DPDgroup reports continuing carbon emission reductions

DPDgroup reports continuing carbon emission reductions

DPDgroup has reported it has continued to drive down its carbon emissions – even though its parcel volumes grow by 10% in 2017.

In a statement issued today (5 June), DPDgroup said that its active CO2 emissions were down by 1.6% compared to 2016, and 11.2% compared to 2013.

The company said this was achieved by using alternative fuel vehicles and fuel-efficient driving, optimising routes and maximising load capacity of the fleet. The introduction of new service like DPD Predict – which lets recipients know the exact timeslot their parcel will arrive – also helps to reduce emissions because it cuts on waiting around and failed deliveries.

DPDgroup  also flagged up its use of cargo bikes and inner-city micro depots in Germany.

Paul-Marie Chavanne, President and CEO of GeoPost/DPDgroup, commented: “As a delivery ex­pert, our actions are designed to be the most efficient possible, thus we focus on areas where we can make the biggest difference and support the key changes of our society.

“In support of urban logistics projects, all Eu­ropean business units began building tailored urban logistics schemes, by adopting new ur­ban locations and opting for low carbon trans­port alternatives. This is a crucial step to better contribute to reducing pollution and conges­tion in city centres.”

 

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Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor is the Editor of Triangle’s Mail & Express Review Magazine and the www.postandparcel.info portal. Ian has been a business journalist for almost 30 years, editing and writing for a wide range of magazines and newspapers with a particular focus on the transport and logistics industries.

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