UPS and DHL awarded European label for sustainable transport
Green Freight Europe (GFE) has awarded UPS and Deutsche Post DHL with their ‘first leaf’ - an award given to companies that have shared CO2 data and information on policies, strategy and intentions to reduce CO2 emissions stemming from transport operations. Other companies, among them Heineken, IKEA, Krummen Kerzers and Aviko, were also awarded the first leaf.
The first leaf is part of a four-tier labelling programme by GFE that recognizes and benchmarks members based on their efforts and measures to further improve on CO2 reduction. UPS has been a member of GFE, the leading industry driven program to support companies in improving the environmental performances of freight transport in Europe, since 2009.
For the second year in a row, successful execution of UPS's global greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategy allowed the company to deliver more goods, while generating fewer emissions. In 2013, absolute carbon emissions decreased 1.5% from 2012, even as global shipping volume increased 3.9% during the same timeframe.
UPS currently utilises 3,647 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles worldwide. Since 2000, UPS’s alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles have logged more than 560m kilometres and avoided using more than 130m litres of conventional gasoline and diesel. The savings put the company well on its way to reaching a goal of driving 1.6bn kilometres in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by the end of 2017.
We are a founding member of Green Freight Europe as well as for the similar regional organization in Asia. Being amongst the first companies that have been awarded by Green Freight Europe proves that we are well ahead on our way to establish green logistics in our customers’ supply chains and foster the cooperation with our road subcontractors,” said Christof Ehrhart, Director Corporate Communications and Responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL.