Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our generation. Increasingly authorities and consumers expect business to calculate, account for and reduce their emissions.
Green Logistics Solutions
Carbon accounting is a new science and there is no single way of doing it. With our broad range of green products and services, DHL’s GoGreen program can guide you through the processes you’ll need to optimize and offset your greenhouse gas emissions. Reliably, conveniently, and with full transparency.
Greening your supply chain can reduce your costs significantly, not to mention help you prepare for key legislation on carbon emissions already in force in several countries.
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Reporting of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) is the first step to greening your logistics.
DHL provides two services - a Carbon Report - and an advanced Online Carbon dashboard.
Maps emissions generated from your transportation within the DHL network
Can be prepared on monthly, quarterly or yearly basis
Calculation adheres to 'Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Lifecycle Accounting and Reporting Standard'
Calculation adheres to EN 16258 'Methodology for calculation and declaration of energy consumption and GHG emissions of transport services'
Online Carbon Dashboard
Has all the benefits of the Carbon Report, plus:
- Maps emissions from your entire transportation supply chain – including third part networks
- Maps emissions to individual shipment level
- Flexible views on different carbon reports – enables simple measurement of emission improvements
- Ability to simulate and assess carbon footprint and efficiency
- Assists in supply chain optimization and strategic decision making
Within the supply chain there are many ways to reduce emissions.
- We are experts in eco-efficient logistics processes
- We work together with you to create tailored solutions
- We aim to improve efficiency measures and minimize your logistics related environmental impacts
Particular areas of opportunity include:
- Fuel and vehicle management
- Fleet optimization
- Modal shift
- Network design
- Energy efficient real estate
- Fully certified offsetting for your greenhouse gas emissions through contributions to internationally recognized climate protection projects
- Authorized third-party verification (SGS) of offset emissions
- Annual certification for public use
Please note that climate neutral service is only available in combination with an advanced Carbon Report.
Growth and efficiency in today's business have to be balanced alongside zero waste, renewable resources, climate resilience, and environmental performance measurement.
DHL Envirosolutions provides a range of solutions, including:
- Waste Management: Global solutions to collect and recycle your waste streams, aiming to convert cost into revenue streams and support your ‘zero waste’ targets
- Extended Producer Responsibility: Data collection, physical recycling, and provision of evidence to meet complex legislative requirements, allowing you to focus on your core business
- Lead Environmental Partner: Our consultancy and support programmes extend across your entire supply chain, from employee engagement to comprehensive network design, to help you meet your environmental objectives of goods as well.
Fujitsu - Network Optimization
Six years ago, DHL Supply Chain and the Japanese technology group launched a partnership to support Fujitsu in reducing its environmental impacts and improve the carbon efficiency of its logistics operations. The aim is far-reaching: optimized transport routes and the improved use of loading capacities are two focal points; the recycling of packaging and the introduction of more efficient tires by transport partners are another.
All together, Fujitsu’s CO2 emissions have been cut by nearly 50 percent. The concept has been honored with the Green Logistics Award presented by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
"As an IT corporation aiming to offer people worldwide a prosperous future with innovative technologies and services, Fujitsu recognizes that environmental protection is an important management issue. To contribute to the sustainable development of society and to achieve the top level industry target of reducing transport emissions, we aim to build an advanced green logistics model utilizing our various IT capabilities together with DHL, the leading logistics company."
Akira Motomiya, President, Corporate Logistics Unit, Fujitsu in 2009.
In 2009, DHL devised an environmentally friendly concept for a producer of household appliances.
Thanks to this concept, more than 13,000 containers arriving annually at the sea ports in Germany can be carried by train instead of road vehicles to their final destination. This eliminates nearly 120 road transports each week. CO2 emissions have been reduced by 60 percent, but transit times remain unchanged.
Optimized Ocean Freight Routes
In Australia, a big technology company joined forces with DHL to cut its CO2 emissions by more than 40 percent. As part of this effort, the container transshipping center was relocated from western Australia to the eastern part of the country in 2008.
The change eliminated the need for many ground transports. In addition, the utilization rate of commercial vehicles was significantly increased. These improvements not only help the environment, but also save money.
In 2009, a pharmaceutical group cut the CO2 emissions associated with the pre-carriage of ocean freight by 30 percent in Germany.
To achieve the reduction, DHL Global Forwarding shifted the transport of temperature-sensitive products bound for ocean freight export from road vehicles to inland-waterway vessels: the containers are now loaded onto a ship to transport them to ocean ports located in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. As a result, 11 fewer kilograms of CO2 are generated per ton of transported freight.