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CO₂ Reduction via Sustainable Fuel Switch

DHL Global Forwarding offers to reduce the carbon emissions of your ocean freight shipments (both FCL and LCL) with sustainable marine fuels – for all trade lanes and shipments.

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Learn how you can reduce carbon footprint of your ocean freight shipments via sustainable fuel switch.

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Accelerate the Decarbonization of Your Ocean Freight Shipments With Insetting

Use certified, sustainable marine fuel (SMF) with DHL Global Forwarding, and reduce 100% of the Tank-to-Wheel and up to 85% Well-to-Wheel carbon emissions. You can compensate the remaining emissions with VER Gold Standard carbon credits. Decide which scope of your DHL business shall be reduced, and DHL ensures the fuel switch and verification process. We facilitate the complicated part for you!

How Does It Benefit You?

  • With Ocean Freight GoGreen Plus, you lead the transition to clean and sustainable ocean freight, and accelerate the uptake of SMF in shipping.
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of your ocean freight supply chain by using a truly sustainable SMF, meeting the criteria of sustainable production.
  • Simplify decarbonization with Book & Claim: we provide you with externally verified certificates for your carbon reduction efforts.

How Does It Work?

DHL Global Forwarding reduces the emissions of LCL shipments at no extra cost for customers with approved SBTi targets (only applicable to DHL Ocean LCL, excluding DHL Ocean Buyer’s and Shipper’s Consolidation).

Option 2: Insetting + Offsetting

In addition to insetting, compensate remaining emissions (e.g. non ocean freight emissions or for example pick-up and delivery emissions) via VER Gold Standard carbon credits projects.

This door-to-door approach enables the full lifecycle emission compensation and makes your shipment truly climate-neutral.

Your GoGreen Plus CO₂ Reduction Certificates

With Ocean Freight GoGreen Plus, insetting is executed by a selected carrier partner on DHL Global Forwarding’s behalf for you.

If you are shipping FCL with DHL Global Forwarding, you decide on the scope (trade lane, shipped weight) of the insetting and receive an annual certificate (in PDF format) confirming the exact amount of CO₂ reduced. For this, an independent third-party agency, Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) verifies that the emission reductions were realized. This certificate can be used by you to provide evidence of your Scope 3 emissions reduction (to your own auditors or customers). 

In addition, you can request a monthly Carbon Report & GoGreen Plus Report, detailing your overall emissions & reductions with DHL Global Forwarding.

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Start leading the transition to clean and sustainable ocean freight, and reduce your CO₂ emissions – reach out to your GoGreen Experts today.