DHL official logistics partner for 2009 climate conference in Copenhagen
DHL supplies carbon neutral shipments to conference and for delegatesCopenhagen, 05/13/2009, 11:30 AM CEST
With its climate protection programme GoGreen the Group has set itself ambitious targets.
The contract was signed today by Greg Michael, Country Manager DHL Express Denmark and Svend Olling, Head of Department from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The official cooperation includes carbon neutral shipment of global express parcels before and during the conference for delegates, participants and organizers. All GoGreen shipments will also be branded with a sticker highlighting the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15).
Greg Michael, Country Manager DHL EXPRESS Denmark said: "I am very proud that DHL Express has been selected as the official logistics partner and supplier of carbon neutral shipments for COP15. The environment matters to us and we have a very sound GOGREEN environmental program in place.
With the carbon neutral shipment service, we will be able to offer an environmentally sound contribution not just to COP 15, but also towards a more sustainable future for our planet."
Svend Olling, Head of Department said: "There is a lot at stake for our planet at COP15. As a host country, Denmark is well aware of its responsibility. This includes the importance of providing the best possible infrastructure for the conference and its delegations. To this end, we have teamed up with DHL in creating the possibility for delegates to ship essential conference items in a fast and reliable way. We are particularly happy that our partnership with DHL includes a carbon offset solution to make the shipments less damaging to the environment and climate".
DHL Express Europe CEO Scott Price added:" We are committed to play our part in protecting the environment. Our GoGreen Environmental Program encompasses many key initiatives such as moving to alternative vehicles wherever possible plus researching and implementing alternative solutions from transport to fuels on an ongoing basis. In our business we are the first major company to set a quantifiable climate protection target."
With its climate protection programme GoGreen, the first of its kind in the industry, the Group has set itself ambitious targets. By 2020 Deutsche Post DHL aims to raise the carbon efficiency of its own activities and those of its subcontractors by 30%. In other words, the carbon footprint per mail item, tonne of shipments or square metre of used space is to be cut by almost one third over 2007 levels.
In a first step, the carbon efficiency of the Group's own business activities will be boosted by 10% by 2012. Measures include optimising the air and vehicle fleet, raising energy efficiency, developing innovative technologies, encouraging employees to reduce their carbon footprint and getting customers and subcontractors on board.
The 15th conference (COP15) of the Parties under the United Nations Climate Change Convention will take place from 7th - 18th December 2009 in the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark.