DHL releases carbon calculator for greener supply chain

By Nye Longman
DHLis offering a free app that enables users to monitor the size of the carbon footprint of every shipment. Kathrin Brost, vice president, green strate...

DHL is offering a free app that enables users to monitor the size of the carbon footprint of every shipment.

Kathrin Brost, vice president, green strategy and customer intelligence at DHL Global Forwarding said: "The 'Carbon Calculator' taps into real logistics data.”

This data includes arrange of different variables including route to the nearest airport, the main leg, of the delivery journey, and the last-mile delivery method to the end destination.

DHL’s Carbon Calculator also utilises data from the DHL Carbon Accounting and Controlling department. The methodology adheres to the international Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards, the European Standard EN 16258 and the guidelines of the Global Logistics Emissions Council.

In order to calculate carbon emissions, customers enter sender and receiver locations, plus the weight and volume of each shipment, along with the mode of transport.Based on this data, the calculator suggests a modifiable shipping route.

The carbon calculator tool can also calculate the amount of CO2-equivalent emissions that the shipment will generate. 

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SOURCE: [Air Cargo Asia-Pacific

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