Private DHL customers can now send packages and parcels from Germany to Australia, Israel and the USA using an even more climate-friendly transportation service. By booking the GoGreen Plus International option in the DHL Online Franking portal they ensure that the average emissions generated by their shipment are avoided by using sustainable aviation fuel. The service could be expanded to other destinations with sufficient customer acceptance and demand.
Benjamin Rasch, chief marketing officer, Post & Parcel Germany, DPDHL, said, “Making our logistics network and our product portfolio more environmentally friendly remains our overarching goal in view of advancing climate change. With GoGreen Plus we are the first logistics services provider to offer private customers shipping international packages and parcels the chance to play a more active role in avoiding greenhouse gas emissions.”
With the basic GoGreen service, the emissions generated in transporting a shipment are offset through investments in climate protection projects worldwide. With GoGreen Plus, the additional amount customers pay when booking the service is used to avoid greenhouse gas emissions from the outset through insetting measures. This means that DHL ensures that the amount charged is fully invested in emission reduction measures, and especially in purchasing sustainable aviation fuel.
The greenhouse gas emissions generated when shipping a parcel depend on its weight and the distance flown. DHL purchases and uses the quantity of sustainable aviation fuel needed to avoid the emissions caused by the customer’s shipment. Currently the costs for sustainable aviation fuel are three to four times higher than those for conventional aviation fuel. That difference is reflected in the prices shown.
Since July 1, 2023, GoGreen Plus has been automatically included free of charge for all domestic registered and priority mail sent with Deutsche Post. This means that the greenhouse gas emissions for these mail items are avoided at source through insetting measures implemented in the DHL Group logistics network.