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DHL SUPPLY CHAIN AUSTRALIA EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO CARBON NEUTRAL LOGISTICS

Press Release: Sydney, November 21, 2019

  • Extends partnership with Qantas Future Planet till 2022 to achieve carbon neutrality for its operations in the country
  • Remains on track to achieve net-zero logistics-related carbon emissions by 2050

DHL Supply Chain, the global market leader for contract logistics solutions, has today announced that it will continue to pledge its commitment to carbon neutral logistics by supporting carbon offsetting projects for the next three years, in partnership with Qantas Future Planet.

All of DHL Supply Chain’s warehousing and road transport operations have offset over 25,000 tonnes of carbon emissions in 2018, equivalent to the annual energy consumption of almost 3,000 homes in Australia.

“Our commitment to environmental conservation is very important to us,” said Saul Resnick, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Australia & New Zealand. “We work closely with our partners and customers in Australia to deliver sustainable and environmentally-friendly supply chain operations that are both cost-efficient and operationally excellent.”

Since the start of this partnership, DHL has helped deliver important social and environmental outcomes including the Babinda Reef Project in Queensland located approximately 20 kilometers upstream of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as carbon offset programs.

“The Qantas Future Planet program is a fantastic platform that enables us to reach some of
Australia’s most vulnerable habitats and impacted communities. By contributing to these efforts, we are on track to meet our long-term goal of completely reducing all logistics-related emissions to net-zero by 2050,” he added.

Beyond carbon offsets, DHL has taken steps to increase its carbon efficiency in recent years. In August this year, DHL and partner Mattel unveiled a new distribution centre in Victoria powered by a 100kW solar panel system. This follows the 2018 opening of DHL’s major New South Wales logistics facility, also powered by a 100kW solar panel system. Other initiatives DHL has undertaken to reduce emissions include the use of solar reflective paint at facilities around Australia, as well heat and energy-saving lighting and the use of natural light where possible.