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DHL's GoGreen Plus service allows customers the ability to reduce their scope 3 emissions. Through the purchase of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), DHL will reduce (inset) CO2 emissions from air transport, which is a more sustainable alternative than traditional jet fuel. 

We’re extremely passionate about sustainability at DHL. Not only are we fervent about driving sustainability within the logistics industry, but we’re also working hard to help our customers improve their credentials too. 

What is SAF?

SAF is a greener alternative to traditional jet fuel. It can be made using different sources, including used cooking oil, animal fats, waste products, and agricultural crops.

SAF can effectively reduce lifecycle emissions of typical aviation fuel emissions by up to 70-80%!

It reduces other harmful emissions like particulates and Sulphur by 90% and 100% respectively.

How can SAF benefit your business?

By replacing traditional jet fuel with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), you can bring down your business’ Scope 3 emissions, helping to reduce (inset) greenhouse gas emissions.

In today’s world sustainability is impacting purchasing decisions as customers look towards more environmentally friendly options. With the statistics below in mind, applying GoGreen Plus to your shipments can offer your business a competitive advantage.

Emissions reporting

Businesses are facing a growing pressure to report on their sustainability efforts, and in some countries, it has even become mandatory. To be prepared from a regulatory perspective and show your commitment to sustainability, consider proactively reporting on your sustainability initiatives.

There are three scopes to report on:

Scope 1: covers direct emissions from owned and controlled sources e.g., company cars, company offices, manufacturing.

Scope 2: covers indirect emission from the generation of purchased electricity, heating etc. consumed by the business.

Scope 3: includes all other indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain, including downstream transportation and distribution. All activities a business is outsourcing should be included.


Source: https://www.planetly.com/articles/sustainability-in-e-commerce-7-ways-your-brand-can-reduce-its-carbon-footprint

This example of a pure-play e-commerce company home24 shows that Scope 3 emissions - those that occur outside the organisation, e.g., in the supply chain - dominate the company’s carbon footprint.

The biggest Scope 3 emissions come from transportation and distribution in this example. Freight, delivery, and packaging can be considered under this and form the three main elements of an e-commerce company’s footprint. If you rely on a complex logistics and delivery network this may be the same for you. By replacing traditional jet fuel SAF, you can bring down your business’ Scope 3 emissions, helping to reduce (inset) greenhouse gas emissions.

The Paris Climate Agreement

This is a legally binding international climate change treaty introduced in 2016 to combat climate change. Working towards the goals shown in this image, all countries involved are required to put forward their best efforts to drive change within their country and report on their efforts.

Offsetting vs. insetting

Offsetting carbon emissions involves investing in external projects that aim to reduce CO2 emissions. While offsetting can help compensate for emissions, it does not directly reduce the emissions being produced. This takes more time and investment but the shift to insetting is important.

Carbon insetting focuses on reducing emissions within a company’s own operations or supply chain. It involves implementing sustainable practices and technologies that directly decrease the carbon footprint of the organisation. By adopting insetting strategies, companies can take more immediate action to reduce their own emissions, rather than relying solely on offsetting.

GoGreen Plus reduces emissions within the logistics sector and so it can be used for DHL customers’ own emission reporting. 



"We cannot offset our way out of climate change."

"The shift to insetting is so important as, unlike offsetting initiatives, insetting is recognised as carbon reduction efforts under the Science Based Target initiative.

With DHL your business can bring down its Scope 3 emissions, which are the indirect Greenhouse Gas emissions that occur in a company's value chain, through the use of GoGreen Plus."

- Leendert van Delft, VP Global Sales Programs, Marketing & Global E-commerce, DHL Express

Start your journey to sustainability in 4 points!

Taking a gradual approach

We can help to shape your sustainability roadmap. With GoGreen Plus you can decide how much SAF you would like to use and how much CO2 you would like to reduce. You don’t need to reduce 100% of your emissions overnight – choose a gradual approach that fits with your CO2e reduction plans and budgeting requirements.

81% of people are more likely to choose a brand with a positive approach to environmental sustainability. With this increasing demand from consumers, it is important for businesses to adapt their sustainability approach. GoGreen Plus is a great solution for those shipping with DHL Express. With three different tiers, you can easily choose how much you’d like to inset your emissions by to suit your businesses sustainability goals. 



"At Spirent we have invested in some of DHL's wide ranging environmental options, this is because as a business we are aware and concerned about the amount of emissions polluting our atmosphere.

DHL has demonstrated that they understand sustainability and that they clearly have the in-house expertise to service customers like us, who are taking climate change seriously."

- Spirent

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1 -  https://www.planetly.com/articles/sustainability-in-e-commerce-7-ways-your-brand-can-reduce-its-carbon-footprint