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Deutsche Post will Offset Carbon Emissions from its Letter Mail Transport

Published on: 5 January 2022 08:15 PM
by KnowESG
A Deutsche Post's employee carrying parcels and mails
A Deutsche Post's employee carrying parcels and mails

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One of the leaders in Logistics and management, Deutsche Post DHL Group, said that its mail service Deutsche post would offset all carbon emissions generated by its letter mail operations with no extra payments to customers. The move is part of the firm's goal to reduce absolute CO2 emissions.

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The new initiative expands on Deutsche Post and DHL's "GoGreen" service, which allows customers to ship carbon-neutrally by investing in internationally recognised climate protection programmes to offset emissions generated during transportation. According to the company, it plans to introduce more options and emissions-reduced products to allow customers to contribute to sustainability and lower absolute CO2 emissions.

Before the announcement, GoGreen was offered at a charge to customers and available only to customers with a shipping volume of at least 50,000 items annually. The enlarged programme would offset more than 3,00,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, according to Deutsche Post, based on 2020 volumes of around 6.5 billion letters handled.

DHL's Sustainability Roadmap, which was launched last year, includes environmental sustainability commitments, a series of decarbonization efforts and huge investments over the next ten years in measures to reduce CO2 emissions.

Ole Nordhoff, Chief Marketing Officer at Deutsche Post, said: "Climate protection is a core focus issue for Deutsche Post. Already today we have, by far, the largest fleet of electric delivery vans, electric-powered bicycles and cargo bikes providing the industry’s most climate-friendly mail and parcel delivery service. And for years, our parcel customers have responded very positively to the climate-friendly shipping we have provided for all private-customer parcels. Now we are introducing this to our mail operations as well and making our entire mail transport greener. This also helps our business customers make their mail correspondence with end customers greener.”

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