Logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight business DHL Global Forwarding announced today that it is expanding its supply chain emission reduction service, GoGreen Plus, to air freight, following the program’s implementation on its ocean freight service.
DHL’s GoGreen service provides shippers with the option of climate-neutral shipping through investments in internationally recognized climate protection projects to offset emissions generated during transport. GoGreen Plus aims to provide real emissions reductions through carbon “insetting,” enabling shippers to replace conventional fossil fuels with sustainable fuel.
The new program forms part of DHL’s sustainability roadmap for 2030, launched last year, and contributes to the sub-target of having at least 30% of fuel requirements covered by sustainable fuels. As part of the roadmap, the company is also planning on investing €7 billion in opex and capex over the next ten years to reduce CO2 emissions, with a focus on alternative aviation fuels, among others.
The company has said that it aims to introduce further options and emissions-reduced products to enable customers to contribute to sustainability and reduce absolute CO2 emissions, and DHL stated that other divisions are also in the process of developing their GoGreen Plus service.
Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight at DHL Global Forwarding, said:
“Every airplane and vessel emit their exhaust gases into the same atmosphere, and it is not decisive on which route or which means of transport biofuels are used. From a technological standpoint, our GoGreen Plus Service is currently the simplest, most efficient and sustainable way to reduce CO2 emissions in transportation. As one of the world’s leading logistics service providers, we see it as our responsibility to lead the way to greener transportation and to set a good example for others to follow.”