DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, is now offering two new environmentally-friendly products. Customers commissioning groupage (LTL), part-truckload (PTL) and full-truckload (FTL) services in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa can request CO2 emission reports detailing the CO2 footprint of their shipments for each route. DHL provides more than just a report, though. The company also offers the option to offset carbon emissions created during transport through certified external climate protection programs.
“Based on rising fuel prices, increasing carbon regulations and growing consumer awareness the protection of our environment and supply of green products becomes more and more important for our business. Thanks to our environmentally sustainable products, our customers can make their own supply chain greener,” says Thomas George, Chief Executive Officer DHL Freight.
Certified external conservation programs
The calculation method follows principles from internationally recognized standards such as the Greenhouse Gas Protocol from the World Resources Institute and the CO2 and the reporting norms for transport shipments method negotiated by the World Economic Forum. DHL customers can request a monthly, quarterly or yearly report detailing their carbon footprint for each route during the requested time period.
Based on the CO2 report, customers can then opt to compensate for their carbon emissions through high-quality, certified external conservation programs, including for example biomass power plants in India, wind parks in China, hydro power plants in Brazil or landfill gas plants in Turkey. Each year the internationally established auditing agency SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) reviews and certifies the carbon impact of GoGreen shipments as well as the amount of emissions reduced and offset through this special service. This is done in alignment with ISO 14064.
Deutsche Post DHL was the world’s first logistics company to offer carbon neutral shipping services for its customers. As part of its sustainable business and corporate responsibility efforts, the company is continuing its investments in the improvement of CO2 neutral products.