DHL proves that quick document delivery can be green with new carbon neutral feature

by Press Release on 2013-02-05

- Carbon neutral GOGREEN shipping for documents available for account customers in 110 countries
- Carbon emissions on individual shipments to be offset through investment in climate protection projects

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DHL Express, the world leader in international express delivery, has introduced the GOGREEN carbon neutral feature to its DHL Express Envelope shipping option, allowing customers to further reduce the environmental impact of their shipping activities. DHL Express Envelope ensures the door-to-door delivery of urgent non-dutiable shipments weighing up to 300 grams by the end of the next possible business day, in recyclable, environmentally friendly packaging. It is the optimal delivery choice for account customers shipping lightweight documents internationally.

With the new feature, customers using DHL Express Envelope will now benefit from a reduced carbon footprint within their supply chain. DHL calculates the CO2 emissions associated with the handling and transport of every individual shipment, and will offset the carbon impact of these emissions through investments in recognized climate protection projects. The calculation and offsetting process for GOGREEN is verified annually based on the ISO14064 standard, by Société Générale de Surveillance, an independent audit company. The enhanced service is available for customers of DHL in 110 countries across all continents.

“By offering carbon neutral shipping as a free of charge feature for all DHL Express Envelope shipments, we are building once again on DHL’s industry leadership in environmental sustainability, as demonstrated through Deutsche Post DHL’s pioneering GoGreen program,” said Roland Thomas, Global Head of Products, DHL Express. “We are increasingly being challenged by our customers to help them build a green supply chain for their global operations. We are certain that the enhanced DHL Express Envelope GOGREEN service will deliver one more answer to that challenge.”

DHL Express is a division of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s largest logistics group. In 2008, with the launch of its GoGreen program, Deutsche Post DHL became the first logistics company to set a measurable target for climate protection when it committed to improve its carbon efficiency by 30% by 2020 against a 2007 baseline. In 2011, one year ahead of plan, the company reached its interim target of a 10% improvement. Having pioneered the concept of carbon neutral transportation of commercial shipments already in 2006, DHL has recorded an increasing number of customers using carbon neutral GOGREEN services, with triple-digit volume growth in each of the last 3 years. DHL also offers advanced emission reporting services as a standalone option to its customers.

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