DHL plans carbon reductions
DHL's parent company, Deutsche Post World Net, has announced its new carbon footprint reduction strategy.
The logistics firm aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 30 per cent by 2020.
Frank Appel, Deutsche Post World Net chairman, states: "As the leading logistics provider we acknowledge our broader responsibility in the battle against climate change.
"Our GoGreen programme will help us be the obvious first choice for customers who seek climate-friendly logistics."
The company's plans are an expansion of its current GoGreen scheme, which includes an overhaul of the transport fleet, staff training and energy-efficient buildings. It states that 90 per cent of DHL's aircraft will be replaced with fuel-efficient planes and much of its fleet will be hybrid vehicles.
DHL recently revealed that it will replace plastic courier bags with new eco-friendly versions in its operations throughout the Middle East and North Africa, reported gulfnews.com.
The new bags are reusable, recyclable and can degrade within as little of two years.
Article Date: 15 April 2008
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