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DHL achieves 11 per cent increase in CO2 efficiency in Singapore

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DHL achieves 11 per cent increase in CO2 efficiency in Singapore


Singapore, December 12, 2014: DHL Express, the world’s leading cross-border express services provider, achieved an 11 per cent improvement in CO2 efficiency in Singapore in 2013. This makes Singapore one of the top performers among the 27 Asia Pacific markets that DHL is present in.

Modernizing the transport fleets to employ new vehicles with cleaner technology and better fuel efficiency is the main driver for DHL’s success in Singapore. Out of the 162 vehicles that DHL has in Singapore, the company replaced a total of 68 older Euro2 vehicles with the newer and more fuel efficient Euro 4 and 5 models.

Herbert Vongpusanachai, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, DHL Express Singapore, said: “As the largest logistics service provider in Singapore and the world, we believe that we have a responsibility to minimize the impact of our business on the environment and contribute to environmental protection. By integrating sustainability into our business directives and operations through the GoGreen program, we are able to identify areas that have the greatest impact to our CO2 efficiency across our fleet, offices and facilities, and deploy effective solutions to achieve greater performance. Galvanizing our employees is also a critical part of our green strategy. With more than 800 employees in Singapore working together to reduce carbon emissions in their daily work by using resources effectively and efficiently, we are confident of achieving consistent results for our sustainability initiatives in 2015 and beyond.”

Besides upgrading the vehicle fleet, greater efficiency has also been achieved through sustainable ground operations, energy-efficient buildings, and new IT equipment. DHL garnered energy savings of approximately 403,000 kW per annum in Singapore by replacing the IT department’s Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) and air-conditioning system. This translates to $121,000 in savings per year. DHL further reduced power consumption in Singapore by 60,440 kWh from 2012 to 2013 by automatically shutting down its office’s air-conditioning after 6pm as well as encouraging its staff to turn off unused lights and equipment.

In the Asia Pacific region, DHL improved its carbon efficiency year-on-year for the fifth consecutive year despite a 10 per cent growth in volume. The company attained an average of 6 per cent increase in carbon efficiency across the region from 2012 to 2013. Standout country performers include China with a 17 per cent improvement in CO2 efficiency, followed by the Philippines at 15 per cent and Australia at 12 per cent.

In total, Deutsche Post DHL, parent company of DHL, has now achieved a worldwide 18 per cent improvement in its carbon efficiency since the GoGreen program’s baseline year 2007 and is over halfway to meeting its group-wide target of a 30 per cent CO2 efficiency improvement by 2020.[2] In 2013, via its GoGreen-program which DP DHL provides for its customers, about 2.4 billion GoGreen shipments were sent and more than 190,000 tons of CO2 were offset.

DHL Express Asia Pacific started assessing its carbon footprint from energy consumption in real estate and ground transport to measure and improve carbon efficiency through abatement programs. This program was first introduced by DHL Express in 2008 and now covers over 1,000 facilities in 27 markets across Asia Pacific.

DHL The logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and transportation industry and “The logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, national and international parcel delivery, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation as well as contract and e-commerce related solutions along the entire supply chain. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and around 315,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their shipping and supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenues of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

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