What makes us the most climate-friendly mail and parcel service? Significantly lower CO2 emissions per shipment than the competition and CO2-free delivery in 50% of our delivery districts. We set market standards with our Germany-wide sustainability program and the GoGreen and GoGreen Plus services.
Green logistics and e-mobility for Germany
With GoGreen, shipping emissions are subsequently offset by investing in global climate protection projects - known as offsetting. We automatically apply this process to all letter mail and private customer parcels worldwide - at no extra charge. Business customers can also book the service for their parcels and advertising mail.
With GoGreen Plus, we avoid emissions through insetting, i.e., through additional reduction measures in our logistics network such as the use of biogas or electric trucks. This new service has been booked by many companies since 2022, who are taking the next step toward climate neutrality together with us.
Sustainability in business - it's possible with us!
As a business customer, use our DHL GoGreen service for CO2-compensated parcel and merchandise mail shipping and support certified climate protection projects to offset emissions.
Find out more now: dhl.de/gogreenpaket
Choose the hybrid letter with GoGreen Plus and send your business letters climate-neutrally - at no extra charge! You deliver business mail digitally from your PC, and we print, envelope and deliver it to your mailbox for you.
Find out more now: dp.de/gogreenplus
With the new CO2e sustainability report, we offer you as a business customer transparency about the CO2 emissions generated in the domestic shipping of goods with Deutsche Post and DHL for your shipments. On this basis, you can independently create your company's CO2e and carbon footprints.
Keep an eye on emissions even as a private customer!
Book the GoGreen Plus recipient service for EUR 3.79 (term: 12 months) and automatically receive all parcels climate-neutrally. Use our recipient services such as drop-off location, parcel redirection, forwarding and storage service to avoid unnecessary journeys.
By using our rail transport service, you reduce CO2 emissions by over 30% per shipment on average compared to transport by conventional truck. You can book the service free of charge in online franking for suitable routes. The shipment is on the road for a maximum of one day longer.
Find out more here dhl.de/bahntransport
Send your international shipments to Australia, Israel and the USA climate-neutrally with GoGreen Plus International. By selecting the GoGreen Plus International service, we determine the emission value of your shipment and use biokerosene within our flight network in the corresponding amount, as well as other emission-reducing measures. You can select climate-neutral shipping for international shipments in DHL Online Franking.
Find out more here: dhl.de/of/gogreen-plus-int/en
Delivering your parcels to one of our more than 13,000 Packstations reduces CO2 emissions by around 30% compared with regular doorstep delivery. Thanks to convenient locations, e.g. at train stations or near supermarkets, you can save on additional trips.
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Our Packset, Pluspäckchen and Plusbrief products are produced climate-neutrally thanks to emissions offsetting with GoGreen. Packsets are made of 100% recycled material and are reusable.
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Social sustainability - Optimal working conditions for all employees
DHL Group employs around 190,000 people who ensure that 83 million citizens in every corner of Germany receive their letters and parcels each day. We harbor tremendous responsibility toward our employees and society. That is why social sustainability is also an integral part of our strategy. We create the best conditions for a good, secure and long-term working relationship: optimal working conditions and numerous benefits that distinctly set us apart from other employers in the industry.
Taking action and making changes – sustainably!
EUR 500 million invested in sustainability
In 2023, DHL Group’s sustainability program includes investments totaling EUR 500 million in e-mobility and green infrastructure. We are equipping our production sites with photovoltaics, heat pumps and building automation, and will operate a total of 280 carbon-neutral delivery bases by 2025. We consistently apply a sustainable construction concept in all our operating sites, deploy climate-friendly equipment in all our mail and parcel centers and already use 95% green electricity.
World’s largest e-fleet
With 23,000 electric delivery vans, 13,500 e-trikes and 6,100 e-bikes, ours is the largest fleet of electric commercial vehicles in the world, and our deliveries are carbon-free in about 50% of our delivery districts. No other logistics company invests as much in e-mobility as we do. We will expand our e-fleet to 38,000 electric delivery vehicles and 14,000 e-trikes by 2025. That means we can also help our public sector customers to meet the requirements of the German Clean Vehicles Procurement Act.
Rail transport and 350 new gas-powered trucks
We use a rail transport network across Germany to ship 6% of parcels in a climate-friendly way, equivalent to about 12 million parcels a month. Our Bahntransport rail service means private customers can take an active role in cutting carbon emissions. In road transport, we are deploying alternative fuels and will be running more than 350 (bio)gas-powered trucks with much lower emissions by the end of 2023.
Transparency and avoiding emissions
Since 2007, our GoGreen service has enabled customers to offset mail and parcel transport emissions with investments in climate protection projects. With GoGreen Plus we offer climate-neutral shipping based on avoiding emissions, providing our customer with transparency about their shipping-related emissions and allowing them to actively control and avoid them. With GoGreen Plus, we are investing in additional reduction measures in the logistics network, for example by purchasing sustainable fuels and electric trucks.
Yellow is Green
Watch our video to learn what solutions we use for transport, buildings and delivery
to set green standards in post and parcel logistics in Germany.
Would you like to discover more about our green solutions? Find out here.
According to Stiftung Warentest, DHL was best in test out of five parcel services.
In the category of CSR engagement (environmental protection, working conditions, social and ecological strategy, transparency) we were the only service provider to score “GOOD”.