Sustainability Case studies

Sustainability and innovation are embedded in DHL’s standard logistics operations

30 June 2016 #Sustainability Case studies

DHL was the first global logistics provider to introduce a measurable climate protection target with the introduction of its GOGREEN Programme in 2008, which sets a goal to improve the carbon efficiency of its operations by 30% by 2020 compared with 2007 base levels.

DHL established a micro consolidation centre at its warehouse in Edmonton, which manages final deliveries into London using a Euro V 7.5t aerodynamic teardrop vehicle. The teardrop design reduces drag and optimises fuel consumption and emissions.

The new CNG-powered delivery vehicle, with a spark ignition engine that produces lower emissions and is up to 50% quieter than a standard diesel engine, has also been introduced for out-of-hours deliveries.

The vehicle features safety innovations such as a low-entry cab with large windows that widen the driver’s field of vision, glass panels on the nearside door to allow the driver to see smaller vehicles, and an in-cab camera with a 360 degree view.

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