At DHL, we feel we have a special responsibility to our employees, society, and the environment. That’s because of the size and global reach of our company – and the important role we play in facilitating global trade. This strong sense of responsibility has a major influence on the way we conduct business and is the foundation of our corporate culture.
Our Group-wide environmental protection program GoGreen is an expression of this strong sense of responsibility. The program’s main objective is to reduce and/or avoid emissions of greenhouse gases and local air pollutants. As part of GoGreen, we’ve also made it our mission to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050.
We believe in shared value – and it plays an important role in all of our environmental protection activities. To us, shared value is about strengthening our market position by engaging in social and environmental issues and integrating these into our core business.
Our diverse range of green solutions not only benefit our environment and our communities, but also create value for us and our customers. Saving fuel or electricity, for example, also means lower long-term operating costs, which is why investments in green technologies pay off.
Re-inventing logistics to become emissions neutral in the next three decades is clearly a huge challenge. But we are optimistic that we can achieve this goal – with the help of new technologies, the dedication and expertise of our employees, and through collaboration with our customers and partners.
That’s why we’re taking a strategic approach. While we leverage new technologies to optimize our supply chains, we are also working closely with customers and partners to create greener and more efficient logistics processes at the national, regional, and global levels. As we look for ways to reduce energy consumption and tap into greener energy sources – to ‘Burn Less’ and ‘Burn Clean’ – we are also training our people to adopt greener, more sustainable practices both at work and home. And despite launching many of our own innovative green solutions, we are also working with select technology partners to develop the green logistics solutions of the future.
From introducing the first green product portfolio in the logistics industry to declaring our goal of zero emissions by 2050, we are leading the way to sustainable logistics. GoGreen has been both our guiding light and the expression of our strong sense of responsibility and desire to protect our people and our planet.