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2012/02/09/(Thu)

DHL provides green logistics for Denmark's EU presidency [Integrator]

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DHL Freight offers GoGreen road services for carbon neutral transportation
DHL Express provides worldwide GoGreen courier servicest

DHL will be the official logistics partner during Denmark's EU presidency. All Danish Ministries will use DHL's carbon-neutral GoGreen products and services, so reducing the direct environmental impact of the meeting activities as well as setting a signal for social and economic responsibility. Across its business units, DHL responded to a sponsorship invitation from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs requesting the sponsorship of "Sustainable Products and CleanTech solutions."

After DHL Express had already been working closely with the Danish Government during the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP 15), DHL is now expanding this partnership by serving the Danish needs with both its DHL Express and DHL Freight business units. While DHL Freight will handle all road-based logistics, DHL Express is providing its worldwide courier services.

"It is a great honor for us to provide our environmentally friendly services to the Danish Ministries. We are convinced that our GoGreen products are a perfect match to support the presidency to reach their sustainability goals", says Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL.

Danish Presidency is expected to be certified as sustainable
The GoGreen services of DHL Freight and DHL Express are part of the Danish Presidency's sustainability initiatives. The Danish Presidency is arranged according to the ISO20121 standard and is expected to be the first Presidency to be certified as sustainable. With the carbon-neutral GoGreen services, DHL will neutralize all CO2 emissions from the shipments and transports by purchasing carbon credits from internationally recognized climate protection projects.

Deutsche Post DHL was the world's first logistics company to offer carbon neutral shipping services for its customers. As part of its sustainable business and corporate responsibility efforts, the company is continuing to extend its portfolio of CO2 neutral products.

Deutsche Post DHL is committed to minimizing the impact of its business on the environment. With its environmental protection programme GoGreen, the first of its kind in the industry, the Group has set itself ambitious targets. By 2020 Deutsche Post DHL aims to improve the carbon efficiency of its own activities and those of its subcontractors by 30%.

A year ahead the deadline Deutsche Post DHL reached its interim target- a CO2 efficiency improvement of its own activities of 10 percent by 2012. By 2020 the carbon footprint per mail item, transported ton kilometre or square metre of used space is to be cut by almost one third over 2007 levels. Measures include optimizing the air and vehicle fleet, increasing energy efficiency, developing innovative technologies and encouraging employees to reduce carbon.

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