DPD UK to lead Zoom webinar on urban air pollution

Delivery company DPD UK is to lead a Zoom panel discussion looking at how to reduce air pollution in cities. Sharing the latest research from DPD and other major companies, the aim of the webinar is to address the need for better air quality in urban environments.

The panel discussion will be hosted by BBC Radio 5 Live’s Rachel Burden and include: Dr Francis Pope, Professor of atmospheric science, University of Birmingham; Oliver Lord, head of policy and campaigns, Environmental Defense Fund; Geraint Davies MP, chair of APPG – Air Pollution; Olly Craughan, head of CSR, DPD; and Tom Byrne, head of sustainability, ASOS.

DPD is one of the delivery industry leaders where it comes to tackling urban air pollution. It has more than 700 EV vans on the road and in October last year announced plans to use only low- and zero-emissions delivery vehicles in 25 of the UK’s largest towns and cities by 2025.

Dwain McDonald, DPD UK’s CEO, commented, “At DPD, we’re working hard to become the greenest delivery company on the planet. We’ve taken some giant steps already in terms of our investment in green vehicles, our work developing smarter urban delivery systems and in developing more sustainable solutions for our energy use, packaging and waste. We’ve also been very vocal about the barriers holding us and other enlightened operators back.

“As a result, we want to continue to increase the debate around some of these issues and shine a spotlight on the best practice in the field of sustainability. This event aims to explore some of the steps being taken to improve air quality, both by DPD and others in the public and private sector. We have gathered a great line-up of speakers, who will outline the innovative methods their organizations are employing to track air quality and what must still be done to improve it.

“Our hope is that this event will help inform the wider debate, forge new working relationships and hopefully help drive further innovation that can move us all closer to solving the challenges of creating cleaner cities.”

The event, which is free to attend and open to all, will take place between 11am and 12:30pm (GMT) on February 25.  To register, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8716049249904/WN_IlsqoVyOSFiLf6vN3CUWvg