DPDgroup – carbon emissions down 11.2% since 2013

Even while its parcel volumes grew by 10% in 2017, DPDgroup’s carbon emissions fell by 1.6% by comparison to 2016, and 11.2% by comparison to those of 2013.

DPDgroup say this has been achieved in using alternative fuel vehicles as well as through fuel efficient driving techniques. It also optimises routes and maximises load capacity in its fleet. The introduction of new service like DPD Predict – which lets recipients know the exact timeslot their parcel will arrive – also helps to reduce emissions because it cuts on waiting around and failed deliveries.

DPDgroup also flagged up its use of cargo bikes and inner-city micro depots in Germany.

Paul-Marie Chavanne, President and CEO of GeoPost/DPDgroup, commented: “As a delivery ex­pert, our actions are designed to be the most efficient possible, thus we focus on areas where we can make the biggest difference and support the key changes of our society.

“In support of urban logistics projects, all Eu­ropean business units began building tailored urban logistics schemes, by adopting new ur­ban locations and opting for low carbon trans­port alternatives. This is a crucial step to better contribute to reducing pollution and conges­tion in city centres.”