JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 24, 2022. The world’s foremost international express provider, has been recognized again  as a Top Employer on the African continent by the Top Employer Institute.

DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) has been participating in the Top Employer certification in the last eight years.

According to the figures released for 2022, DHL now has 22 countries that have been successful in the current certification exercise.

From a period when the express provider simply had six countries under its belt in terms of offering employment opportunities, the organization’s performance in 2022 represents a great leap forward.

This is being seen in some circles as an incredible achievement for DHL Express SSA.

Even more exciting, experts say, is the fact that the business is the most certified organisation on the continent.

The 22 countries that have excelled in this year’s validation and certification include: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The Institute particularly recognized DHL’s strong performance in the areas of Values, Business Strategy, and Ethics and Integrity.

Paul Clegg, VP of Human Resources for DHL Express SSA said, “It is a great honour to have been certified as a Top Employer on the continent.

“This award is a true reflection of the investment our company makes in providing the very best working environment for our employees through our progressive People-First HR practices, which serves as the foundation for our employees to thrive and perform with purpose, to the best of their abilities, together AS ONE.”

As an independent HR certification company, the Top Employers Institute assesses organisations like DHL Express- through their global HR Best Practices Survey, which looks at people development practices across the entire HR value chain.

To be certified, organisations must successfully achieve a particular standard around their HR practices as set out by the Top Employers Institute.

“We are extremely proud that this independent research has verified our exceptional employee conditions and earned us a spot amongst the highest calibre of certified Global Top Employers,” stated Clegg.

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Its divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management.

With about 400,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 66 billion euros in 2020.

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