PLANTATION, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DHL Express, the world leader in international express delivery, has expanded its GOGREEN environmental services by introducing GOGREEN carbon neutral shipping to the already recyclable DHL Express Envelope. U.S. customers shipping with recyclable DHL Express Envelopes will now further reduce the environmental impact of their shipping activities.
DHL will calculate the CO2 emissions associated with the handling and transport of every individual DHL Express Envelope, and then offset the carbon impact of these emissions through investments in recognized climate protection projects. The calculation and offsetting process for GOGREEN will be verified annually based on the ISO14064 standard, by Société Générale de Surveillance, an independent audit company. The enhanced service is available from the US to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
“Making the DHL Express Envelope carbon-neutral is one more way to help businesses make smart, environmentally responsible transportation decisions,” said Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express U.S. “As we are increasingly being challenged by our customers to help them build a green supply chain for their global operations, we are confident the enhanced DHL Express Envelope GOGREEN service will deliver one more answer to that challenge.”
DHL Express is a division of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s largest logistics group. In 2008, with the launch of its GoGreen program, Deutsche Post DHL became the first logistics company to set a measurable target for climate protection when it committed to improve its carbon efficiency by 30% by 2020 against a 2007 baseline. In 2011, one year ahead of plan, the company reached its interim target of a 10% improvement. Having pioneered the concept of carbon neutral transportation of commercial shipments already in 2006, DHL has recorded an increasing number of customers using carbon neutral GOGREEN services, with triple-digit volume growth in each of the last 3 years.
The DHL GoGreen program in the U.S. helps minimize the environmental impact of our business operations through measures that include recyclable packaging, energy efficient facilities, pickup and delivery vehicles fueled by clean and economical propane autogas, as well as carbon neutral shipping and carbon reporting services.
For more information on DPDHL’s GoGreen program - www.dp-dhl.com/gogreen
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