Green products & services
To meet our customers' needs we are offering a growing portfolio of green products and services. The so-called GOGREEN products and services include everything from Carbon Reports to Green Optimization or Climate Neutral Services.
Offsetting emissions with Climate Neutral products and services
With Climate Neutral products and services we offset our customers' greenhouse gas emissions generated by the transport of their shipments through officially recognized climate protection projects. Business customers receive an annual certificate documenting the total amount of emission offset. When selecting the climate protection projects we rely on high quality standards - for a better climate.
The number of carbon-neutral mail, parcel and express shipments in the reporting year increased to about 2.42 billion (previous year: 1.86 billion); this represents a 30 % rise over the previous year's figures. For those shipments and the GoGreen customers of DHL Global Forwarding / DHL Freight and DHL Supply Chain, a total of 179,898 tonnes of carbon were offset. SGS Verification Statement
As of 2014, we calculate our climate neutral products and services' emissions based on the current product standard "Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Lifecycle Accounting and Reporting". Thus, further relevant greenhouse gas emissions next to CO2 are included, as well as upstream emissions from the production and transport of energy and fuels. Emissions calculation and offset are annually verified by an independent auditing company.
Transparency along the supply chain
The product Carbon Report provides business customers with an individual report of their greenhouse gas emissions generated by their Deutsche Post DHL transports.
We offer an additional reporting product for our customers in the GLOBAL FORWARDING, FREIGHT and EXPRESS division - the "Carbon Dashboard" - an online version of the Carbon Report. The product's special simulation feature helps customers understandthe relationship between their emission footprint and their choices of transport mode and product type.
As of 2014 the emission calculation for Carbon Reports is based on the current product standards "Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Lifecycle Accounting and Reporting". Thus further relevant greenhouse gas emissions besides CO2 are reported along the supply chain and customers get transparency on upstream emissions from energy and fuel. Additionally, the Carbon Reports for customers from EXPRESS and GLOBAL FORWARDING, FREIGHT follow the current European standard EN 16258.
The new accounting and reporting standards result in an improved transparency and support customers in controlling their logistic chain's environmental impact and costs. The calculation methodology for Carbon Reports is annually verified by an independent auditing company.
Green Optimization along the entire supply chain
With a focus on our customers' supply chains, our Green Optimization services draw on extensive expertise in the area of carbon efficiency improvement to identify measures along their supply chains with the greatest carbon reducing potential. We also implement the solutions once selected.