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DHL’s CO2 Efficiency Program Paces Asia Pacific Volume Growth

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— Region notches up 6 per cent carbon efficiency[1] improvements in 2013 over 2012 with star performer China achieving 17 per cent

SINGAPORE, Nov. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DHL Express, the world’s leading cross-border express services provider, has improved its carbon efficiency year-on-year inAsia Pacific for the 5th consecutive year despite a double-digit growth in volume of 10 per cent. Standout country performer was China with a 17 per cent improvement in CO2 efficiency followed the Philippines (15 per cent) and Australia (12 per cent).

In total, Deutsche Post DHL, parent company of DHL, has now achieved a 18 percent improvement in its carbon efficiency since the GoGreen program’s baseline year 2007 and is over halfway to meeting its target of a 30 per cent CO2 efficiency improvement by 2020.[2] In 2013, via its GoGreen-program which DPDHL provides for its customers, about 2.4 billion GoGreen shipments were sent and more than 190,000 tons of CO2 were offset.

Jerry Hsu, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said: “We’ve crossed the halfway point in our group-wide program to achieve a 30 per cent CO2 efficiency improvement by 2020. Across Asia Pacific we have accelerated our investment in new vehicles, in more fuel-efficient engines with lower emissions including electric and battery operated ones. These have contributed to keeping us on track but what is making an equally powerful contribution — and one that will become even more significant as the program enters its later stages — is the commitment shown by our staff in every country to adopt practices, offer suggestions and solutions that make our business more sustainable despite increasing volumes by 10 per cent across the region.”

In Asia Pacific, modernizing transport fleets region-wide to employ new vehicles with cleaner technology and better fuel efficiency continues to yield CO2 success particularly in China, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. In China, DHL Express replaced 405 vehicles with Euro IV engines, while over 22 per cent of the fleet in the Philippines have been upgraded to more fuel efficient units. Campaigns to promote fuel-efficient eco-driving and better route planning continue to motivate staff and garner great support in countries such as Vietnam with its Best Fuel Saver competition and Australia’s Efficient Driving campaign.

In addition to targeting all vehicles, efficiencies have also been achieved region-wide through more efficient ground operations, energy-efficient buildings, better climate-control management and new IT equipment from printers to servers. In Australia and New Zealand, an IT server consolidation program removed over 100 servers (physical & virtual) from the system. As well as reducing maintenance cost, power savings were considerable leading to a 31 per cent reduction in power in Australia’s server room, equivalent to 56,000 kilograms of CO2 per year.

Among other top performers of CO2 efficiency improvement are Singapore (11 per cent), India (11 per cent), andVietnam (6 per cent).

In 2012, CO2 efficiency improvement over 2011 registered 7.4 per cent[2] across Asia Pacific with top performing countries Thailand and Australia. DHL Express Asia Pacific started the assessment of its carbon footprint from energy consumption in real estate and ground transport to measure and improve carbon efficiency through abatement programs. This program was first introduced by DHL Express in 2008 and now covers over 1,000 facilities in 27 markets across Asia-Pacific.


[1] Includes Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol Scope 1 & 2 CO2 emissions on the ground, but excludes all aviation CO2 emissions.

[2] Reduction is for the Group’s own operations and those of its transportation subcontractors, compared to 2007 levels

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DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and transportation industry and “The logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, national and international parcel delivery, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation as well as contract and e-commerce related solutions along the entire supply chain. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and around 315,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their shipping and supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenues of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

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Source: DHL

Written by asiafreshnews

November 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Posted in Logistics

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