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Climate friendly shipping
and receiving with DHL
Our path to zero emissions in Germany
At Deutsche Post & DHL, we are making a consistent effort to achieve climate neutrality. Since 2011, we have been transporting all national parcels and packages for our DHL private customers in a CO2-neutral manner offsetting transport-generated carbon emissions through investment in climate protection projects, thus helping to protect the environment. Since July 2022, GoGreen is also automatically included with international private customers shipments. With the new GoGreen Plus service, we are now taking climate-friendly shipping to the next level by actively avoiding emissions.
Our mission is to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050. To this end, we have launched a new Germany-wide sustainability offensive.
Our customers support us in this by handing over their shipments to us. You too can join in!
GoGreen: Climate-neutral* shipping with DHL
You can already send your parcels and packages climate friendly today
We offer you numerous free options to make the reception of your parcels greener
Packstation - the green address for parcels
Climate-friendly, free of charge and also near you
We are planning to install around 800 Packstations at railway stations alone. The Packstation is particularly environmentally friendly because it avoids extra journeys and shipments are delivered and collected in bundles by DHL delivery staff.
We are constantly setting up new Packstations at convenient locations - so you have shorter routes and can combine parcel collection with other errands. By 2023, there will already be 15,000 Packstations.
Our Packstations are evolving and require less and less electricity; many of the latest Packstations even have solar panels.
Climate friendly packaging
We also focus on climate neutrality when it comes to packaging
With the colourful special editions and Pluspäckchen, since 1.1.2022, yellow DHL standard Packsets are now also produced in a climate-neutral way. We determine the CO2 emissions from the entire production chain and offset these through the GoGreen scheme with investments in selected worldwide climate protection projects.
Important tips for safe and correct packaging can be found here:
Climate friendly products and services
Deutsche Post and DHL have already succeeded in reducing their own CO2 emissions per parcel by 25 per cent since 2015/16 - thanks to our commitment to environmental sustainability. Our deliveries are already carbon neutral in around 50% of our delivery districts. In 2025, we will provide "green" deliveries with 38,000 e-vehicles and 14,000 e-trikes in over 70% of districts. According to our own estimates, CO2 emissions per parcel are now at least 30 per cent lower than those of the competition on the parcel market. Nevertheless, the range of climate-friendly products and services is increasingly being expanded.
More information for business customers
Questions and answers
How do I book the "GoGreen" service?
The GoGreen service is already included for private customers when shipping in Germany. This means that every parcel or small pckage sent with DHL by private customers is automatically shipped in a CO2-neutral manner. The emissions generated during shipping are offset by certified climate projects. DHL has been offering this service to its private customers since 2011. For shipping outside Germany, you can add GoGreen for a small amount.
How can I, as a customer, actively contribute to sustainability when receiving parcels?
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