DHL boosts its carbon efficiency by 7.4%
DHL Express, the world's leading cross-border express services provider, has improved its carbon efficiency year-on-year in Asia Pacific for the fourth consecutive year with an improvement of 7.4 per cent despite a significant increase in the volume.
Top country performers include Thailand, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Bangladesh.
Deutsche Post DHL, DHL's parent company, has now achieved a 16 per cent improvement in its carbon efficiency since the launch of its GoGreen programme in 2008 and is over halfway to meeting its target of a 30-per-cent CO2-efficiency improvement by 2020.
Jerry Hsu, CEO of Asia-Pacific operations, said the demand for DHL Express services has increased in Asia Pacific. "Last year,we saw a double-digit growth in volume, yet overall we managed to achieve a 7.4 per cent year-on-year improvement in carbon efficiency.
Despite opening bigger facilities to serve growing demand - such as the North Asia Hub in Shanghai - our increasingly efficient ground operations, energyefficient buildings have enabled us to lower overall carbon emissions for the fourth year in a row, showing our absolute dedication to growing a sustainable business," he said.
Also, fleet modernisation such as the introduction of new and more fuel-efficient vehicles in ground transportation is also a major contributor.
Thailand achieved an outstanding performance with a 36.2 per cent year-on-year improvement in CO2 efficiency, followed by Australia at 22.7 per cent.
In Thailand, diesel vehicles were fitted with gasoline engines running on 100-percent CNG (compressed natural gas). Australia's older fleet was also upgraded with new and more fuel-efficient vehicles meeting Euro V standards. Changes to ground facilities with improved energy utilisation also played a big role in achieving CO2 improvements.
Among other top performers of CO2 efficiency improvement are Japan (18.6 per cent), Singapore (17.9 per cent), and Bangladesh (12.4 per cent). DHL's Central Asia Hub was the top hub with an 11.4 per cent improvement in CO2 efficiency. DHL Express Asia Pacific started the assessment of its carbon footprint from energy consumption in real estate and ground transport to measure and improves carbon efficiency through abatement programs. This program was first introduced by DHL Express in 2008 and now covers over 1,000 facilities in 27 markets across Asia-Pacific.