Deutsche Post DHL extends its climate friendly shipping services

  • DHL Global Forwarding offers reliable emission calculation
  • CO2-neutral shipping service for air, sea and intermodal freight transports

Bonn, 12/16/2010, 11:00 AM CET

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The “Carbon Footprint Report” takes into account the individual shipment weight, volume and route.

Deutsche Post DHL has launched two new environmentally friendly products. Global Forwarding customers can obtain the new “Carbon Footprint Report” which offers them a detailed overview on the CO2 emissions generated by their shipments per trade lane. Additionally they can compensate the CO2 emissions of their shipments by choosing the “Carbon Offsetting” option.

“We want to give our customers the opportunity to design their own supply chain more environmentally friendly. An important first step in this direction is a reliable calculation of their CO2 emissions throughout the entire supply chain. CO2 will become a new currency and we want to support our customers in creating their own balance sheet,” says Hermann Ude, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.

Verified methods

The “Carbon Footprint Report” takes into account the individual shipment weight, volume and route. Customers can receive their report monthly, quarterly or annually. In addition they can use their data for their individual carbon reporting, reduction, and offsetting strategy. The calculation methodology of the report follows the principles of the World Resources Institute’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the World Economic Forum Consignment level carbon reporting. Additionally, Deutsche Post DHL’s CO2 emission calculation for the GOGREEN carbon neutral shipments is verified by the external third party Société Générale de Surveillance on an annual basis.

In combination with the “Carbon Footprint Report”, customers of DHL Global Forwarding can also order a “Carbon Offsetting” of their shipment. Deutsche Post DHL calculates carbon emissions on shipment level. The generated CO2 emissions are then offset via high-quality and certified external climate protection projects.