Deutsche Post DHL Group sets interim goals for carbon efficiency, local emissions, green customer solutions and employee engagement by 2025. And, the company has committed that they would reduce all logistics-related emissions to net zero by the year 2050.
“In pursuit of this ambitious new target, Deutsche Post DHL Group hopes to contribute meaningfully to achieving the goal of limiting global warming to well 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,” stated the company sources. Deutsche Post DHL Group 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.
According to the company sources, 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 program GoGreen.
Globally, Deutsche Post DHL Group will increase the carbon efficiency of its own activities and those of its transport subcontractors by 50 per cent compared to the 2007 baseline. Deutsche Post DHL Group will operate 70 per cent 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 per cent of sales will incorporate Green Solutions, making customers’ supply chains greener.
The Group will train and certify 80 per cent of its employees as GoGreen specialists by 2025, and actively involve them in its environmental and climate protection activities. The company also plans to join with partners to plant one million trees every year.