DHL Global Mail introduces new option for carbon neutral shipping and mailing
With GoGreen Carbon Offset service, USPS Workshare partner sets new standard for mail services providers in U.S.Weston, Florida, 01/13/2010, 06:00 PM CET
The service allows Global Mail customers to offset the CO2 emissions produced during the delivery of their shipments.
Eco-conscious companies can now choose a new method of shipping and mailing that supports their environmental protection goals. Today, DHL Global Mail became the first mail services provider in the U.S. to enable customers to send shipments in a way that leaves a net zero carbon footprint.
Global Mail is pleased to introduce the GOGREEN Carbon Offset service, a carbon neutral shipping and mailing option for materials sent within the U.S. This voluntary service allows Global Mail customers to offset the CO2 emissions produced during the delivery of their shipments by paying a small fee to help fund climate protection projects. Available for all of the company's domestic shipping and mailing products, this new offering is part of the GoGreen climate protection program - an initiative of Deutsche Post DHL, Global Mail's corporate parent.
"Many of our customers share our commitment to the environment, and they voiced their desire for a more eco-friendly mailing option," said Lee Spratt, CEO of DHL Global Mail - Americas. "GOGREEN helps our customers reduce their carbon footprints in a practical and transparent way, while expanding Global Mail's own climate protection efforts."
GoGreen climate protection program
All aspects of the GOGREEN service will be reviewed and verified annually by SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance) according to the principles of ISO 14064. Based in Switzerland, SGS is a global inspection, verification, testing and certification company with offices in over 1,100 locations in 140 countries. SGS will also verify the certificates that GOGREEN customers will receive from DHL annually to recognize their participation.
Besides this new carbon neutral service, Global Mail promotes sustainability under the GoGreen program in many other ways, such as participating in the EPA's SmartWay Transport Partnership program. Global Mail's Workshare partnership with the U.S. Postal Service also offers environmental advantages. Since local USPS carriers deliver Global Mail customers' domestic shipments on their regular routes with the rest of the mail, there's no need for the extra vehicle trips a courier would make to deliver the same items. Additionally, the USPS operates the country's largest civilian fleet of alternative fuel-capable vehicles.
For details on the climate protection projects funded by GOGREEN fees, visit the DHL Innovation Center website.