DHL green logistics summit to promote Net Zero innovation

DHL's global summit opens in Valencia, Spain, and marks coming together of 1,000 logistics decision makers, stakeholders and experts

DHL today opened its Era of Sustainable Logistics Global Summit 2023, an event for cross-industry logistics and sustainability experts to collaborate, develop innovative solutions, and work towards greener logistics. 

The global summit is taking place from April 25-27 in Valencia, Spain, which is Europe's Green Capital for 2024.

DHL says it is providing more than 1,000 decision makers, stakeholders and experts “an opportunity to exchange ideas and insights, and co-create the future of global supply chains together”. 

The event also provides a means for Deutsche Post DHL Group to update stakeholders on the progress of its sustainability roadmap, with updates on the key topics of electrification, sustainable aviation fuel, carbon-neutral buildings, and alternative green services.

The Group has introduced over 30,000 e-vehicles in its delivery fleet worldwide, and has ordered 12 fully electric cargo planes. Last year, it also secured 830 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel. 

More than half (52.1%) of its facilities are also carbon neutral, including 76 new buildings designed and built according to carbon-neutral guidelines.

DHL GoGreen Dashboard

DHL is also empowering customers to reduce their carbon footprint by introducing the new DHL GoGreen Dashboard – an emissions-reporting solution for its cross-divisional customers that provides transparency according to recognised industry standards, such as the GLEC Framework, the global method for calculating and reporting logistics emissions. 

The solution allows customers to view carbon emissions for all of the Group’s business units through a single customisable platform – free of charge. 

The tool will be rolled out to the top 100 cross-divisional customers, with plans to expand the scope later this year.

DHL Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Customer Solutions and Innovation, Katja Busch, says: “As we face the challenges of the climate emergency, it is clear that sustainability must be at the forefront of our efforts. 

“By prioritising cleaner, greener logistics and working together, I believe we can drive meaningful progress towards achieving sustainable supply chains.

“The Summit is an opportunity for community building; collaboration is a must to achieve progress. We owe it to future generations to take bold action and make commitments to protect our planet now.”

DHL's Era of Sustainable Logistics Global Summit 2023 is providing more than 1,000 decision makers, stakeholders and experts “an opportunity to exchange ideas and insights, and co-create the future of global supply chains together”, the company says.

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