board of econsense - Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V. and part of the Sustainability Research Advisory Board of The Conference Board
Senior advisor to the Board of Lloyd Fonds AG and, i.a., Board member of DVFA, the German Society of Investment Professionals, and member of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Committee of the German Federal Government