GoGreen and carbon management
DHL/Deutsche Post have introduced a range of GoGreen products in Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. Through this initiative, a range of freight services that are low-carbon or carbon-neutral are available.
How does it work?
In order to ensure that GoGreen packages are indeed low-carbon or carbon neutral, DHL/Deutsche Post have introduced a carbon management system. The carbon management system tracks how many carbon credits are needed to fulfil carbon neutral or low carbon freight service requirements.
These carbon credits generated by DHL/Deutsche Post are 'transferred' through several carbon-reducing projects. With GoGreen, shipping is either carried out through their growing fleet of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, or transport-related emissions of carbon dioxide are offset by a combination of internal and external initiatives, in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol's guidance on carbon trading.
The carbon-reducing projects within the fleet include activities such as:
Activities undertaken around the world include:
This programme will be expanded to other countries and with additional products and services available in the near future.