DHL: 20 Years of Delivering a Lifesaving Partnership

Tuesday, 24 October 2023

Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) and DHL Express are proud to celebrate their remarkable 20-year partnership dedicated to delivering safer beaches along Aotearoa’s coastlines.

Since the organisations joined forces in 2003, SLSNZ surf lifeguards have spent over 4 million hours on patrol, they’ve saved more than 25,000 people, and provided immediate medical assistance to 36,000 more.

During this time, DHL has been a champion of SLSNZ, providing vital support to aid the charity in its tireless mission to keep the number of drownings between the red and yellow flags at zero.   

Steve Fisher, SLSNZ CEO, said, “Our partnership with DHL Express has been instrumental in our mission to help keep beachgoers safe while enjoying New Zealand's stunning beaches.

“Together, we have made a profound impact on water safety and have been there for countless individuals when they needed us the most. We look forward to continuing this important work together in the years to come.”

Mark Foy, Managing Director DHL Express New Zealand & Pacific Islands, added, "DHL Express has been honoured to partner with SLSNZ over the past two decades in their incredible efforts to keep beachgoers safe. 

“Our partnership is not just about logistics; it's about saving lives. We are immensely proud to have played a role in supporting these remarkable surf lifeguards.”

As DHL Express and SLSNZ commemorate their 20-year journey, they remain committed to their shared vision of delivering safer beaches for everyone and look forward to continuing to provide a valuable and necessary service in the future.