CSR Coups de Coeur Awards - Employees
PostNL: Employees organise mayor fundraiser for Ukraine
A PostNL trucker with family in Poland wanted to organize a small-scale fundraiser for much-needed goods to aid refugees from Ukraine. Meanwhile, another colleague asked if PostNL could help with transportation for a charity organization where he volunteers. Within 24 hours, colleagues from various PostNL departments and locations set to work.
The Red Cross of Poland and Ukraine were contacted to coordinate which goods were needed and where they should go. This led to a major fund raising campaign for relief supplies and a solidarity among PostNL staff. Colleagues signed up en masse to deliver goods, help with organization, communication and collection. 27 sorting centers were set up as collection points so that the whole country had a place nearby to deliver goods. It resulted in a large number of sponsors and suppliers willing to contribute.
The success of the collection within the Parcels & Logistics Business Unit led to two more collections and convoys in which Spring, CBS and Mail contributed.
RESULTS and IMPACT
Three convoys of a total of 16 tractors/trailers full of relief supplies reached Ukraine. 429 pallets of relief supplies were collected by 75 colleagues and transported by 100 volunteer truck drivers. This could not have been done without help and donations from sponsors and suppliers (Nestle, Crisp, Picnic, Wurth, Albert Heijn, Cool Blue, Body and Fit, Alphabet) and Sponsors (Shell, Wex, Euromaster, Alphabet, DAF, vd Valk Zaltbommel, Recruitment agency’s Worktrans and Start People, Haje Restaurant).