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Deutsche Post DHL’s green engagement

Marking UN’s World Environment Day, with the motto, “Raise your voice, not the sea level” Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, called its 480,000 employees for action to participate in activities for the environment and the climate. The activities encompasses the overall carbon efficiency improvement as well as a carbon neutral transport service. Participating for the past five years, the employees have cycled more than 4 million kilometres and saved 738 tons CO2 worldwide.

On the occasion of the United Nations’ World Environment Day, Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, called its 480,000 employees for action to participate in activities for the environment and the climate. However, this form of engagement is not a one-time activity: the Group’s GoGreen program was launched in 2009 and encompasses the overall carbon efficiency improvement as well as a carbon neutral transport service. On 5th June, employees around the globe implement specific environmental and charity activities, which often include customers and partners alike. In the headquarters in Bonn, activities will take place all day long: test drives with electric bikes and electric vehicles, presentation of the company’s own electrified car StreetScooter, registration of bikes and information events around environmental topics. The GoGreen program or the activity “Bike to work” are only two examples which underline that the environment and the climate are high on the agenda all year long at Deutsche Post DHL.

Christof Ehrhart, EVP Corporate Communication and Responsibility, Deutsche Post DHL said, “Every year, World Environment Day is a good opportunity to sharpen our awareness of the environment and the climate. It is particularly pleasant that many of those activities in the margin of World Environment Day are conducted jointly by our employees and customers. Very often, these activities turn into long-term projects, carrying the sustainable idea throughout the whole year. Since 2009, we continuously improved our carbon efficiency and went more than halfway towards our company goal to improve our carbon efficiency by 30 percent by 2020 on the basis of 2007. Environmental protection is an integral part of our company strategy and is reflected in several guidelines, for example on paper, procurement as well as investments.”

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