Climate change is a serious matter for the DPDgroup, the company has defined in 2018 its new carbon reduction goal – which is to reduce its carbon emissions by 30% by 2025 (per parcel), compared to 2013, making it the most eco-friendly company in the CEP Industry (Courier, Express and Parcel). At the moment, DPD shipping services have reduced their carbon emissions gradually, resulting in -4% compared to 2017, and -15,2% compared to 2013.
In order to do so, the company introduced new emission-neutral Mercedes-Benz vans to their London fleet and it also teamed up with Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) in a sustainable initiative which aims to deliver parcels in a 100% eco-friendly way. Today, 75% of the fleet is at least compliant with the Euro 5 standard and a total of 43 smart urban delivery solutions were deployed in Europe.
One of the reasons why the Brits love to use DPD shipping services is that DPDgroup provides all customers with carbon-neutral parcel shipping at no additional cost. Want to see what effect that had on our environment? Well, the answer is that an impressive 1,2 billion carbon neutral parcels were delivered in 2018, which is something of a wonder compared to the way deliveries were done not more than a decade ago.
“We are paving the way for smart urban logistics by combining best-in-class customer experience with a seamless operational footprint in the city. We constantly adapt our processes to new operating conditions in order to protect the environment and improve quality of life in cities”, said Paul-Marie Chavanne, President and CEO of DPDgroup.
DPDgroup is the CEP Industry world leader on the voluntary carbon offset market.
This makes up almost 3% of all the CO2 emissions voluntarily offset on the European market. is attentive to the needs of each city and gear it’s offering of micro-depots and alternative fleet accordingly. There is no “one size fits all” solution, as each city has different geography, capacity, strategic objectives, and needs: innovative solutions and regulation need to be adapted to each case. For example, DPD UK operates the UK’s first all-electric parcel depot in the city center of London, one of the most highly polluted cities in Europe. The 5,000 square feet facility has the capacity to deliver 2,000 parcels a day, utilizing an all-electric fleet.
The company is ecologically active all over the planet, not just in Europe, as it has created clean power through wind turbines in India. Wind turbines generate electricity which is then licensed to become part of the electricity grid of India.
DPDgroup is responsible for transforming landfill gas into clean energy in Brazil. The major constituent of landfill gas is methane, which has 21 to 25 times the impact of CO2 on the climate.
DPDgroup achieved a Gold Level from EcoVadis. EcoVadis, the international supply chain sustainability rating agency awarded DPDgroup a gold recognition medal for achieving a score of 63.
“We are in the top 12% of companies rated by EcoVadis in the Postal, courier and multi-modal freight transport activities industry. In a parcel volume growth context, we reduced our CO2 emissions per parcel by 4% compared to last year, result of the daily network and services optimization as well as the carbon reduction initiatives impact”, said Dominique Mamcarz, CSR Director of DPDgroup.