Logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL Group announced the launch of DHL Green Carrier Certification recently. A new program is aimed at reducing the company’s and its customers’ CO2 emissions by rewarding its road transport subcontractors for their efforts to become more sustainable.
As part of its sustainability roadmap, the Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to less than 29 million tons by 2030 and net-zero by 2050. Road transport accounts for 21% of the group’s total CO2 emissions.
The new program is designed to assess the green performance of partners that provide the company with ground transport services, in order to enable DHL to effectively manage relationships and reduce emissions. Carriers will be expected to have an environmental or sustainability strategy in place, measure their carbon footprint, and to be transparent with their data. The information will be obtained via a dedicated online platform and verified through an internal audit process.
“Decarbonizing trade lanes and supply chains is a joint effort and has to be built on transparency and collaboration. With our DHL Green Carrier Certification, we have implemented uniform and transparent criteria when it comes to cooperating with our ground carriers going forward. This approach brings us all another step closer to our ambitious goal of true climate-neutral transport,” Andreas Mündel, Senior Vice President Strategy & Operation Programs at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
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