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GoGreen Plus: How to Ship Sustainably with DHL Express

Anna Thompson
Anna Thompson
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Your customers have never been more concerned with your environmental practices. Discover the important role DHL’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel initiative is playing in helping enterprises of all sizes improve their sustainability – and how your business can join them.

What is GoGreen Plus?

DHL Express has recently launched GoGreen Plus, the first of its kind dedicated solution to help businesses reduce the carbon emissions associated with their shipments through the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). SAF is a biofuel that is produced from renewable sources such as vegetable oils, animal fats, waste products, and agricultural crops. SAF is specifically designed to be used as a substitute for traditional jet fuel and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil fuels.  

Why it matters – Now More Than Ever

Sustainability is more than just a buzz word. It’s one of the most significant trends to impact all industries in recent times. Within the e-commerce sector, for example, online shoppers are increasingly concerned with the environmental impact of their purchases, with 88% saying they are more likely to be loyal to a business which supports environmental issues1

Perhaps your business has already made some greener changes – switching to recyclable packaging or joining a carbon offsetting scheme. But there’s an exciting new way to transform your logistics, with DHL’s landmark scheme allowing customers to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for their deliveries.    

 

What is the benefit of GoGreen Plus?

51% of consumers say understanding the carbon footprint of their delivery will be “very important” in the next 5 years2. With GoGreen Plus, your business has a unique opportunity to tailor its CO2e reduction and the amount of SAF it uses.

In contrast to “offsetting” – where businesses “neutralize” their emissions through environmental programs like reforestation and habitat restoration projects – GoGreen Plus is “insetting”. This means businesses can take actions to reduce their Scope 3 emissions, the indirect greenhouse gas emissions that occur in their value chain. This method is a more direct and meaningful way to measure progress in reducing emissions. It can be used for DHL customers’ own voluntary emission reporting and follows the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) philosophy.

The GoGreen Plus service can be selected for individual shipments, making it a flexible option for SMEs and e-commerce businesses with smaller cargo loads.

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Adding GoGreen Plus to your shipment is easy!

How to ship GoGreen Plus: You can apply it to your business account on a contractual basis, or when choosing your shipping service through ship with a credit card or at our Service Points.

 

Why sustainability matters for your business?

Sustainability is one of the most significant trends to impact all industries in recent times. Shoppers are increasingly concerned with the environmental impact of their purchases; from sustainable manufacturing, packaging and shipping. At DHL Express, we take green logistics seriously and are giving our customers of all sizes the ability to integrate sustainable shipping. That's why we launched our landmark program - GoGreen Plus - the first of any global carrier, to allow customers to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for their deliveries and meet the growing demand for sustainable solutions and products.

Learn more about the benefits of implementing sustainable shipping with DHL here.

 

What is the benefit of GoGreen Plus?

GoGreen Plus gives you the chance to transform your environmental impact by "insetting" — reducing the carbon emissions associated with your shipping and logistics by investing in the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) within our network. Insetting efforts are the only way to reduce or eliminate the carbon output at the source. 

This is in contrast to “offsetting” – where businesses “neutralize” their emissions through environmental programs like reforestation and habitat restoration projects. Insetting is a more direct and meaningful way to measure progress in reducing emissions. 

Insetting is more effective than relying solely on carbon offsetting, as offsetting alone does not effectively address the root cause, and its uptake.

How to Ship with GoGreen Plus?

DHL account holders, can request to add GoGreen Plus to all of your shipments.

Why partner with DHL?

Deutsche Post DHL Group has committed to the ambitious goal of reducing all logistics-related emissions to net-zero by the year 2050 – and works closely with all customers to help them achieve their own goals.

DHL Express has announced two of the largest ever SAF deals with BP and Neste, amounting to more than 800 million liters. This contributes to DHL’s target of using 30% SAF for all air transport by 2030.

Commit to change

Sustainability matters – to the planet, to your customers, and to your business’ bottom line. With DHL’s GoGreen Plus service, your business can demonstrate its commitment to a more sustainable future.

Open a DHL Express Account to discover how GoGreen Plus can help your business grow. 

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