DHL announces zero emission delivery plan

The logistic giant DHL yesterday announced to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050.
Ti Gong

Jürgen Gerdes (Left), Board Member, Post-eCommerce-Parcel, Deutsche Post DHL Group, and Joerg Wacker, Executive Board Member, Internationalization and Strategy FC Bayern Munich AG, announce to expand cooperation in Shanghai yesterday.

Logistic giant DHL yesterday announced to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050.

To achieve the goal, the logistic company will operate 70 percent of its first and last mile services by bike and electric vehicle or other clean pick-up and delivery solutions, Christof Ehrhart, executive vice president, head of corporate communications & responsibility of DHL, told a press conference in Shanghai.

Globally, DHL will increase the carbon efficiency of its own activities and those of its transport subcontractors by half compared to the 2007 baseline, he added.

Though DHL currently has no domestic courier services in China, Ehrhart said the ambition will be applied to the inbound and outbound delivery services in the Chinese market.

The company will train and certify 80 percent of its employees as green specialists by 2025, and actively involve them in its environmental and climate protection activities. For instance, it plans to join with partners to plant 1 million trees every year.

Meanwhile, the logistic giant and Germany's FC Bayern Munich have announced to expand cooperation to the video gaming market in Shanghai.

The cooperation expansion between the world's leading logistics company and the world's biggest football club will mainly focus on the FIFA 18 game which is set to launch in September 2017.

The announcement marks DHL's bid to tap into the massive potential of the computer games market, whose revenue is expected to grow from US$493m in 2016 to US$1.1b in 2019.

DHL helped the club to launch its online flagship store on Tmall.com, China’s largest online shopping platform in 2015. As the team's official logistics partner and e-commerce full service provider, DHL delivers official merchandise to FC Bayern fans in China.


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