Power consumption at Deutsche Post DHL Group in 2016¹PwC
Energy consumption in our buildings and facilities in 2016 was 3,489 kWh – a 12% increase over the previous year. The share of electricity from renewable sources remains at over 60%. In Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the UK, and the US, we refrain almost entirely from using electricity from conventional energy sources and obtain over 90% of our energy needs from renewable sources. Through our use of renewable energy we were able to save 0.44 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2016. The multi-year overview of the complete energy consumption data can be found in the Annex of this report.
In addition to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency, we are also intent on reducing noise pollution. At sites located in or near residential areas, our local management works closely together with residents and other stakeholders to ensure that noise pollution caused by our business activity is reduced to an acceptable minimum.