DHL launches 100% carbon-neutral shipping service

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DHL eCommerce Solutions, a division of DHL Group, has relaunched its existing Expedited Max US domestic product as an entirely carbon-neutral service, with all Expedited Max CO2  emissions being offset as standard. The move is an outcome of DHL’s recently launched Sustainability Roadmap and falls under DHL Group’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) goals.

Additionally, DHL says that all US flats and parcel outbound product customers will have access to a personalized carbon emissions report via its web portal, which will provide customers with visibility of the carbon emissions their shipments are generating on a weekly and monthly basis (gross, offset and net emissions).

“Our US domestic customers can have visibility of their carbon footprint and know they are making a positive impact on the environment when using our Expedited Max product,” said Dmitry Antonov, VP of product management for DHL eCommerce Solutions, Americas. “By offsetting our carbon footprint and setting the highest environmental standard, we are contributing to DPDHL Group’s overall environmental targets.”

Prior to the official launch of the Expedited Max carbon-neutral product, DHL eCommerce Solutions US purchased credits to offset an estimated 60,000 tons of CO generated by Expedited Max shipments in the USA in 2020. It notes this carbon offset in 2020 is equivalent to offsetting approximately 150 million miles (based on the average US car emitting 404 grams of CO per mile driven).

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