Management approach & targetsPwC EN 33, DMA
As a leading logistics company we connect people around the world and are a significant driver of global trade. This generates opportunity and prosperity, but also impacts the environment through greenhouse gas emissions, local air pollutants and noise. We play a leading role in environmentally sustainable logistics and have gained worldwide recognition for our efforts in this area. Our CEO Frank Appel represents Deutsche Post DHL Group as a member of the UN High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport, which has issued recommendations for sustainable logistics. Our involvement has helped contribute to today’s debate on sustainability and drive innovation in the area of sustainable transport.
carbon efficiency achieved
In 2008 we became the first global player in the logistics industry to establish a climate protection target. This goal – to improve our 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 30% over the 2007 baseline by the year 2020 – was achieved in 2016, four years earlier than planned. Looking to the future, we have now set our sights on another ambitious goal: By 2050 we want to reduce all transport-related emissions to net zero and contribute to the two-degree goal established at the 2015 UN Paris Climate Conference (COP 21). Our plan to turn this vision into reality includes four interim targets for 2025:
- We want to increase our carbon efficiency by 50% compared to 2007 levels. This new target is based on the approach taken by the Science Based Targets initiative.
- We want to reduce local air pollution emissions by operating 70% of our own first and last mile services with clean pick-up and delivery solutions, including the use of bicycles and electric vehicles.
- We want more than 50% of our sales to incorporate Green Solutions, making our customers’ supply chains greener.
- We want to train 80% of our employees to become certified GoGreen specialists and actively involve them in our environmental and climate protection activities. This includes joining partners to plant one million trees each year as part of our commitment to forest conservation.
In line with these objectives we continue to develop measures to reduce our own emissions, and we support our customers and subcontractors in reducing the impact of their business on the environment. We develop innovative efficiency measures tailored to specific regions and areas of activity; these measures are then implemented to improve fuel efficiency, optimize our networks and routes, and improve the energy efficiency of our buildings.
We are also involved in a number of initiatives to achieve greater transparency and comparability in the area of greenhouse gas emissions data collection and reporting.
Our efforts in the area of environmental protection are guided by the concept of “Shared Value” – the idea that we can create business value by contributing to society and the environment. One component of the Shared ValueWith our shared value approach, our portfolio of environmentally friendly GoGreen products and diverse carbon efficiency measures allows us to follow through on our responsibility to society and the environment while enhancing the success of our business at the same time. approach is the development of new environmentally-friendly logistics solutions, our GoGreen Solutions, with which we not only fulfill our customers’ expectations and needs, but also contribute to the success of our own business. Due to their importance, our environmental protection activities are anchored in our corporate strategy.
|Focus area||KPI||Target 2016||Status|
|Carbon efficiency||Carbon efficiency index (CEX)||Improve CEX by at least one index point over previous year||Achieved|
|Energy management system||Continue the implementation of an energy management system based on the ISO 50001 standard at sites within the EU
Expand our own 6-Step Approach to environmental management to include the aspect of energy management
Will be met in 2017.
|Local air pollution and noise||Give this area special attention with the goal of developing relevant targets and reviewing the applicability of existing KPIs||Achieved|
|Energy consumption and monitoring systems||Roll out smart metering technology at relevant sites throughout Germany||Achieved|
|Lighting systems||Upgrade all of our mail sorting centers in Germany to LED lighting by 2019||One-third of mail sorting centers fitted with LED lighting|
|Heating systems||Upgrade the heating systems in all of our parcel centers in Germany, replacing them with energy-efficient combined heat and power plants||20 out of 27 parcel centers upgraded.|
|Energy efficiency and climate change||We want to reduce all transport-related emissions to net zero by 2050.|
|Carbon efficiency||Carbon efficiency index (CEX)||By 2025 we will increase our carbon efficiency by 50% compared to 2007 levels.
|Local air pollution||By 2025 we will operate 70% of our own first and last mile services with clean pick-up and delivery solutions.
|Green Solutions||By 2025, more than 50% of our sales will incorporate Green Solutions.
|Employee involvement||By 2025 we want to train 80% of our employees to become certified GoGreen specialists and actively involve them in our environmental and climate protection activities. This will include joining partners to plant one million trees each year as part of our commitment to forest conservation.