Employees helping employees
Our internal relief fund We Help Each Other (WHEO) is a testament to the company’s team spirit and strong sense of solidarity. The WHEO fund draws on monetary donations from individual employees as well as larger collection drives organized at the local level across the entire Group. These funds are used to provide fast and unbureaucratic financial support to Deutsche Post DHL employees around the world who are victims of a natural disaster.
In the reporting year, a total of 240 employees in the Philippines, Mexico, Spain, the USA, Argentina and Germany received support through We Help Each Other. This includes 103 employees in Germany who were affected by the 100-year flood along the Elbe and Danube Rivers in June 2013. Following the call for donations put out by the Board of Management and employee representatives, employees responded with approximately €70,000 in donations for the flood victims alone. The Board of Management decided to match the employee contributions, doubling the amount made available to the fund. Our colleagues around the world also showed tremendous generosity and solidarity in response to the heavy storms that struck the Philippines in August and the devastating typhoon disaster in November 2013, providing support to 124 employees.