DHL Launches Service for Air Cargo Clients to Address Carbon Impact of Shipping
Logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL Group announced the launch of its GoGreen Plus service for DHL Aviation, the international airline of DHL Express. This optional service will allow air cargo customers to lower their Scope 3 emissions through the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
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 offer real emissions reductions through carbon “insetting,” enabling shippers to replace conventional fossil fuels with sustainable fuels or clean technologies, such as SAF.
DHL air cargo customers globally will have the option to use the GoGreen Plus service from June 2023. Choosing to use the service means they will be able to customize their reduction of carbon emissions and the amount of SAF they use.
Scaling the use of sustainable aviation fuels forms a significant part of DHL’s Sustainability Roadmap. Launched in 2021, the roadmap includes a series of decarbonization and environmental sustainability commitments encompassing the introduction of more ambitious climate targets and linking executive compensation to ESG goals. DHL’s targets include using at least 30% of SAF blending for all air transport by 2030.
DHL Express announced last year that it had entered two of the largest-ever sustainable aviation fuel deals, sourcing more than 800 million liters of SAF from suppliers bp and Neste over the next five years. The SAF supplied by bp and Neste are produced from waste oils, and can provide lifecycle greenhouse gas emission reductions of up to 80% over its lifecycle compared with conventional jet fuel.
Ingrid Raj, SVP, Global Head Aviation Commercial, DHL Express, said:
“Insetting through GoGreen Plus allows customers to bring down their Scope 3 emissions, the indirect greenhouse gas emissions that occur in a company’s value chain, including downstream transportation and distribution. With the introduction of GoGreen Plus, we empower our air cargo customers to make more sustainable choices and embolden their contribution to reducing carbon emissions.”