Thursday 29th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Deutsche Post DHL launches environmental products

Deutsche Post DHL has launched two new environmentally friendly products: a “Carbon Footprint Report” and a “Carbon Offsetting” option.

The report will provide customers with an overview on the CO2 emissions generated by their shipments per trade lane. Customers can receive their report monthly, quarterly or annually.

The takes into account the individual shipment weight, volume and route, and the calculation methodology of the report follows the principles of the World
Resources Institute’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the World Economic Forum
Consignment level carbon reporting. 

The “Carbon Offsetting” option will allow customers to compensate the CO2 emissions of their shipments. DHL calculates carbon emissions on shipment level. The generated CO2 emissions are then offset via high-quality and certified external climate protection projects.

Hermann Ude, chief executive officer of DHL global forwarding, freight, said:  “We want to give our customers the opportunity to design their own supply chain more environmentally friendly. An important first step in this direction is a reliable calculation of their CO2 emissions throughout the entire supply chain. CO2 will become a new currency and we want to support our customers in creating their own balance sheet.”