For 150 years, we have been advancing lives by shaping how the world connects. Driving innovation, connecting communities, and shaping a sustainable future to make the world a better place. That’s what we call elevating lives. In our anniversary year, we want to push this with our company challenge to a new dimension and lead the way – be a role model – for a greater good.
Every move counts in 2022! We will refund each kilometer of our activities with 1 cent and donate it to carefully selected organizations, dedicated to charitable causes in connection with the topic of sustainability. Our employees will have the chance to accumulate a total amount of up to 1.5 million euro (corresponding to ~150 million km) during 2022 to elevate our planet.
To reach our big target of collecting 1,5 million euros, we set up quarterly challenge stages of 375,000 euros. Our active km will be counted within an App through physical and mental activities like running, walking, cycling or simply answering questions. For all kilometers accumulated, we will donate a maximum amount of 375,000 euros each quarter to support one charity organization that is linked to our overarching quarterly topics earth, water, air, and people.
The first quarter of the Leading the Way Challenge is over. Overall 53,055 motivated DB Schenker employees have downloaded the App and with this, we have reached a 69% registration rate.
In March we gained over 22 Mio kilometers and altogether we collected 30,077,442 kilometers in the first Quarter which means a donation of 300,774 euros for our NGO WeForest. Thanks to all our employees for this overwhelming success we have achieved together so far.