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DHL Wins Best Practice Leadership in Energy Management at 2015 Sustainable Business Awards Singapore for the second year

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-DHL’s innovative environmental protection program has made it the industry leader in sustainable logistics

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — DHL, the world’s leading international logistics services provider, has been awarded ‘Best Practice Leadership in Energy Management’ at the 2015 Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) Singapore, marking the second time DHL has been recognized with the award.

Organized by Global Initiatives and PricewaterhouseCoopers, SBA recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence in business sustainability efforts. In the Energy Management category, finalists are judged based on processes and activities that reduce energy bills, improve reliability and minimize pollution and emissions.

DHL was once again recognized for its GoGreen program, made up of a range of regional and global initiatives to reduce the impact of logistics and supply chain processes on the environment. To date, Deutsche Post DHL Group, the parent company of DHL, has achieved a 23% improvement in its carbon efficiency against its 2007 baseline. This marks a continuous improvement in the area of carbon efficiency and yet another big step towards achieving the Group’s goal of improving the carbon efficiency of its operations by 30% by the year 2020 as compared to 2007.

Jerry Hsu, CEO DHL Express Asia Pacific said: “Despite trade volumes growing by 10% last year, DHL Express has managed to maintain its track record of improving carbon efficiency and setting the bar for sustainable logistics in the region. By combining innovative environmental solutions like electric vehicle fleets with baseline targets in areas such as consumption of renewable power, we have been able to remain well on track to meeting our 2020 target of improving carbon efficiency by 30% compared to 2007 levels.”

The jury also recognized DHL for its leadership in sustainability, which is demonstrated through its green service portfolio such as the DHL Carbon Dashboard, an IT application that provides customers substantial information on emission sources from their supply chain. The new 2.0 version launched in 2014 helps logistics decision makers to identify carbon emission pain points and cost improvement areas regarding decisions on transport modes and freight density.

Kelvin Leung, CEO DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, said: “At DHL, we feel a keen duty to lead the market when it comes to embracing sustainability and environmental efficiency measures that create greater value for customers, partners, and communities. This not only shows in how we approach environmental sustainability from an internal perspective, but also with our GoGreen service portfolio. Through the DHL Carbon Dashboard or with our use of ‘Green Carrier Scorecards’ for our subcontractors in air and ocean freight, we make a point to lead the industry by example when it comes to building awareness and practical action on improved sustainability.”

Oscar de Bok, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific said: “Environmental protection is clearly an important priority for our stakeholders, and one which we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to tackle in our end-to-end management of supply chains the world over. Innovation is critical to accomplishing this: collaborations like the Green Transformation Lab, set up by DHL and the Singapore Management University in 2013, increasingly inform how we structure our sustainability efforts to apply throughout the supply chain, not just to its segmented parts.”

DHL was also recognized for its leading role in the creation of the sustainability industry platform Green Freight Asia, a non-profit industry-led network focused on driving sustainable road freight in Asia Pacific to ultimately improve fuel efficiency, reduce CO2e emissions and lower logistics costs across the entire supply chain.

DHL’s GoGreen program is one of the three programs of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s ‘Living Responsibility’ strategy. Each of the programs addresses distinct environmental and social issues, such as protecting the environment (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and improving educational opportunity and employability (GoTeach). Complementing the Group’s Living Responsibility programs is its annual Global Volunteer Day aimed at encouraging employees to donate some of their free time, energy and expertise for the good of the environment and communities in which they live. In addition to employees’ hands-on support on Global Volunteer Day, Deutsche Post DHL Group also offers the Living Responsibility Fund which provides financial support to local charitable projects that employees are involved in.

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DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL’s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With more than 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, they connect people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-commerce, technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.

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Written by asiafreshnews

November 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm

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