Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - December 21, 2021
DHL Offers Green Carrier Certification
Deutsche Post DHL Group introduced a global DHL Green Carrier Certification to encourage road transport subcontractors in their efforts to become more sustainable.
DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics provider, is currently rolling out the initiative via the online platform in selected countries and regions. The full worldwide rollout will follow in 2022. By certifying its green subcontractors, the logistics provider underlines its responsibility in terms of sustainability and climate change and also creates transparency for its stakeholders.
The company aims to reduce GHG emissions to below 29 million tons by 2030 and net zero by 2050. Ground transport accounts for 21% of the Group's total CO2e emissions. Another important factor is the scope of sustainable transport services provided by the Group's service partners.
“Decarbonizing trade lanes and supply chains is a joint effort and has to be built on transparency and collaboration,” said Andreas Mündel, Senior Vice President Strategy & Operation Programs at Deutsche Post DHL Group in a statement. “With our DHL Green Carrier Certification, we have implemented uniform and transparent criteria when it comes to cooperating with our ground carriers going forward. This approach brings us all another step closer to our ambitious goal of true climate-neutral transport,”
Visibility on transport carriers’ emissions is one of the biggest challenges and key in delivering Science Based Targets. The DHL divisions Express, Freight and Supply Chain jointly developed a standardized program to access the green performance and award the various partners providing ground transport services to the divisions.
The solution allows DHL to effectively manage relationships and reduce emissions: the green carrier certification program helps to identify subcontractors that are already contributing to sustainable logistics, while encouraging even more investment in green technologies to reduce our as well as our carriers and our customers CO2 footprint.
The carriers have to meet the following standards, including having an environmental or sustainability strategy in place, measuring their carbon footprint, and being transparent with their data. In addition to basic technologies such as low rolling resistance tires, aerodynamic enhancements, and idle cut-off, leading green carriers also work with advanced green technologies such as sustainable fuels and alternative drives.
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