DPD is partnering with L Marks to launch an EcoLab to develop additional sustainable solutions for their business.
The EcoLab will be a 10-week immersive program where participants will have the opportunity to validate their solutions, access to DPD’s network and resources, and mentorship from industry experts. This initiative will be centered around carbon reduction in transportation, delivery and buildings, with the goal of minimizing DPD’s environmental impact. The EcoLab is intended to bring together experts in sustainability, technology and innovation to develop and test new ideas that can help DPD further reduce its carbon footprint. This partnership is a key step toward DPD’s goal of reaching net zero by 2040.
Applications opened on June 12, 2023, seeking solutions to reduce carbon emissions in transportation and buildings.
The company is looking for solutions around alternative fuel sources, electric batteries and alternative delivery methods for its fleet of HGVs, and is also investing in its all-electric delivery fleet, which currently consists of 3,000 electric vehicles in its operation‘s collection and delivery area. DPD is also looking for solutions to make driving electric vehicles easier for drivers, including EV charging stations and alternative electric vehicles. |
Additionally, DPD wants solutions that can be retrofitted into its current network of more than 100 buildings and/or installed in its future depots. Looking further out, DPD is also looking to design and build depots in the ‘greenest’ way possible moving forward.
Tim Jones, director of marketing, communications and sustainability at DPDgroup UK, commented, “We are delighted to be partnering with L Marks to launch this EcoLab. The project will play a key part in shaping our sustainability strategy and helping achieve our stated aim of being the most sustainable parcel delivery company in the UK. Investing in and developing new sustainable technologies and innovations is crucial in the next few years to ensure we can reach net zero, and partnering with experts in this way can accelerate that progress.”
“We are excited to be working with DPD on this important initiative,” said Daniel Saunders, CEO of L Marks. “The EcoLab is a testament to DPD’s commitment to sustainability and their willingness to embrace new ideas and technologies to achieve their goals. As the world becomes more conscious of the impact of carbon emissions, companies like DPD are leading the way in finding innovative solutions that safeguard the planet for future generations.”
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