DP World’s Global Education Programme wins 3rd International Sustainability Award

DUBAI — DP World’s Global Education Programme has won Gold for Best Evaluation at the UK’s Corporate Engagement Awards, recognising the global trade enabler’s measurement of the initiative to ensure maximum impact.

Launched in 2016, the programme involves employees delivering lessons in local schools across its network around the world to boost the skills, aspirations and confidence of young people by teaching them about trade, logistics and the maritime sector and related career opportunities.

The award highlights the successful evaluation and analysis of the programme, which includes tailored monitoring and an evaluation dashboard developed by DP World and EdComs, the UK’s leading marketing and communications agency specialising in education. The programme aims to reach 34,000 young people by 2020 and more than 250 employees have been involved to date, engaging over 5,500 students, across 14 countries.

Commenting on award, DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, said, “Our Global Education Programme is having genuine impact around the world and I am delighted to have our efforts recognised by this prestigious award. As a leader in global trade and logistics, we want our people and our resources to support education, and to raise awareness of trade and its crucial role in everyone’s lives.”

“Our extensive measurement and evaluation of the programme helps ensure that it is constantly meeting the needs of students, teachers and employees, and ensures that we can create lasting change, adding value in the communities where we operate,” he added.

Source: Emirates News Agency