Last night UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that Peter Bakker, CEO of global transport giant TNT, is to be a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger (see previous post).
"As a business leader and CEO at TNT, Peter Bakker has been a tireless campaigner for the world’s hungry. He has set a gold standard that others have followed, demonstrating the transformational power of partnerships between the private sector and the humanitarian world," said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran today. Read statement
Here’s a quick look at some of the ways TNT has supported WFP’s fight against hunger.
1) TNT has been a WFP private sector partner since 2003. Since then TNT has given $83 million in support to WFP, including cash, in-kind contributions such as air lifts, staff deployed to the field, advocacy and support at major events like Davos.
2) TNT’s employees around the world have raised $22 million for school feeding all on their own steam, in hundreds of creative ways – through sponsored events such as “Walk the World”, bake sales, producing a cookbook and sponsored fun-runs.
3) The company has deployed 12 airplanes to delivery emergency food in Haiti, Pakistan and Philippines, and 67 TNT staff have been trained to perform highly-qualified tasks within the Logistics Emergency Team.
(Photo copyright: WFP/Rein Skullerud)