DHL commits to be emissions free by 2050

BRAMPTON, ON – Mail and logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group plans to eliminate all logistic related emissions to net zero by the year 2050.

The commitment to zero emissions by 2050 is the company’s way of making a meaningful contribution to the 2015 Paris Climate Conference’s goal of limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius.

In addition, DHL wants to evolve into the market leader in green logistics with plans to expand its portfolio of green products and services to aid their customers achieve their own climate protection goals.

“The decisions we make today will determine how our children live 30 years down the line,” said Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

By 2025, the company’s environmental program GoGreen aims to achieve four interim milestones.

  • Worldwide, Deutsche Post DHL Group will improve the carbon efficiency of its own activities and those of its transport subcontractors by 50% compared to the 2007 baseline. 
  • At the local level, the Group aims to improve the lives of people right where they live and work using clean transport solutions. The Group will operate 70% of its own first and last mile services with clean pick-up and delivery solutions like bicycle and electric vehicle delivery. 
  • More than 50% of sales will incorporate Green Solutions, making customers’ supply chains greener. 
  • The Group will train and certify 80% of its employees as GoGreen specialists by 2025, and actively involve them in its environmental and climate protection activities. In addition, the company also plans to join with partners to plant one million trees every year.

The company’s GoGreen program achieved its previous climate target of improving carbon efficiency by 30% over the 2007 baseline in 2016, four years ahead of schedule. 

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