DHL Global Forwarding launches GoGreen Plus service to reduce emission
The introduction of Deutsche Post DHL Group's decarbonized GoGreen Plus product line is a significant step toward making the global logistics business greener and more sustainable.
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight expert of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, is expanding its GoGreen Plus Service to deliver genuine emissions savings through carbon offsets.
Following the successful launch of the GoGreen Plus Service for clients may now simply offset their CO2 emissions for air freight across all trade lanes and ocean freight. Following the one atmosphere method, emissions are decreased by substituting sustainable fuel for the quantity of conventional fossil fuel required.
Customers may readily select which elements of their supply chain to actually decarbonize. The GoGreen Plus Service is simple to add while ordering online, such as an air freight cargo using the myDHLi client platform. The introduction of Deutsche Post DHL Group's decarbonized GoGreen Plus product line is a significant step toward making the global logistics business greener and more sustainable. Other divisions are also developing their GoGreen Plus Service, which is part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group's sustainability strategy and is intended to be a Group-wide service offering.
"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," says Thomas Mack, Global Head of Air Freight at DHL Global Forwarding.
The GoGreen Plus Service is based on the displacement principle: the more customers book the service; the more alternative fuel or clean technology is used - making transport chains greener step by step.
Following this principle, the appropriate amount of biofuel is purchased for the respective air or ocean freight shipment and used in the partners' ships and aircrafts. Just recently, DHL Global Forwarding ordered large volumes of sustainable aviation fuel through Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and United Airlines' Eco Skies Alliance.
The emission reductions also help DHL's customers to work towards their climate targets. With the "Book & Claim" mechanism, DHL can pass on the benefits of lower greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 3 emissions) to its customers.
With the mission to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 (Mission 2050), Deutsche Post DHL Group strives for clean operations for climate protection. The new product offering GoGreen Plus is part of the Group's mid-term sustainability roadmap for 2030 and contributes to the sub-target of having at least 30 percent of fuel requirements covered by sustainable fuels. To reduce CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, the Group will spend EUR7 billion in sustainable fuel and clean technologies by 2030.