Having operated in Vancouver for nearly a century, DP World is Western Canada’s premier container terminal operator and stevedore. They have also been a huge supporter of Mission Possible for over 20 years. As part of an international network, DP World enables global trade and works hard to ensure that their work is sustainable, community-focused and responsible.
Driven by a need to contribute back to the community that they operate in, DP World has supported Mission Possible in numerous ways over the years. Though they are one of our longest-standing Gold Partners, DP World’s involvement with the gala goes beyond financial support. Angela Kirkham, DP World’s Director of Communications & Sustainability, sits on our gala committee along with Sarah Swanson, Purchasing Manager. Sarah also assists with gathering prizes for our auction.
At Mission Possible, we’re appreciative of the various ways that DP World and their leadership team have supported our programs. According to Sarah, what drives DP World to work with our organization year after year is MP’s approach in supporting individuals through their journey. She shares, “MP provides a vital and valuable service to the community.” Having worked directly with program participants as a volunteer facilitator for the Employment Readiness Program, Sarah is grateful to have spent time meeting the people that MP supports.
In addition to their numerous roles within the gala, DP World has donated several pick-up trucks to our fleet in the past. Moreover, their CEO and General Manager, Maksim Mihic, is on our Board. They also regularly use MP Maintenance for their window cleaning and power washing needs. We're grateful that DP World helps us create opportunities for transitional work! In fact, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, DP World contracted Mission Possible associates to make over 2000 mini bags of disinfectant wipes every week. These wipes were used for sanitizing touch points efficiently and frequently when their crews were unloading container ships.
DP World’s generosity towards Mission Possible and our community allows us to continue supporting people as they build a sustainable livelihood through meaningful work. We are truly thankful for DP World, and are excited to present them as this year's Impact Partner award receipient!