DHL reduces carbon footprint

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Deutsche Post DHL, parent company of DHL Express, the world’s leading express services provider, has achieved a 16-percent improvement in its carbon efficiency since it launched its GoGreen program in 2008.

The company said that it is more than halfway its target of a 30-percent carbon efficiency improvement by 2020.

It added that despite its increased volume of services, it has been producing less carbon dioxide, improving its carbon efficiency by 7.4 percent in 2013 over the previous year.

In a statement, Jerry Hsu, chief executive officer of DHL Express Asia Pacific, said that, “Demand for DHL Express services has increased in Asia Pacific. Last year, we saw a double-digit growth in volume, yet overall we managed to achieve a 7.4-percent year-on-year improvement in carbon efficiency.”

A major contributor to the company’s improved carbon efficiency in the region is its fleet modernization, such as the introduction of new and more fuel efficient vehicles in ground operations.

Over 500 vehicles in Asia Pacific were replaced with new units that feature innovative systems like GPS (global positioning system) and telematics to help monitor, measure, analyze and improve the carbon efficient behavior of drivers, in addition to continued efforts on route optimization and asset utilization.

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