Business & Innovation- December 31, 2022
One last look: Goodbye 2022
As we embark on another new year, we wanted to look back on the exciting and turbulent year, not only in the food delivery industry but in the world as a whole.
The last few years have come with many challenges but also with opportunities to grow and innovate. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the highlights of the past year that have become the foundation on which we will build the year to come.
Continuation of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board
A cornerstone of Delivery Hero’s company culture is fostering a community of inclusion. Delivery Hero is aware that the journey to full equality is a long one and is committed to continuing to implement changes that have a long-lasting impact for a more fair and equal workplace. In order to continue its dedication to Diversity and Inclusion, last year Delivery Hero launched the first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board. As an integral part of our company culture, the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board (DAB) will advise Delivery Hero in creating an inclusive workplace that welcomes individuals irrespective of their background, culture, or identity. The DAB will go into its second year in 2023, and will continue to make a difference throughout the company
The UN Global Compact
This year Delivery Hero joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative (“UNGC”), in line with its intention to build a company that future generations can be proud of. The UNGC is a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices. In becoming a participant, Delivery Hero proudly joins more than 15,000 companies and 3,800 non-business entities, based in over 160 countries worldwide, that actively commit to taking responsibility for their environmental and social impact. With the decision to join the UNGC, Delivery Hero is committing to uphold the UNGC principles, and contribute to the development of a more sustainable environment through its CSR & Sustainability initiatives, including its existing sustainable packaging program and global food donation scheme. This participation is driven by one of the company’s core values: “we always aim higher” as Delivery Hero continues its commitment to its sustainable and ethical practices
Glovo joins Delivery Hero
This year Delivery Hero has become the majority shareholder of Glovo and will hold approximately 94% of shares on a non-diluted basis in the leading multi-category delivery platform. The Spanish quick-commerce start-up was founded in Barcelona, Spain in 2015 and has gone on to become a leading player in the industry. Glovo’s strong presence in Southern Europe and EEMEA complements Delivery Hero’s global footprint, bringing the total number of countries up to 74 and serving up to 2.2 billion people across four continents. The strategic partnership resulting from this transaction will allow both companies to leverage each other’s technological and operational expertise.