- 22 December 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
German logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL Group has introduced a global DHL Green Carrier Certification. This will reward road transport subcontractors for their efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
The logistics giant has committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and ground transport accounts for 21% of its CO2e emissions. While adopting lower carbon transport solutions for its own fleet, DHL is to support its subcontractors to do the same via the Green Carrier Certification.
“Decarbonizing trade lanes and supply chains is a joint effort and has to be built on transparency and collaboration. With our DHL Green Carrier Certification, we have implemented uniform and transparent criteria when it comes to cooperating with our ground carriers going forward. This approach brings us all another step closer to our ambitious goal of true climate-neutral transport,” Andreas Mündel, Senior Vice President Strategy & Operation Programs at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
The effort comes as part of Deutsche Post DHL’s €7 billion investment in reducing its carbon emissions between now and 2030.