DPDgroup reports continuing carbon emission reductions
DPDgroup has reported it has continued to drive down its carbon emissions – even though its parcel volumes grow by 10% in 2017.
In a statement issued today (5 June), DPDgroup said that its active CO2 emissions were down by 1.6% compared to 2016, and 11.2% compared to 2013.
The company said this was achieved by using alternative fuel vehicles and fuel-efficient driving, optimising routes and maximising load capacity of the fleet. The introduction of new service like DPD Predict – which lets recipients know the exact timeslot their parcel will arrive – also helps to reduce emissions because it cuts on waiting around and failed deliveries.
DPDgroup also flagged up its use of cargo bikes and inner-city micro depots in Germany.
Paul-Marie Chavanne, President and CEO of GeoPost/DPDgroup, commented: “As a delivery expert, our actions are designed to be the most efficient possible, thus we focus on areas where we can make the biggest difference and support the key changes of our society.
“In support of urban logistics projects, all European business units began building tailored urban logistics schemes, by adopting new urban locations and opting for low carbon transport alternatives. This is a crucial step to better contribute to reducing pollution and congestion in city centres.”