DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics division of DHL Group, is taking a step toward a sustainable future by introducing a global Green Transport Policy.
This initiative aims to set a new standard for the company’s transport fleet, aligning with DHL Group’s Sustainability Roadmap to achieve substantial reductions in carbon emissions.
Recognising that transport services contribute significantly to the emissions footprint, the Green Transport Policy outlines a strategic approach to transition approximately 2,000 vehicles from conventional combustion engines to greener alternatives. These alternatives include hydrotreated vegetable oil, biogas, electric, or hydrogen-powered vehicles. The policy considers factors such as availability, infrastructure, and cost per market to guide the selection of the most suitable greener alternative.
Over the next three years, DHL Supply Chain commits to investing an additional 200 million euros in fossil fuel alternatives, with a primary focus on reducing close to 300,000 tonnes of co2 emissions. This investment is a significant move toward environmental sustainability and aligns with the company’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions. The anticipated savings from this initiative equate to offsetting the CO2 emissions produced by 2,200 trucks covering a daily distance of 500 kilometers for a year.
“We are not only setting a new industry standard but also underscoring our unwavering commitment to future generations.”Oscar de Bok, CEO of DHL Supply Chain,
The Green Transport Policy will initially focus on 17 countries with the highest emissions footprint, collectively accounting for 94% of emissions from DHL Supply Chain’s own fleet within the transportation sector.
De Bok invited customers to join the transformative journey and actively support green road transportation. He emphasised the policy’s potential to provide customers with a powerful tool to make their supply chains greener.
DHL Supply Chain’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond its Green Transport Policy. The company recently announced plans to deploy a substantial fleet of biomethane trucks in Ireland and committed to a decade-long agreement for investment in domestic biomethane energy production. Additional projects and announcements aligning with the Green Transport Policy are anticipated in the near future.