Deutsche Post World Net seeks patent for GoGreenBonn, 09/26/2006, 11:30 AM CEST
Deutsche Post World Net has filed for a patent for its GoGreen concept. The aim of the concept is to offer carbon-neutral shipping for DHL products for business and private customers, in order to cut CO2 emissions. All CO2 emissions generated in the transportation of GoGreen small parcels and packages are first calculated and then compensated for in the system. This compensation can be achieved through environmental protection projects and activities. As part of its environmental efforts, Deutsche Post World Net has introduced a system of carbon management within the Group. The system is comparable to the credit and debit system in financial banking; this carbon management process tracks the CO2 emissions of GoGreen packages offsetting them against environmental protection projects.
The transparency and credibility of the GoGreen concept have already been reviewed and certified by an independent external certification organization. In addition, business customers receive certificates showing the level of reduced emissions. Deutsche Post World Net is investing a major part of its environmental protection contribution in its own projects on the use of alternative vehicles and fuels. The Group also supports external projects, for example efforts to reduce methane gas in Germany, promotion of solar energy in Southeast Asia and re-forestation of Brazil's Amazon region.
With its GoGreen concept, Deutsche Post World Net is reinforcing its innovative leadership within the logistics sector. Beginning at the end of 2006, these and many more innovations will be researched, developed and launched at the DHL Innovation Center in Troisdorf near Bonn.