Deutsche Post DHL Group's solutions deliver societal value add

As the world's leading transport and logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group connects people and improves their lives. But what does this purpose mean for our everyday lives and to what extend is it relevant to our stakeholders? To showcase our company purpose, we have developed the Impact Wheel – a circular infographic depicting the Deutsche Post DHL Group wheel that turns with a vast range of socially significant products and services serving as its spokes.

Every time the wheel turns, it not only supports our Strategy 2020 goals, but also highlights how our core business activities – especially in the area of environment, health and logistics infrastructure – deliver on behalf of sustainable development worldwide. Thus, it contributes to the UN’s 17 goals for sustainable development (SDGs) which are increasingly becoming the global benchmark for sustainable effort.

With our logistics products and solutions, we specifically contribute to the areas of health, infrastructure and environment:

  • We help to protect our planet by reducing the use of natural resources, decreasing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions as well as reducing noise pollution.

    Noise reduction

    e-Vehicles: Around 1,300 e-vehicles help to reduce noise pollution in inner-city areas.

    Delivery by Bike: Around 24,800 postal delivery bikes contribute to noise reduction in delivery areas.

    Conservation of natural resources

    We work on logistics solutions for waste-free supply chains.

    Electroreturn: Via Electroreturn, so far, 2.3 million mobile phones and 1.2 million ink cartridges have been properly disposed and recycled.

    Choosing Envirosolutions can reduce companies’ waste volume to disposal by up to 95% and turn it into green energy.

    Reduction of CO2 other greenhouse gas emissions & air pollution

    Intermodal: Choosing intermodal transport solutions can save up to 50% of CO2-emmissions.

    DHL Express Bike: In the Netherlands already 10% of express delivery vans have been replaced by bikes, each saving 208 grams of CO2 per km.

    Teardrop Trailer: Over 1,500 aero-dynamic Teardrop Trailers in operation, each consuming around 10% less fuel compared to usual trucks.

    StreetScooter: By end of 2016, approx., 2,000 StreetScooters are planned to be on the road for DPDHL Group.

    Smart Truck: In India 179 SmartTrucks reduce the number of miles travelled by 15%, respectively reducing CO2 emissions.

  • We ensure reliable and in-time provision of medical goods and equipment worldwide incl. temperaturesensitive goods through specialized transport.

    Provide safe and global access to healthcare products

    Global Warehousing Footprint: More  than 160 life science graded warehouses globally supporting patient safety and healthcare globally.

    DHL Thermonet Network: Our global footprint of more than 90 stations supports shipping of more than 100 million kg of temperature sensitive medical goods and equipment with air and ocean modes.

    Road Freight  Coldchain: Connecting Europe by ensuring temparture controlled life science and healthcare products reach their destination safe, on time and as per customer requirement (2 – 8°C or 15 – 25°C).

    Support healthcare/ logistics innovation

    Medical Express: Time definite supply of medical goods and equipments to 200+ countries and territories world-wide and dedicated Medical Express product for specific needs.

    DHL Parcelcopter: Can deliver medical goods to remote or difficult to access areas such as islands or mountainous regions.

    Clinical Trial Depots: Clinical trial depots in 23 countries provide tailored and controlled transport and handling of clinical trial materials supporting life science innovation.

    GAVI: Optimized immunization supply chain by improving access to new and underused vaccines in the developing world.

  • We enable a global flow of mail and goods as well as ensure their local distribution, and we provide secure digital communication.

    Logistics for relief supplies

    Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD): To date, our disaster preparedness workshops have been held at over 30 different airports worldwide with over 500 participants.

    DHL Disaster Response Teams (DRT): So far in more than 30 deployments to over 20 countries worldwide employees managed incoming relief supplies at disaster-struck airports.

    Global and Local Transport and Communication

    Resilience 360: We improve emergency preparedness, enable individual supply chain management and increase speed and efficiency to early detect and overcome supply chain disruptions.

    Global Logistics Network: We enable global trade by making over 220 countries worldwide accessible to our worldwide logistics network, including remote and difficult to access areas.

    E-Post: A high level of encryption allows secure digital communication.

    The Postal Service for Germany: Within Germany, Deutsche Post provides universal postal infrastructure by delivering 61 million letters and 3.9 million parcels to over 44 million households everyday. Deutsche Post is the keeper of postal security.

Dedicated to shared values

The 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report provides an overview of the core action areas and activities addressed by Deutsche Post DHL Group in the area of Corporate Responsibility.