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DP World staff volunteer across the globe

DP World staff volunteer across the globe
DP World employees from across the globe took part in the Global Volunteer Week earlier in December over 7,000 people in local communities where the company operates.

The Global Volunteer Week took place on 6 – 12 December and saw 777 employees in 19 different countries stepping away from the port to help local communities.

In its second the week saw a 30% increase in participation and supported 42organisations involved in projects covering social welfare, education, health, emergency relief and the environment.

Volunteers included DP World group chief executive, Mohammed Sharaf, who helped to prepare meals at The Passage, London’s largest voluntary sector resource centre for homeless and vulnerable people.

“Global Volunteer Week is an incredible opportunity for our workforce and for the communities we work with. I am delighted to see a significant increase in the number of employees involved this year and I look forward to building on this throughout 2016,” said Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World.

Other initiatives around the world included decorating gifts for underprivileged children in Argentina assisting those affected by severe flooding in south eastern India, planting trees in Dubai and helping prepare meals for the homeless in Western Australia.

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