DHL Express Australia extends partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia

Gary Edstein, CEO/ Senior Vice President, DHL Express Oceania and Graham Ford AM, President, Surf Life Saving Australia renew the partnership agreement till 2021

This year marks 15 years of partnership between the organisations, to keep beaches safe

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, remains committed to deliver safer beaches, by extending its partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia for another three years, till 2021.

This year marks 15 years of continued support from DHL Express for Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA). Since 2003, DHL Express has featured prominently on the uniforms of more than 42,000 surf lifesavers each patrolling season, alongside the iconic red and yellow flags that guide beach-goers to safe swimming zones.

Gary Edstein, CEO and Senior Vice President at DHL Express Oceania said, “At DHL Express we are incredibly passionate about connecting people and improving lives – and we are proud to support Surf Life Saving Australia in doing exactly that for many years to come.”

Graham Ford AM, President, Surf Life Saving Australia said, “On behalf of Surf Life Saving Australia I would like to thank DHL Express for their ongoing commitment and enthusiasm to the movement. As an organisation, we aim to form partnerships that echo our own values and vision for the future and indeed DHL Express do this, bringing to life the shared values of speed, passion and a can do attitude.”

Since the establishment of the partnership there have been 2.2 million Surf Life Saving members, performing more than 14.4 million preventive actions and 180,000 rescues. In addition to surf lifesaving services, SLSA works to educate children and the greater community on coastal safety awareness.

“From the beginning, our partnership has been built on a strong foundation of shared core values that make our missions a success. Surf lifesavers around Australia display the four key attributes our own DHL employees uphold - passion, speed, pride in getting things right first time and a can-do spirit. This, combined with Surf Life Saving’s advocacy for cultural diversity, collaboration and empowerment make a winning formula for success,” Edstein concluded.

DHL acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.