Mumbai, India, September, 2017: Global trade enabler DP World Subcontinent has won the Corporate Social Responsibility category at the Maritime Nation India Awards 2017. The ceremony was held at the CIDCO International Exhibition and Convention Centre in Navi Mumbai.
This is the second award that DP World has won this month for sustainability initiatives in India. The company was also awarded the ‘CSR Excellence of the Year award’ at The Gateway Awards 2017. The recognition was made for helping communities provide better education, healthcare facilities, career and employment opportunities.
Anil Singh, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DP World Subcontinent, said: “Our commitment to sustainability, supporting the communities where we operate is a global programme across 78 marine and inland terminals in 40 countries. I am very proud of the work we do in India in healthcare, education, skills development and the environment. It is heartening to see that these efforts have benefited hundreds of families and have become an integral part of our business.”
Kathryn Wightman-Beaven, Director, Global Sustainability, said: “We are delighted to see that the valuable work of colleagues in our Sub Continent Region is bearing fruit and also being recognised. These awards underline the dedication and hard work of our employees in delivering our global sustainability program ‘Our World, Our Future’. Sustainability is embedded into our business and our commitment is for the long term, leaving a legacy for future generations.”
About DP World:
DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.
We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.
We have a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.
Our dedicated team of over 36,500 employees from 103 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.
Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2016, DP World handled around 64 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 84.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.