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Corporate Social Responsibility

Trainees experience charitable work

DB Schenker is aware of its economic, ecological and social responsibility and we are actively involved in several global projects. We consider it our duty to keep our responsibility as a logistics provider in the forefront of our minds.

During the qualification week at the beginning of October, all trainees of the international trainee program “Talents@DB Schenker” visited the multi-generation house in Essen-Frohnhausen, Germany and supported the social project by active field work.

This included renovating the kindergarden and experiencing common yard work. The multi-generation house “St. Anna” is an initiative to support and connect the neighborhood and to promote the exchange between generations.

The euroTRAIL trainees of DB Schenker Rail’s pan-European trainee program also organize a “Charity Day” during the last six months of their 18-months-programm. In small groups they organize a charity project by themselves and can thus demonstrate their dedication and project management skills, which they have acquired during their second qualification week.

In 2014 euroTRAIL, trainees of the “Vintage 2012” developed various ideas including social as well as ecological aspects. Europe-wide activities ranged from practical support in children’s homes to support of a reforestation program or collecting rubbish.

Qualification weeks and social responsibility are an essential part of the trainee programs, besides the stations in various departments. All trainees participate in qualification weeks which aim to strengthen their social skills as well as cross-functional business know-how and cultural awareness.

Target of the “Social Day” and the “Charity Day” is to raise the trainees’ awareness for social engagement and teambuilding processes.

Last modified: 18.07.2016

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