Amazing facts and figures on sustainable logistics
Up to 80 % of warehouse energy consumption is due to lighting.
253 million tons of packaging is used annually in the consumer industry - half paper, half plastic. Production of the paper requires 7 million trees to be felled.
Out of 1.62 billion tons of truck emissions in Europe, roughly one quarter are caused by trucks running empty - often due to legal requirements.
While trucks represent just 20 % of the entire Deutsche Post DHL Group vehicle fleet, they account for 80 % of the Group's road emissions.
38 % of risk managers consider the availability and price of fuel and power as one of the top future risks for companies.
Starting in January 2012, aviation will be the first transport-related industry to be included in the EU Emissions Trading System. Additionally, the European Union's "Single European Sky II" package is expected to deliver carbon emissions savings of up to 12 %.
The number of GOGREEN CO2 neutral shipments by Deutsche Post DHL Group almost quintupled from 2008 to 2009 - from 145 million to 704 million.
63 % of business customers believe that logistics will become a strategic lever for CO2 abatement.
84 % of consumers in China, India, Malaysia and Singapore say they would accept a higher price for green products - compared to only 50% in Western countries.
In 2009, the logistics industry generated roughly 10 % of Europe's GDP.
Companies rated best-in-class in terms of environmental, social and governance practices outperform low-sustainability companies by up to 8%.
Aerodynamic drag is responsible for 40 % of the fuel consumption of heavy duty trucks at motorway speeds.
"Climate change" leads the list by far of the most prominent global challenges among respondents in Asia (China, India) - 70 % of end consumers surveyed there say it belongs to the most serious problems facing the world.