DHL Green Transport: Setting a Global Benchmark

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DHL Supply Chain is unveiling a global Green Transport Policy, marking a significant shift in its future investments towards eco-friendly transport solutions.

The primary objective is to achieve substantial reductions in carbon emissions in alignment with the company's Sustainability Roadmap.

Recognising the impact of transport services on its emissions footprint, DHL aims to set a benchmark for a more environmentally friendly future. The policy offers guidance on selecting the most suitable green alternatives, considering factors like availability, infrastructure, and market-specific costs.

In an initial step, DHL Supply Chain plans to transition approximately 2,000 vehicles from traditional combustion engines to greener options such as hydrotreated vegetable oil, biogas, electric, or hydrogen.

Over the next three years, the company's additional investment of 200 million euros in fossil fuel alternatives is expected to cut nearly 3,00,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. This ambitious move underscores DHL's commitment to environmental sustainability and reduced carbon footprint, with the emissions savings equivalent to offsetting the CO2 produced by 2,200 trucks covering a daily distance of 500 kilometres for a year. Initially focusing on 17 countries with the highest emissions footprint, this new policy sets the stage for a transformative impact.

Oscar de Bok, CEO of DHL Supply Chain, emphasises the company's ambitious target of achieving a 30% share of sustainable drives and fuels across its fleet by the end of 2026.

This commitment leverages the potential of eco-friendly fuel alternatives outlined in the pioneering Green Transport Policy, aiming not only to establish a new industry standard but also to demonstrate a steadfast dedication to future generations. De Bok invites customers to join DHL on this transformative journey, offering them a powerful tool to green their supply chains actively.

Recently, DHL Supply Chain announced plans to deploy a substantial fleet of biomethane trucks in Ireland as part of its Green Transport Policy. The company has also committed to a decade-long investment in domestic biomethane energy production. DHL anticipates unveiling additional projects and announcements in the near future, solidifying its position as a leader in sustainable transportation.

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