Release Date: 02 January 2008
Release ID: 895
DHL, the world’s leading express and logistics company, today committed its Central Asia Hub (CAH) to the Occupational Safety Charter. Committing to the Charter is a key part of the Hub’s ‘Safety and Health Week’, which will be held between 10 -14 December.
DHL is the first company in the express industry to sign the Charter. A joint initiative of the Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Council and the Labour Department, the Charter highlights DHL’s commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for employees, who are vital to the company’s success.
“At DHL, occupational safety and health has always been our utmost concerns. As an Employer of Choice, we always go the extra mile to provide a healthy and safe working environment for our employees. The signing of the Charter is a good demonstration of our commitment to uphold the goals of the Occupational Safety Charter,” said Mr. Ken Lee, General Manager, DHL Central Asia Hub.
At the Hub’s “Safety and Health Week” kickoff ceremony this morning, the Charter was signed by Mr. Ken Lee, General Manager and Ms. Cindy Lau, Operations Manager of DHL Central Asia Hub. The event was officiated by Mr. Tso Sing Hin, JP, Assistant Commissioner for Labour of Labour Department, Mr. Tang Wah Shing, Executive Director of Occupational Safety & Health Council, and Mr. Anthony Wong, Assistant General Manager – Aviation Logistics, Airport Authority Hong Kong.
DHL’s ‘Safety Week’ at the Central Asia Hub emphasizes the importance of following safe work processes and wearing personal protective equipment. The campaign will feature a series of creative activities designed to promote workplace safety, including a forklift truck competition to demonstrate safe fork lifting operations, a Safety Implementation Award to recognize employees who promote best practices, as well as a series of safety training seminars, daily stretching exercises and a safety quiz.
The high priority that DHL accords to workplace safety was recognized by the company’s recent win of the Continuous Improvement Certificate at the Hong Kong International Airport Safety Performance Awards 2006/07. This emphasis on safety will continue during 2008 – apart from ‘Safety Week’, ongoing initiatives including regular training, inspections and reviews will also be organized.
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