SINGAPORE, Apr. 25 /PR Newswire Asia/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, was honored with the Product Excellence award at the 4th Annual Global CSR Awards 2012, Asia’s most prestigious recognition awards programme for corporate social responsibility. The award recognizes the company for its efforts in minimizing the environmental impact of shipping goods around the world with its GOGREEN service.
Starting in 2006, DHL was the first logistics company to introduce a carbon neutral shipping service – the GOGREEN Carbon Neutral service. Today, the service covers letters, parcels and express deliveries, and recently, freight shipments. This service calculates CO2 emissions produced during the shipping process, which DHL then offsets through investments in external climate protection projects in India, China, Brazil, Nicaragua and Turkey.
Jerry Hsu, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express Asia Pacific, says, ‘Energy efficiency and climate change are the greatest ecological challenges faced by the transportation industry. As the world’s leading express and logistics company, we recognize our responsibility and have been committed to addressing these environmental challenges with innovative eco-friendly shipping options. In 2006, DHL Express was the first division to offer 100 percent carbon neutral shipping service with the GOGREEN Carbon Neutral service. Today, we partner with some of the world’s leading organizations in rolling out region-wide carbon offsetting and emission reduction programs. These programs have supported our customers in their corporate sustainability goals, heightened their environmental credibility and made a positive impact on climate change.’
In 2010, DHL sent 1.7 billion GOGREEN shipments across all business units and in the process offset around 82,000 tonnes of CO2 for its customers. In the same year, the Express division in Asia Pacific achieved double-digit improvements with CO2 efficiency(1) up 14.1 per cent compared to 2009.
‘We are pleased and honored to be recognized for our efforts in supporting our customers’ sustainability agenda. The combination of DHL Global Forwarding’s long-standing carbon accounting expertise and strong track record in neutralizing the emissions of its customers, make our unique GOGREEN product offering second-to-none in terms of quality and reliability,’ adds Kelvin Leung, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific.
In 2010, DHL Global Forwarding launched three environmentally friendly products, enabling its customers to obtain a new Carbon Footprint Report, which offers a detailed overview of the CO2 emissions generated by their shipments per trade lane. Customers can also order a Carbon Offsetting of their shipments where the generated CO2 emissions are offset via certified external climate protection projects. To provide customers with clear and transparent analyses of emissions associated with their shipments, DHL Global Forwarding also offers customers the GOGREEN Carbon Dashboard, an easily accessed IT platform.
The GOGREEN services offered by the DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding, Freight divisions form part of the overall environmental protection program of Deutsche Post DHL. Customers of DHL GOGREEN services receive a statement for their CO2 neutral shipments, which they can use in their own value-added chain. The emissions calculations and offsetting for the GOGREEN service are reviewed annually by the independent Societe Generale de Surveillance, in line with the principles of the ISO 14064 standard.
Deutsche Post DHL is the first logistics company to set a specific, quantifiable carbon efficiency target. The group has set itself the target to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2020. The group already reached its interim target of a 10 percent reduction by 2012 ahead of schedule. Moving into the future, DHL also plans to adopt a range of initiatives to achieve the group’s efficiency target. For example, it will replace 90 percent of its air fleet with more fuel-efficient aircraft by 2020. It plans to cut CO2 emissions of its ground fleet through the use of cleaner technologies. It will also improve energy efficiency in its real estate assets, such as hubs, warehouses and offices.
The Global CSR Awards are organized by The Pinnacle Group International to recognize and honor companies for their outstanding, innovative and world-class products, services, projects and programmes implemented in 2011-2012. These projects demonstrate the company’s leadership, sincerity and on-going commitment in incorporating ethical values, compliance with legal requirements, and respect for individuals, communities and the environment in the way they do business. The other award categories for this year include Best Environmental Excellence Award, Best Community Programme Award, Best Workplace Practices and CSR Leadership Award.
(1) Includes Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Scope 1, 2 3 CO2 emissions on
the ground, but excludes all aviation CO2
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DHL – The Logistics company for the world
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