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Press Release: Roanoke, Texas,  04/20/2019

  • DHL Supply Chain associates presented a $11,762 donation to Texas Trees Foundation providing more than 100 trees for the area
  • DHL associates planted trees in Cannon Parkway Park on April 20

DHL, the world’s largest logistics company, and Texas Trees Foundation are working to make the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area more green. Ahead of Earth Day, nearly 100 DHL Supply Chain employees volunteered today to plant trees in support of a healthier and greener community. 

DHL Supply Chain presented a donation of $11,762 to the Texas Trees Foundation, providing 100 trees to the area. The donation was raised through employee fundraising efforts and a company match in an effort to support urban forestry and take action to help mitigate climate change.

The volunteers planted 30-gallon sized trees at Cannon Parkway Park in Roanoke, TX. The native trees, which include Chinquapin oak and Monterrey oak, were planted along the walking path providing much needed shade to the area residents who enjoy this park every day.  At the volunteer event, DHL Supply Chain employees also planted 70 smaller trees into pots which the Texas Trees Foundation will continue to care for in their nursery until the trees are large enough to plant in future volunteer projects. 

“At DHL, corporate responsibility is integral to our strategy and is driven by our core purpose of connecting people and improving lives,” said Tim Sprosty, SVP HR, DHL Supply Chain Americas. “It is important for our associates to have these opportunities to help improve and connect with the communities in which we live and work. Our volunteer efforts are also vital to creating a great work culture and environment for our associates. As one of the top employers in the country, and a leading employer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, we are proud to support this effort.”

Trees are crucial to every city’s infrastructure. Planting trees can improve air quality, save on energy costs, improve property values, reduce water pollution and lower water treatment costs as well as support local wildlife and the mental and physical health of the people living within the community.

“We are excited to partner with DHL Supply Chain on such a great project. The newly planted trees will add much needed shade to a heavily used walking trail and will continue to make the City of Roanoke a greener, cleaner, cooler place to live,” said Matt Grubisich, director of Operations. 

The DHL Supply Chain’s effort in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area is part of in addition to its 2019 tree planting activities in several metropolitan areas where it operates throughout the Americas. By the end of April, DHL Supply Chain, and its associates will have donated $50,000 to local tree planting organizations, providing nearly 9,000 trees in the region. Additional events are being planned for this fall. Besides these local efforts and as part of its goal to plant a million trees each year, Deutsche Post DHL Group will be donating 570,000 trees in the Americas region through its global partnerships.

DHL Employees around the world are encouraged to volunteer and support local charitable projects in the communities where they live and work, often with an emphasis on planting trees as part of the company’s Mission 2050: Zero Emissions strategy. Globally in 2018, nearly 123,000 DHL employees gave more than 374,000 hours of their time to more than 3,345 social projects across the globe. For more information on Deutsche Post DHL Group’s initiatives see the recently released 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report