Deutsche Post commits to zero emissions logistics by 2050

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Deutsche Post DHL Group has announced it will reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050.

The mission is supported by four milestones that are to be achieved by 2025 as part of the Group’s environmental program, GoGreen. The program is built on the principle of ‘burn less and burn clean’, referring to reducing energy consumption without changing the energy source and using green energy sources and fuels.

The four new milestones include:

• Globally, the Group hopes to increase the carbon efficiency of its own activities and those of its transport subcontractors by 50%, compared with the 2007 baseline;

• In communities, it aims to improve people’s lives where they live and work by using clean transport solutions. It will operate 70% of its own first- and last-mile services with clean pick-up and delivery transportation, such as by bike or electric vehicle;

• More than 50% of sales will incorporate green solutions, therefore making customers’ supply chains greener;

• The Group will train and certify 80% of its employees as GoGreen specialists by 2025, actively involving them in its environmental and climate protection activities including planting one million trees every year with its partners.

Alongside these, the company also supports the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and hopes to contribute to achieving the goals of limiting global warning to below 2°C, as established at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21).

The Group’s previous climate target was to improve carbon efficiency by 30% over the 2007, and was achieved four years ahead of schedule in 2016. It credits this achievement to a diverse range of measures to optimize the Group’s vehicle fleet, buildings and logistics network.

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

March 8, 2017

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