Aiming for zero by 2050
Deutsche Post DHL has announced that it is committing itself to a target of zero emissions logistics by 2050. The company says that it hopes it can “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”.
The group also emphasised how it wants to become “the market leader in green logistics”.
“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.
On the way to its long-term zero by 2050 target, Deutsche Post DHL Group plans to pass four “interim milestones” by 2025 as part of its “GoGreen” programme.
Those four milestone are:
• Globally, 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.
• At the local level, the Group aims to improve the lives of people right where they live and work using clean transport solutions. Deutsche Post DHL Group 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, making customers’ supply chains greener.
• The Group will train and certify 80% 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.
Deutsche Post DHL Group’s previous climate target – to improve carbon efficiency by 30% over the 2007 baseline – was achieved in 2016, four years ahead of schedule.
The 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report published today (8 March) and is now available on the Group website. Click here for more information.
Post & Parcel Live: Solving The Inner City Challenge
The Deutsche Post DHL Group’s third interim milestone – which aims to have 70% of first and last mile services made by “clean pick-up and delivery solutions” – chimes neatly with an innovative new seminar that Triangle (the publisher of Post&Parcel) will holding at the Hallam Conference Centre in London on 27 April.
Post & Parcel Live: Solving Inner City Challenge will look at how the industry is working to develop sustainable urban delivery models that are operationally efficient, commercially viable, and environmentally friendly.
Click here for more information.