DHL Expands its GoGreen Plus Service to Cut Down Emissions in Air Freight

Published on: 28 February 2022 08:10 PM
by KnowESG

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The air and ocean freight business of Deutsche Post DHL Group, DHL Global Forwarding, announced that it would expand its supply chain emission reduction service GoGreen Plus to provide real emissions reductions through carbon insetting.

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According to DHL, the customers will be able to neutralize their CO2 emissions for air freight after the successful introduction of the GoGreen Plus Service for ocean freight.

The one-atmosphere approach helped reduce emissions by replacing conventional fossil fuels needed with sustainable ones. Customers can now choose the part of their business which they want to decarbonize. The GoGreen Plus Service can add while booking online.

The decarbonized range of GoGreen products is significant because it is a milestone in making the global logistics industry greener and more sustainable. The other divisions of the company are also developing their GoGreen Plus Service as part of Deutsche Post DHL Group's sustainability strategy.

Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight at DHL Global Forwarding, said: “Every airplane and vessel emit their exhaust gases into the same atmosphere, and it is not decisive on which route or which means of transport biofuels are used. From a technological standpoint, our GoGreen Plus Service is currently the simplest, most efficient and sustainable way to reduce CO2 emissions in transportation. As one of the world’s leading logistics service providers, we see it as our responsibility to lead the way to greener transportation and to set a good example for others to follow.”

The GoGreen Plus Service works on the displacement principle. That means the more customers start booking the service, the more it helps the transport chains transform into greener gradually. The displacement principle helped purchase biofuel for air or ocean freight shipment and used in the partners' ships and aircraft.

The company has set a target to achieve net-zero by 2050. The GoGreen plus is part of the company's mid-term sustainability roadmap for 2030 and helps in the sub-target of having at least 30 per cent of fuel requirements covered by sustainable fuels, reducing CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. The company has also decided to spend €7 billion on sustainable fuel and clean technologies by 2030.