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Climate friendly shipping
and receiving with DHL

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. 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

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Your DHL parcels and DHL packages are shipped climate neutrally* throughout Germany - at no additional cost to you.

You can also ship to other countries in a climate-friendly way for a small surcharge.

The emissions caused by shipping are offset by investing in climate protection projects worldwide.

Our offer of unscheduled pick-up by the delivery agent helps private customers to avoid unnecessary journeys.

Climate-friendly receiving

We offer you numerous free options to make the reception of your parcels greener 

 With our receiving services such as drop-off location, delivery day change or parcel redirection, you help us to avoid unsuccessful delivery attempts. This is convenient for you, avoids multiple journeys and is good for the climate.

Send your parcels directly to Packstations or postal outlets to make sure your shipments get to you without detours.

Want to do even more? Then sign up for digital delivery notification - by doing this you actively reduce paper consumption for our notification cards.

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Packstation - the green address for parcels

Climate-friendly, free of charge and also near you

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Our more than 8,000 DHL Packstations allow us to save CO2 compared to direct doorstep delivery, as we can deliver many parcels to one address with one stop and collect new parcels and returns at the same time.

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 12,500 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

Our Pluspäckchen (pre-franked cardboard packaging for up to 10 kg) are completely climate-neutral. Which means that all emissions that occur during production and shipping are offset by investments in climate protection projects around the world.

And the Packset special editions are also produced climate neutrally. Browse here and find more information about our current special edition Maya the Bee. 

Important tips for safe and correct packaging can be found here:

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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. 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.

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More information for business customers

Climate-friendly shipping

Have your company make a sustainable contribution with GoGreen.

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Climate friendly receiving for your customers

Save CO2 with DHL's receiving services.

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*Offsetting of transport-generated carbon emissions through investment in climate protection projects.