Shipping and logistics company DHL announced numerous enhancements to its premium LTL shipping service, Eurapid, including making the service climate neutral. The company also extended the service to cover 95 percent of all business addresses within 25 countries in Europe, and added a new Pre-10 delivery option in defined zip-code areas.

In order to provide a carbon neutral service, emissions caused by Eurapid shipments are fully offset in recognized climate protection projects, without extra costs to customers. According to DHL, the offset CO2 emissions encompass those produced during the handling and transport of a shipment, including upstream emissions from energy provision, and are calculated using a verified measurement process.

The company stated that with this initiative, it is aiming to contribute to certified climate neutralization along customers’ supply chains, with certification based on the Kyoto Protocol’s “Clean Development Mechanism” (CDM) criteria, and meeting CDM standards and/or carrying the “The Gold Standard” or “Voluntary Carbon Standard” in combination with “The Climate, Community and Biodiversity Project Design Standards”.

Uwe Brinks, CEO DHL Freight, said:

“With continued growth in global trade there is a growing need for environmentally friendly solutions. To remain ahead of our competitors, protecting the environment and acting sustainably is key along the entire supply chain. DHL Freight Eurapid provides our customers a green state-of-the-art premium LTL service for their road freight shipments. However, the new features are just another proof for our engagement to offer the highest possible level of quality, speed and reliability within our services while improving our ecological footprint. In line with our ‘Mission 2050 – Zero Emissions’, we are already able to fully offset emissions and offer certified climate neutralization of all shipments via Eurapid.”