Our World, Our Future
As a global logistics leader, DP World enables smarter trade to create a better future for everyone. DP World’s ‘Our World, Our Future’ sustainability strategy guides our approach. It helps us to work in a responsible way that prioritises sustainability and impact on the people, communities and environment in which we operate.
Global trade has been an enormous force for good in recent decades. But it’s increasingly clear that this growth is not without consequence – from the scale of energy required to make, move and use goods to the resource intensity of logistics and the challenges economic growth can bring. As a leading enabler of global trade, we believe we have the tools, ingenuity and drive to lead a revolution in logistics.
We do this by using new smart technologies to make our operations more sustainable. In doing so, we cut energy and resource use, and create a fairer and more connected planet. The ‘Our World, Our Future’ strategy is designed to deliver responsible operations. At the same time, it prepares us for a radical shift in how business in general, and logistics in particular, respond to the great challenges of climate change, education and social inequality.
Sustainable Development Goals
DP World’s ‘Our World, Our Future’ strategy is split into two components which align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The first, ‘Our World’, focuses on the efforts we are making today to operate as a responsible business across seven priority areas. It is delivered through ambitious commitments, to be achieved by 2030. The second part of the strategy, ‘Our Future’, looks at the lasting legacy we will leave on our industry and society. It focuses on three areas where we can make a positive difference for future generations: Education, Women and Oceans. We have set out a series of pledges to be delivered by 2030.
To deliver our strategy we are working with leading organisations, partners, individuals and institutions. In 2019, we were pleased to join the UN Global Compact. We also committed to platforms at the World Economic Forum to drive collaborative steps for growth and development. And we created new initiatives with our existing partners Blue Marine Foundation, Logistics Emergency Team and IMPACT2030.
The Impact of Trade: DP World Berbera
In 2016, we won a 30-year concession for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Berbera, Republic of Somaliland. With investment of up to $442 million, the initial phase kicked off in 2018, building a 400m quay, 250,000 m2 yard extension, and a free zone.
The Impact on Society: DP World Berbera
We’re working with authorities and locals to improve life in Berbera. Our community investment has helped 23,000 people get access to clean water, out of which 8,000 gained access to piped supply. Furthermore, we contributed $600,000 to local schools, benefiting 2000+ students.