Logistics Focus: DHL Supply Chain

By Georgia Wilson
DHL Supply Chain, founded in 1969 by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn, is a leading logistics company that provides innovative solutions fo...

DHL Supply Chain, founded in 1969 by Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn, is a leading logistics company that provides innovative solutions for businesses.

DHL operates in over 220 countries and territories, delivering 1.5bn parcels a day as well as providing specialist and innovative solutions for complex logistic challenges for events.

Through innovative technology and passionate experts DHL’s 2020 strategy aims to create economic, social and environmental value for its stakeholders and the planet under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) - “Living Responsibility”.

To date DHL has implemented three initiatives to create economic social and environmental value:

  • GoGreen – aiming to lead the way towards a greener and more sustainable future.
  • GoHelp – providing the united nations (UN) with skilled and efficient disaster management support.
  • GoTeach – aiming to improve education and future opportunities for young people.

With the importance of sustainability continuing to grow, DHL aims to keep sustainable practice at the forefront of its operations. Between now and 2050, DHL has set science-based targets to reduce its emission, with a vision for the future to be a benchmark for responsible business practices. “From now until 2050, our mission will be to drive our business toward zero emissions logistic. We are setting the standard for the future of the transport sector and doing our part to help the world community reach its goal of limiting global warming to less than two degrees Celsius" said CEO, Deutsche Post DHL Group, DR. Frank Appel.

This dynamic, global supply chain is renowned for its innovative thinkers, makers and pioneers that constantly challenge what is possible. The company’s latest project includes collaborations with Airbus Defence and Space to develop Astrobotic’s lunar delivery services.

DHL will provide logistic services for the spacecraft and its customer payloads, ensuring that all materials for the lunar lander and the ‘space freight’ arrive safely and on time.

Did you know?

DHL Supply Chain has 380,000 employees, 98,478 vehicles, 7,800 e-bikes and a revenue of €61.5bn (US467.5bn) – 2018.

 

Image Source: Deutsche Post AG - DHL Media Centre 

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