DP WORLD, UAE REGION MARKS YEAR OF ZAYED WITH RAMADAN COMMUNITY INITIATIVES
Over 3,300 Iftar meals provided to DP World employees and Jafza-based companies each day
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 05 June 2018:- In commemoration of the Holy Month of Ramadan and the Year of Zayed, the region’s leading trade enabler, DP World, UAE Region has launched a series of Ramadan initiatives that celebrate the season’s spirit of giving and Emirati cultural values. The programme includes donating to those in need, visiting elderly people and supporting DP World, UAE Region employees.
Over 3,300 Iftar meals are being distributed every day, a total of over 100,000 meals during Ramadan to DP World, UAE Region employees living in staff accommodation and workers of Jebel Ali Free Zone companies in collaboration with Emirates Red Crescent and Jafza customers. A team of volunteers are ensuring supplies such as water, dates and other foodstuffs are provided for workers breaking their fast after a day’s work at the Free Zone gates.
As part of the Saheem Initiative, organised with the Dubai-based Royati Family Society, and backed by Emirates Red Crescent, DP World employees also donated 200 gift hampers each containing 15 kilograms of food items and other living essentials. In partnership with the Community Development Authority, senior executives from DP World, UAE Region visited elderly people at the Thuker Club to celebrate Iftar.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, said: “We have always supported the social and cultural norms of the Emirati people. Our success is built on the extensive support we have received from our leadership and the community and we are delighted to help those in need with our initiatives during the Holy Month of Ramadan. We hope that this will encourage others to come forward with initiatives that contribute to society.”
Engaging with the community is a major pillar of DP World’s Our World Our Future sustainability programme. Company employees are involved in a range of volunteering programmes in communities across its network in over 40 countries.
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DP World 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 78 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 36,000 employees from 103 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 2017, DP World handled around 70.1 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 84.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.
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