It’s a test win for us

...but more importantly for our employees

Stiftung Warentest has recognized our fair working conditions and our efforts to improve environmental protection in the post and parcel business. We’re delighted and we’ll keep trying our hardest to do even better every day.

The most sustainable fleet in the industry

  • World’s largest e-fleet
  • 23,000 e-vehicles and 13,500 e-trikes


Parcels by rail: Bahntransport rail service cuts carbon emissions

  • 12 million parcels monthly by rail
  • New service for private customer parcels


The future is green – go with us!

Offsetting and avoiding emissions: Sustainable shipping of letters and parcels is a sign of active climate protection.

Green logistics and e-mobility for Germany

What makes us the most sustainably mail and parcel service? Significantly lower CO2e emissions per shipment than the competition and sustainable delivery in 50% of our delivery districts. We set market standards with our Germany-wide sustainability program and the GoGreen and GoGreen Plus services.

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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.

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With GoGreen Plus, we reduce 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 sustainability together with us.

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Sustainability in business - it's possible with us!

As a business customer, use our DHL GoGreen service for CO2e-compensated parcel and merchandise mail shipping and support certified climate protection projects to offset emissions. 

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Choose the hybrid letter with GoGreen Plus and send your business letters sustainable - at no extra charge! You deliver business mail digitally from your PC, and we print, envelope and deliver it to your mailbox for you.

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With the new CO2e sustainability report, we offer you as a business customer transparency about the CO2e-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.

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DHL CO2E Nachhaltigkeitsreport

Keep an eye on emissions even as a private customer!

Klimafreundliche Emfpangsoptionen

Book the GoGreen Plus recipient service for EUR 3.79 (term: 12 months) and automatically receive all parcels sustainably. Use our recipient services such as drop-off location, parcel redirection, forwarding and storage service to avoid unnecessary journeys.

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By using our rail transport service, you reduce CO2e-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.

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Send your international shipments to Australia, Israel and the USA sustainably 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 sustainable shipping for international shipments in DHL Online Franking.

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Delivering your parcels to one of our more than more than 13.500 Packstations and Poststations reduces CO2e-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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Pack sustainably!

Our Packset, Pluspäckchen and Plusbrief products are produced sustainably 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 sustainable delivery bases by 2025. We consistently apply a sustainable construction concept in all our operating sites, deploy sustainable 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 sustainable 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 reducing 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 sustainable 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.

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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.

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Stiftung Warentest

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”.