Deutsche Post DHL Group commits to zero emissions logistics by 2050

Deutsche Post DHL Group has committed to reducing all logistics-related emissions to net zero by the year 2050, applying both to the company’s own activities and to those of its transport subcontractors. In pursuit of this target, Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to contribute to achieving the goal of limiting global warming to below two degrees Celsius established at the 2015 Paris climate conference (COP 21), as well as to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The company also wants to become the market leader in green logistics and plans to expand its portfolio of green products and services to help customers achieve their own climate protection targets. “The decisions we make today will determine how our children live 30 years down the line,” said Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group. Deutsche Post DHL Group’s climate protection goal of zero emissions logistics by 2050 applies both to the company’s own activities and to those of its transport subcontractors. The mission of zero emissions logistics is supported by four interim milestones to be achieved by the year 2025 as part of the Group’s environmental protection programme.

Firstly, Deutsche Post DHL Group will increase the carbon efficiency of its own activities and those of its transport subcontractors by 50% compared to the 2007 baseline. In addition, the company will operate 70% of its own first and last mile services with clean pick-up and delivery solutions e.g. by bike and electric vehicle. More than 50% of sales will incorporate Green Solutions, and the Group will train and certify 80% of its employees as GoGreen specialists by 2025. Furthermore, the company also plans to join with partners to plant one million trees every year.

The new climate protection targets and activities are based on the Group’s experience with its previous environmental protection programme GoGreen, which saw the company improve carbon efficiency by 30% over the 2007 baseline in 2016.

Source: DP DHL Group