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13/12/2018 11:07

DP World Limassol holds 2nd global volunteer week in Cyprus

DP World Limassol carried out its Global Volunteer Week initiative for the second consecutive year in Cyprus.

DP World Limassol employees implemented a series of actions that focused on the environment, education and health. The initiative is part of DP World’s Global Volunteer Week global programme during which all DP World employees around the world contribute to the communities in which the Group operates through volunteering in social and environmental activities.

Aligned with the UN International Day of Volunteering (5 December), the Global Volunteer Week took place from 2 – 7 December 2018. During the week, employees of DP World Limassol helped clean Malindi Beach in partnership with the Cyprus Maritime Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA) and Pyrgos Community Council while encouraging local communities to join in.

Aiming to increase the understanding and prevention of plastic marine pollution, DP World Limassol organised a video documentary screening about ocean pollution at the New Passenger Terminal. The documentary was titled “Sea Our Future - Less Plastic, More Oceans” and the event was held in collaboration with the other operator of Limassol port, Eurogate Container Terminal Ltd Limassol, the non-governmental organisation AKTI Project and Research Centre, and CYMEPA.

In addition, Limassol Hospital’s Blood Bank in its constant struggle to meet the needs of the community, DP World Limassol in partnership with P&O Maritime Cyprus held a blood donation drive in the premises of the New Passenger Terminal, during which 16 employeesoffered valuable blood supplies.

DP World Limassol’s Communications Officer Doros Aresti stated:“DP World’s involvement in local communities makes an important contribution to our success. We align our support to charitable organisations linked to health, environment and education, and we favour establishing long-term partnerships where we have an opportunity to make a real difference”.

DP World launched the Global Volunteer Week initiative in 2014 aiming at benefiting local communities, empowering relationships and promoting sustainability. In 2017 alone, 1,309 DP World volunteers took part in Global Volunteer Week, amassing 5,028 volunteer hours that benefited 5,907 people while supporting the work of 56 organisations in projects covering social welfare, health, education, environment and emergency relief. 

About DP World:

DP World[1] 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 77 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 37,000 employees from 110 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 2015, DP World handled 61.7 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 79.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100million 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.

Global Volunteer Week

Global Volunteer Week is part of DP World’s approach to working in a sustainable and responsible way, which we believe is essential to building a strong business for our customers, our people and society. Global Volunteer Week is a prime initiative within Our World, Our Future: our global programme to bring sustainability into every aspect of our work. We are committed to building a vibrant, secure and resilient society through strategic investment in the issues that affect our people and our industry.

This is DP World’s fourth Global Volunteer Week, and we will be demonstrating our commitment to employee volunteering and supporting our local societies across six continents. Our skilled and experienced people have the expertise and knowledge to help communities across the world. With so many of our people volunteering across six continents, we’re supporting local organisations, schools and charities and building a volunteer culture within our business.

Global Volunteer Week is an opportunity to extend our commitment across our portfolio of business units around the world and to encourage colleagues to continue to build their activities with local community groups and schools.


[1]As of April 2017