Sustainability without compromise

We see sustainability as an obligation and not just a buzzword: we are extremely conscious of our responsibility towards our planet and our fellow human beings and we actively embrace it.

Every parcel we have delivered since 2012 has been carbon neutral – at no additional cost to our customers. We do this by measuring our CO2 emissions, lowering them consistently and compensating for all remaining CO2 emissions. We are lowering our CO2 emissions continually. One example of how we are doing this is the purchase of our fully electric HGV with which we are able to save 72 tonnes of CO2 per year. Likewise, we are able to cut CO2 emissions every night by switching from road to rail transport. Our work with ImagineCargo is focused on deliveries on bicycles and electric vehicles in urban areas.

In our eyes, taking responsibility also means actively supporting society: we are the main partner of FC Thun for its up-and-coming young players and we support social engagement with the project “Profis on Tour”. Thanks to our partnership with Venturelab and our sponsorship of the Swiss Startup Champions, we are able to actively support Swiss start-ups. As the exclusive partner of Switzerland’s leading children’s charity Terre des hommes, we have been in charge of all logistical services since 2012 and supply the Swiss companies at the annual orange sale. DPD employees even volunteer to help out at the street market.

We roll up our sleeves and work for our environment and our society.

Tilmann Schultze, CEO of DPD (Schweiz) AG

We all share the same address.

Borders are just lines drawn on a map. We share the same earth, breathe the same air and live together on this earth. That is why we will continue to support charities and projects in local communities across Europe. Most of all, we will continue to be there for you. We are people delivering for people.

Environmental responsibility

Every parcel we deliver is carbon neutral – at no additional cost to our customers. Our method is to measure our CO2 emissions and take active steps to lower them. In order to offset the unavoidable emissions from transporting parcels, we finance renewable energy projects and clean energy generation. By the end of 2025, the DPDgroup aims to lower CO2 emissions from vehicles by 30% per parcel compared to 2013.

This will enable us to achieve our goal:

  • We are increasing the efficiency of our transport network, e.g. through route optimisation
  • We are developing innovative delivery solutions to save miles
  • We are increasingly using vehicles with alternative fuels

Environmental responsibility

Every parcel we deliver is carbon neutral – at no additional cost to our customers. Our method is to measure our CO2 emissions and take active steps to lower them. In order to offset the unavoidable emissions from transporting parcels, we finance renewable energy projects and clean energy generation. By the end of 2025, the DPDgroup aims to lower CO2 emissions from vehicles by 30% per parcel compared to 2013.

This will enable us to achieve our goal:

  • We are increasing the efficiency of our transport network, e.g. through route optimisation
  • We are developing innovative delivery solutions to save miles
  • We are increasingly using vehicles with alternative fuels

Social responsibility

In our eyes, taking responsibility means actively supporting society. DPD Switzerland is involved in numerous social projects. We provide free transport services, support start-ups and young people, work on behalf of disadvantaged children and are involved in the fight against poverty. Find out more about our social projects.

Social responsibility

In our eyes, taking responsibility means actively supporting society. DPD Switzerland is involved in numerous social projects. We provide free transport services, support start-ups and young people, work on behalf of disadvantaged children and are involved in the fight against poverty. Find out more about our social projects.

Driving Change

DrivingChangeTM is the sustainability scheme of the DPDgroup designed to create a more sustainable company – a scheme that encompasses who we are and how we run our company.

Independently tested – and passed

DPD delivers quality and acts responsibly towards the environment and society. We act with a central guiding principle:  parcels belong to a consignor or to a consignee. They are guests in our system. In order to ensure that we also act accordingly, our organisation adheres to standard operational procedures.  Their implementation is regularly audited by authorised certification bodies.

ISO 9001:2015

As the most important global quality standard, ISO 9001 provides a comprehensive management standard from a quality perspective. It forms the framework for the strategic and operational management of our business. The standard helps DPD Switzerland in systematically assessing customer enquiries, in providing services accordingly and in setting the direction of its organisation. The high requirements that we place upon ourselves are documented in the Quality Policy.

 

ISO 14001:2015

DPD Switzerland continuously and systematically identifies, assesses and reduces existing and emerging environmental impacts and actively seeks to widen and continuously improve its positive environmental activities. As visible evidence of these wide-ranging efforts, DPD has introduced an environmental management system based on the standard ISO 14001. Our Environmental Handbook provides an insight into our environmental policy and strategic environmental goals.

 

AEO

Authorised Economic Operator status, or AEO for short, is a quality mark which is conferred upon businesses which meet reliability criteria in the security of their international supply chain. More straightforward security checks are facilitated for authorised economic operators; in the case of DPD, this particularly means simplified customs clearance procedures for imports and exports. AEO status is recognised by states with which Switzerland has concluded a corresponding treaty.

Generally speaking, AEO certification confirms an internationally recognised, high standard of security which benefits all our customers, consignees, employees and residents.

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