Tetra Pak and DHL in alliance for reduced emissions
The global packaging company opts for DHL's environmental service, GoGreenStockholm, 10/10/2007, 11:30 AM CEST
DHL, the world's leading express and logistics provider, and Tetra Pak have entered into broad cooperation in the environmental field. The arrangement means that all express shipments from Sweden will be handled via DHL's unique environmental service, GOGREEN.
GOGREEN is a carbon-neutral shipping service. This means that DHL measures the carbon dioxide emissions caused by a customer's shipments and then neutralizes emissions by an equivalent amount somewhere else in the world. To calculate the emissions from different flights, DHL uses a specially developed and patented program.
For almost thirty years, Tetra Pak and DHL have collaborated closely and very successfully in the transport field. They took a further significant step recently when Tetra Pak decided to opt for DHL's environmental service, GOGREEN. The first stage will cover all express shipments from Sweden.
"Our largest express stream is out of Sweden, which makes it natural to test GOGREEN here first. In the fall, we will start to evaluate the environmental cooperation with DHL, and if all goes well, we expect to expand our commitment to GOGREEN", says Johan Borglin, the buyer at Tetra Pak.
The reduction of carbon emission is enabled through investments in different environmental projects. It can be projects about new technology for vehicles, usage of new alternative fuels, methane extraction, sun panels. The whole process for CO2-calculations for reducing the emissions through various projects is annually checked by the well known certifying and verifying company, SGS in Switzerland.
For Tetra Pak, environmental investments are an important issue within the company.
"As Tetra Pak grows, so we transport more and more goods. We want to use forwarders who can help us to grow without increasing our carbon dioxide emissions. In this situation, GOGREEN is seen as a natural step. For ten years now, we have ranked forwarders, and companies that do not manage to live up to our high environmental standards are automatically dropped," says Agneta Melin, Tetra Pak's environmental manager for the Nordic region and the Baltic republics.