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GOGREEN Products and Services

Optimized transport routes, alternative drive vehicles and energy-efficient warehouses: There are many ways to reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions and other environmental impacts in the transportation and storage of goods.

Working with our customers, we want to leverage this potential. At DHL, we call this GOGREEN. We believe that environmental protection and business success are not just compatible, they are closely interlinked. Sustainability has long been a competitive factor: Consumers increasingly consider environmental aspects in their purchasing decisions. The same applies to investors who consult sustainability rankings when looking for viable investment options.
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With our expertise and global presence, we can offer our business customers a broad portfolio of green products and services. By providing detailed  Carbon Reports, we show them where they stand in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. In our Green Optimization service, we work with customers to identify areas for improvement, and ways to achieve a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and improve their overall environmental performance. And to compensate for unavoidable emissions, we offer Climate Neutral services.
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Facets of our Green Expertise

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Green Fleet in New York City

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Green Fleet in New York City

In Manhattan, we have switched our fleet completely to green technology. This involves electric delivery vans and hybrid trucks. Our environmentally friendly fleet in the United States also includes delivery vans fueled by propane gas.

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Parcel Bicycles in the Netherlands

Parcel Bicycles in the Netherlands

For many Dutch people, the bicycle is the main mode of transportation. DHL couriers are increasingly using bicycles, too. In 18 cities across the Netherlands, 12 couriers use bicycles and 15 ride specially designed tricycles to deliver their parcels.

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Initiative for less Freight Traffic

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Initiative for less Freight Traffic

DHL has teamed up with Chengdu, China, to improve logistics throughout the entire megacity. The objective of the city logistics concept is to open central transshipment centers to significantly decrease freight traffic.

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Prime Location cuts Transit Times

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Prime Location cuts Transit Times

DHL’s new logistics center in Milan, Italy, is situated between two freeways. This ideal location in our transportation network has enabled us to reduce CO2 emissions by almost 20 percent.

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State-of-the-art Aircraft

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State-of-the-art Aircraft

DHL is constantly modernizing its air fleet to reduce its environmental footprint. As part of this effort, DHL recently refitted 18 Airbus A300-600 planes for cargo transport. These planes use up to 15 percent less fuel than their predecessors.

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Custom-made electric Vehicles

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Custom-made electric Vehicles

Deutsche Post DHL now operates over 3,500 vehicles with electric and hybrid drive systems, alternative fuels or with modified engine electronics or aerodynamics. In Germany, the Group has teamed up with Aachen University and StreetScooter GmbH to develop an electric vehicle for mail and parcel delivery.

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Pacesetter with clear environmental goals

Environmental protection is an integral component of our business strategy. In 2008, we became the first logistics company to introduce a quantifiable climate goal. By 2020 we aim to increase the carbon efficiency of our own operations and those of our transport subcontractors by 30 percent compared with the baseline year of 2007. Thanks to our modern fleet, optimized delivery routes and employee commitment, we reached our first interim goal in 2010 – two years earlier than planned: We improved the carbon efficiency of our own aircraft, vehicles and buildings by 10 percent compared with 2007.

To measure our progress, we have integrated carbon accounting into our financial accounting system. The emission calculations are based on our fuel and electricity consumption data. This is combined with operations data from our divisions. This highly accurate method of calculation earned us the “Green Controlling Award” in November 2011, which was awarded for the first time by the Péter Horváth Foundation.
 

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