23 November 2020
DP World received a bronze medal from the Corporate Responsibility Awards for "Minding My Waste" project aimed at raising third-year students' awareness of waste.
DP World Yarımca received a bronze medal in the Best Management of a Programme category of the Corporate Engagement Awards, one of the most prestigious awards of the business world, with the project “Minding My Waste”, which was realized with the cooperation of Mind Your Waste Foundation and Kocaeli Provincial Directorate of National Education. The award ceremony was held online on November 17 due to the Covid-19 measures in England.
With the “Minding My Waste” project initiated in 2018, primary school third-grade students in Körfez district, where the port is located, and then all over Kocaeli, were trained on reducing disposable products, sorting waste, recycling and processes of waste. Within the scope of the project carried out in cooperation with the Mind Your Waste Foundation and Kocaeli University, Zero the Waste Game will be made available to all children in 2021 as a digital application. When the project is completed, it will reach 29 thousand primary school third grade students in Kocaeli region.
Making a statement for the Best Project Management award, DP World Yarımca CEO Kris Adams thanked DP World Yarımca employees who voluntarily participated in the project. Adams said “With the slogan "Our World is Our Future", we develop policies for both our employees and the environment. While doing all these, our ultimate goal is to leave a beautiful world behind.”
Mind My Waste Foundation General Manager Emrah Bilge stated “The correct behavior for a clean future should be internalized at an early age. This project, which we have implemented together with DP World Yarımca, will continue to be a model with many features for the future of Turkey and the world.”