Heading towards zero emissions
We want to deliver your parcel quickly and safely, but we don’t want to have a negative impact on the climate. That’s the reason we have one goal in mind: to bring our CO2 emissions down to zero as fast as possible. An example of how we are achieving this is by increasing the number of electric vehicles in our fleet. Since 2021, we have the largest fleet of electric vehicles in the Netherlands. Where necessary, we use hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO100) for fuel. That's extremely sustainable! We want to take it to the next level: from 2023 our parcel delivery emissions will be reduced to zero.
Only when we combine our strengths will we really make an impact. This is why we offer you as a recipient smart and green delivery options – we can all do our bit to help. We also like to sit down with our customers to spread our knowledge about how to be greener, and offer advice on sustainability.
More green, less CO2
If we want to go greener, then we have to do that across the entire logistics chain. Through Land Life Company we are investing in nature restoration projects. We’re reducing the amount of carbon in the air through our large-scale reforestation projects in Spain, Portugal, and Iceland, as well as restoring ecosystems and biodiversity. This is not only great for the climate, but the local population also enjoys social and economic benefits.
In 2021, we planted approximately 400,000 trees on 260 hectares of land. In the next few years, these will absorb in total 55,700 tons of CO2 from the air. That is the equivalent of the emissions created from all the parcel deliveries to Dutch households in 2021. Now that’s something to write home about!
Green deliveries: always and everywhere
Whether you are sending a parcel to an address in the Netherlands or shipping it abroad, DHL’s deliveries are always carbon-neutral. Send your parcels using a DHL Locker or from one of our 4,000 DHL ServicePoints, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Partners in sustainability
Only by working together, will we take real steps to becoming green: for example, we’re proud partners of Vinted and Nespresso.
Double sustainability: your vintage clothes shipped by green delivery
Delighted with the secondhand clothing you purchased online? If you get your vintage gems shipped by green delivery, then we’ve come full circle. DHL is the logistics service provider for Vinted and we’re really proud of that! Each week, we deliver thousands of orders in the Netherlands, Belgium and beyond. Buyers and sellers simply choose one of the various shipping options. The greenest option is the most popular. 70 percent of our shipments are sent from ServicePoint to ServicePoint. The majority of these travel by electric vans. This is good for the climate and good for your wardrobe.
Finished your coffee? Recycle your cup!
Starting the day with a good cup of coffee – what more could you wish for? Nespresso provides just that simply using one coffee capsule and pressing a button. But every capsule that ends up in the garbage is one too many. DHL is therefore working with Nespresso on a sustainable solution: they produce their capsules from 100% recycled aluminum, we collect them, and bring them to a recycling point.
The beauty of aluminum is that it can be recycled over and over, without losing its quality. Recycling also uses 95 percent less energy than producing new products. That’s why it’s a good idea to put your used capsules in a recycling bag and hand them to our courier, or a DHL ServicePoint. Enjoy your coffee but also support DHL with our mission to GoGreen in the process.