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DHL challenges smart minds to develop innovative circular economy solutions

DHL has launched the “Fair and Responsible Challenge” requiring visionaries to come up with a concept design creating sustainable logistics solutions for the world of tomorrow. Original ideas and practical solutions that address and solve environmental and social challenges with new and innovative logistics-based business models are sought. Concepts could be connected to using logistics to facilitate the circular economy or using global transportation networks to provide fair trade and production. The idea can be anything from a new product, a service solution to a packaging concept, as long as it generates value for the society, environment and businesses.

“We are convinced that doing well comes from doing good.” DHL’s chief commercial officer Bill Meahl said. “The challenge is to give fairness and responsibility a business-oriented approach. Our concept is that companies should focus on creating shared value, turning social and environmental challenges into sustainable, fair and potentially profitable business models. The ‘Fair and Responsible Challenge’ aims to find new and innovative ideas to advance this vision.”

Ideas considered for the “Fair and Responsible Challenge” competition can range from innovative packaging to an entire service solution. All entries must be submitted as a written document and video by 28 September 2016. 

Further information available here.



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