Development of carbon efficiency¹PwC
In the reporting year, we adjusted the weighting of the respective divisional carbon efficiencies that are included in the CEX calculation. As before, the weighting is calculated using absolute carbon emissions, but emissons figures are now adjusted to reflect efficiency gains. In the past, because of these weightings, positive developments in the divisions were not appropriately reflected in the carbon efficiency performance indicator. As an example, over the past years the Global Forwarding, Freight division has been able to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its ocean freight business. This development, however, reduced the division’s weighting in the carbon efficiency calculation. The figures from the base year 2007 until 2015 have been uniformly adjusted accordingly. For this period, the cumulative effect was four index points.
In 2016 our overall CEX value reached 30%. We have thus achieved our original climate protection goal ahead of schedule. Because our networks already operate at a high level of efficiency and our fleets and buildings already use state-of-the-art technologies, achieving significant efficiency gains year on year will be increasingly difficult. We nevertheless expect to improve carbon efficiencyA ratio index used by Deutsche Post DHL Group to manage the greenhouse gas emissions of its business operations, whereby emissions resulting from fuel and energy consumption are assessed in relation to services rendered (e.g. quantities/volumes of letters, parcels, pallets or containers). by one index point in 2017. As part of our vision for 2050, our goal is to increase our carbon efficiency by 50% compared to 2007 levels by 2025.