- 4 January 2022
- Transport / Logistics Services
European mail and logistics giant Deutsche Post is now offsetting all carbon emissions generated by its mail transport operations at no extra cost to its customers.
Deutsche Post’s GoGreen carbon offsetting programme was offered to customers for an extra fee, and was only open to customers with a shipping volume of at least 50,000 items a year. According to the postal operator this should achieve a CO2 saving of more than 300,000 tonnes a year.
GoGreen will still be offered as an add-on option to domestic advertising and press products, that are not otherwise included in this policy change. Ole Nordhoff, Chief Marketing Officer at Deutsche Post: “Climate protection is a core focus issue for Deutsche Post. Already today we have, by far, the largest fleet of electric delivery vans, electric-powered bicycles and cargo bikes providing the industry’s most climate-friendly mail and parcel delivery service. And for years, our parcel customers have responded very positively to the climate-friendly shipping we have provided for all private-customer parcels. Now we are introducing this to our mail operations as well and making our entire mail transport greener. This also helps our business customers make their mail correspondence with end customers greener.”
The postal operator allows customers using GoGreen to print its logo on their publicity, helping with their own publicity on sustainability issues.