Deutsche Post transports carbon-neutral mail
- Deutsche Post first company to offer carbon-neutral mail for private customers
- Following on from parcels for business and private customers, now available the CO2-neutral Plusbrief
- Price of Plusbrief remains stable even with environmental surcharge
As Germany's leading mail service operator, Deutsche Post now offers private customers the option of sending carbon-neutral mail. From December 1, 2007, PLUSBRIEF mail will be sent carbon-neutral, at no extra cost for private customers. The PLUSBRIEF product comprises an envelope with its own printed special stamp and is available in practical sets. With the new GOGREEN Service all CO 2 emissions produced during the transport of PLUSBRIEF products will be offset by means of in-house measures or through external projects. Carbon-neutral PLUSBRIEF sets are available at 13,500 Deutsche Post retail outlets or online either at: www.deutschepost.de/efiliale or www.plusbrief.de. In future the PLUSBRIEF sets will carry the GOGREEN logo, too.
"PLUSBRIEF GOGREEN gives our private customers the chance to do their bit for the environment," says Ingo Bohlken, Board Member for MAIL Germany. Deutsche Post World Net is the first express and logistics group to develop a method to offset the carbon dioxide emissions produced during transport and to calculate such emissions down to the last gram. The Carbon Management system developed at the DHL Innovation Center is monitored by SGS, a leading international accreditation body based in Switzerland.
The PLUSBRIEF GOGREEN sets are the latest innovation within the CO 2 -neutral GOGREEN product family. Since 2006 private customers have had the option of sending PLUSPÄCKCHEN products CO 2 -neutral by using the additional GOGREEN service. Also, private customers can send parcels CO 2 -neutral by using the online franking service. This service has been available to business customers since 2005 for shipments anywhere in Europe.
Within the Group too Deutsche Post is working hard to improve its environmental record still further. With the implementation of an environmental management system for mail and parcels, a whole series of measures have been launched which will all help dramatically lower CO 2 emissions during transport and reduce power and heating consumption as well as waste. Certification of the group's integrated quality and environmental management system to DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 is scheduled for July 2008.