Deutsche Post DHL Group’s approach for implementing environmental management systems
The workflow from posting a vacancy to filling the corresponding position
Air quality degradation from emissions such as nitrous oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulates (PM)
Liquid transport fuels made from renewable sources such as oils derived from fruits or seeds.
The Business of a Better World, a network of more than 250 member companies developing sustainable business strategies and solutions.
The carriage of cargo between two points within a country by a vessel or vehicle registered in another country. Permission to engage in cabotage is, in general, strictly restricted in almost every country.
A noise and emissions classification for aircraft issued by the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection. The higher the CAEP class of an aircraft, the more stringent the restrictions in place. CAEP/6 is currently the highest classification.
Refers to a company's systematic compilation of CO2 and other greenhouse emission data in order to carry out a greenhouse gas emission assessment.
We calculate the emissions of our transport subcontractors by means of operational data from both operational and business intelligence systems, in addition to appropriate emission factors for air transport (NTM), ocean transport (Clean Cargo Working Group) and road transport (Handbook Emission Factors for Road Transport).
Carbon credits are awarded to countries, groups or organizations that have reduced their emissions of greenhouse gases below their emissions quota. Carbon credits can be traded on the international carbon market.
A ratio index used by Deutsche Post DHL Group to manage the CO2 emissions of its business operations, whereby carbon emissions resulting from fuel and energy consumption are assessed in relation to services rendered (e.g. quantities/volumes of letters, parcels, pallets or containers).
The total amount of carbon emissions (or greenhouse gas emissions) produced to directly and indirectly support human activities
The CDM is an arrangement under the Kyoto Protocol allowing industrialized countries with a greenhouse gas reduction commitment to invest in emission reduction ventures in developing countries, where costs may be lower.
Projects creating carbon credits in line with the CDM Mechanism in replacing carbon-intensive with low-carbon technologies and solutions
The joint delivery of letters and parcels by a vehicle in rural areas.
Aircraft owned by a third party but purely operated for Deutsche Post DHL Group
European standard for the calculation of greenhouse gases in logistics.
A core component of our sustainable HR strategy. The aim of diversity management is to create a working environment that allows individuals to contribute their talents and skills regardless of gender, age, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation.
Germany's "Duale Hochschule" system offers a unique combination of academic study and in-company work experience. Characteristically, students pursuing a dual/integrated degree alternate between theory modules at a university and practical training at an organization or company (students hold employment contracts during their dual studies).
An initiative by IATA aimed at reducing cargo paper by replacing documents by electronic messages
System to implement environmental management within a company
Group-wide policy at Deutsche Post DHL Group to ensure environmental compliance and management
Our Employee Opinion Survey is conducted annually to receive feedback from our staff on 11 Key Performance Indicators
These define the acceptable limits for exhaust emissions of new vehicles sold in Member States of the European Union (EU).
The Employer Value Proposition (EVP) describes the benefits and the value that a current and potential employee can expect to receive when choosing Deutsche Post DHL Group as their employer. It also describes the benefits and value to the organization, Deutsche Post DHL Group from employing persons who are attracted by the EVP.
On Global Volunteer Day, Deutsche Post DHL Group encourages its employees to volunteer for local charitable projects.
Our Group-wide environmental protection program and respective green solutions offered to our customers (reporting, consulting, carbon-reduced and carbon-neutral)
Workshop tool of Deutsche Post DHL Group to identify and implement levers to improve resource efficiency on team or site level
Our Group-wide disaster management program
A standard for climate protection projects, implemented by the international non-profit Gold Standard organization
Electricity generated from renewable sources such as solar, wind or water power.
Trucks with an admissible total weight greater than 18 tonnes.
The International Air Transport Association represents, leads and serves the airline industry. Its members comprise all major passenger and cargo airlines.
Guidelines to limit noise from civil aircraft issued by the International Civil Aviation Organization. Aircraft are attributed respective noise limits which are based on engine power; these noise limits are organized in chapters.
The International Energy Agency is an intergovernmental organisation that acts as energy policy advisor to 28 member countries in their efforts to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens.
Intermodal transport involves the movement of freight using at least two different modes of transportation (road, rail, ship, barge or air)
The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.
Standard with internationally recognized requirements for environmental management systems covering such things as life cycle assessments, environmental indicators and environmental performance evaluations.
Standard providing companies with a wealth of measures for the quantification, monitoring, control and verification of greenhouse gas emissions.
LED is a light-emitting diode. Compared to conventional lighting technologies, LED offer many advantages including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved robustness, smaller size, faster switching on and off times, and greater durability and reliability.
Trucks up to an admissible total weight of 7.5 tonnes.
Material issues are topics and indicators that reflect the organization’s significant economic, environmental, and social impacts, or those that would substantively influence the assessments and decisions of stakeholders.
A document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties, indicating an intended common action or approach.
The concept that an initial amount of spending – in this case through the wages paid to Deutsche Post DHL Group employees – leads to additional spending on goods and services, and so results in an increase in national income greater than the initial amount.
A generic term for nitrogen oxides (NO, NO2 and N2O), that are produced during combustion, especially at high temperatures. They are important pollutants in vehicle and aircraft emissions.
A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that spreads through human populations across a large region; for example a continent, or even worldwide.
Group-wide policy at Deutsche Post DHL Group promoting the reduction of paper use and recycled paper as a preferred source
Particulates, particulate matter or fine particles are very small particles emitted by vehicles. They contribute to local air pollution.
The group of components that generate power in a vehicle and deliver it to the road surface, water or air. This includes the engine and transmission, and sometimes the final drive (wheels, caterpillar tracks, propeller, etc.) if they are an integral part of the transmission.
Replacing existing parts of the fleet with newer generations
A revenue tonne kilometer is one tonne (paid-for cargo) transported for a distance of one kilometer.
Direct CO2 emissions from one’s own operations (as classified by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol).
CO2 emissions corresponding to purchased electricity, district heating and cooling (as classified by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol)
In the case of Deutsche Post DHL Group, CO2 emissions from subcontracted transport (as classified by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol).
The Single European Sky is an initiative launched by the European Commission to reform European air traffic management.
The deliberate reduction of vessel cruising speed in order to cut fuel costs.
Intelligent pick-up and delivery vehicles developed by DHL Solutions & Innovations, combining dynamic route planning and innovative communications and information technologies to reduce time and distance driven
The SmartWay (US) brand signifies a partnership among government, business and consumers to protect our environment, reduce fuel consumption, and improve our air quality for future generations
Vehicles up to an admissible total weight of 3.5 tonnes.
The Supply Chain Management Institute is one of the leading research institutes worldwide for Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management. It is part of the EBS Business School.
A generic term for sulfur oxides (including SO2), which are produced during the combustion and refining of raw materials such as coal, oil and metal ores.
Companies providing services on behalf of Deutsche Post DHL Group
A document that sets out the ethical principles to be adhered to by suppliers doing business with a Deutsche Post DHL Group company.
T5 is a type of fluorescent lamp served by electronic ballasts only, used as a popular energy-efficiency measure due to its potential to reduce the amount of electricity used for lighting.
Teardrop-shaped semi-trailer with a curved roof. The aerodynamic form reduces air resistance and fuel consumption.
A financial estimate to help consumers and managers determine direct and indirect costs of a product or system during the full ownership period.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
A global standard and program of approval of credible voluntary offsets, developed by The Climate Group, the International Emissions Trading Association, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
A method of calculating a fuel’s CO2 footprint, which takes into account all the steps required to grow, produce and distribute it.
Winglets are intended to improve the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft by altering the airflow near the wingtips.
An annual event initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourage political action.