As the world’s leading logistics company, it’s our mission to connect people, improving their lives. And because of our size and our importance for global trade, we have a special responsibility. To our employees, society and the environment.

That’s why, as part of our Strategy 2020, corporate responsibility plays a key role in our overall business strategy. We call this “Living Responsibility”. It’s our approach to creating economic, social and environmental value for our stakeholders and the planet. And it drives us towards our goal of becoming a benchmark for responsible business practices. Our commitment to this vision is reflected in three key pillars below.



Climate-neutral shipments transported


Efficiency-enhancing technologies in our road fleet


Electricity from renewable energy sources

Our Responsibility Efforts

We’re committed to our corporate citizenship activities, responsible business practices and our shared value proposition. That’s why we introduced our environmental protection program, GoGreen. And our efforts don’t stop there.

Thanks to our global reach and presence in almost every country, we’re in a unique position to help with societal needs. As part of our GoTeach program, we cooperate with leading international organizations to improve the education of children and young people. And with GoHelp, we support the UN’s disaster management efforts with comprehensive prevention measures. We help get airports ready for natural disasters with our GARD program, and we offer quick and efficient logistics support in the event of a disaster.


With our GoGreen program, it’s our goal to lead the way into a greener, more sustainable future.


With GoHelp, we provide the United Nations with skilled and efficient disaster management support.


Together with established partners we aim to improve the education and future opportunities of young people.

Dr. Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group

Mission 2050

By the year 2050 we want to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero – a highly ambitious goal. For this purpose we have set four interim goals to be achieved by the year 2025.

The GoGreen Program

We are committed to minimizing not only our impact on the environment, but yours as well. As green logistics experts, we work to prevent pollution in all of our activities worldwide and help you find ways to operate a greener and more sustainable business. Discover how we run an environmentally sustainable and efficient logistics network and why our GoGreen solutions are both good for the environment and for business.

The DHL Carbon Calculator

The carbon footprint is an important indicator of our impact on the environment. Simply use our carbon calculator tool to calculate your own transport-related emissions. It is completely free of charge, and quickly shows you the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by your shipments.

Our Carbon Footprint

Foundations of Our Engagement

Responsible Business Practice

Following our goal to become a benchmark for responsible business practice, we ensure that our business operates in accordance with applicable laws, ethical standards and international guidelines.

Corporate Citizenship

The goal of our corporate citizenship program is to make a positive contribution to society and the environment – based on our company’s core skills and our employees’ expertise.

Shared Value

The Shared Value proposition drives all our efforts to contribute to society and the environment, while at the same time contributing to the success of our business.

Corporate Citizenship: Global Volunteer Day

With our Global Volunteer Day, we encourage employees to devote time and effort to create a positive impact in their communities. In 2015, more than 110,000 DPDHL employees rolled up their sleeves and volunteered over 260,000 hours of their time.

Responsible Business Practice: Occupational Health & Safety

We place the highest value on the protection and safety of our employees. That’s why we introduced a new strategy called “Health, Safety & Well-being”. Because any work accident is one too many.

Shared Value Bonn - a Model for Carbon-Free Delivery

We’re switching to electric delivery vehicles in Bonn and the surrounding regions. With 141 carbon-free vehicles, we’re planning to reduce CO2 emissions by 500 tons per year.

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