DHL Freight Sweden has signed up to the Swedish government’s “Fossil-Free Sweden” initiative, thus supporting the government’s goal of making Sweden one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare states.
For many years, DHL Freight has used a quality-assured system to monitor our own and our customers’ requirements towards suppliers. The system supplements our agreements to ensure that the carriers used by DHL maintain an acceptable level of service, comply with laws, and constantly improve their efforts in the fields of the environment, road safety, and the work environment.
Through the follow-up of our subcontractors, we can also monitor the development of our carbon emissions, which shows a reduction of just over 50% per tonne km since 2008. Something we are very proud of.
Contribute with Environmental Shipping
We want to make it easy for our customers to make an active environmental choice with regard to parcel transport. For this reason, we have developed "Environmental Shipping" which can be selected as a value-added service for all our domestic products. Every time you or your customers book Environmental Shipping, you buy part of our total capacity of DHL packages that reduce CO2 emissions. These parts are not connected to a particular route. Instead, Environmental Shipping enables us to replace a fossil fuel based transport element with a vehicle running on renewable fuels where this will be of the greatest benefit. By choosing Environmental Shipping, our customers can reduce the impact of their transport on the climate and help drive the transition in the transport sector. The revenue is invested in vehicles with cost-saving environmental technologies. Efforts such as these have ensured environmental benefits for the Swedish transport network.