Environmental responsibility

Environmental responsibility

We use renewable hydroelectric or solar energy in all DPD-operated depots. Additionally, 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
  • We are increasingly using vehicles with alternative fuels

Our environmental projects

A fully electric truck

This year, we ordered a Futuricum Logistics 18E electric truck which was designed by Designwerk Products AG on the basis of a Volvo vehicle. The fully electric truck will be shipped in December 2020 and used to deliver parcels. The electric truck is fitted with the largest battery available in Europe with a storage capacity of 680 kW and has a range of up to 760 km per charge. The electric truck will only be charged using green electricity from Switzerland. We will save around 72 tonnes of CO2 per year with the electric truck.

A transition to rails to save up to ten truck journeys

We have transitioned our tyre transport from the road to rails and are now saving up to ten truck journeys and around 1.2 tonnes of CO2 per night. We are currently examining all of our line operations for potential transitions to relieve even more pressure on the road network and lower our CO2 emissions even further.

A transition to rails to save up to ten truck journeys

We have transitioned our tyre transport from the road to rails and are now saving up to ten truck journeys and around 1.2 tonnes of CO2 per night. We are currently examining all of our line operations for potential transitions to relieve even more pressure on the road network and lower our CO2 emissions even further.

Our partnership with ImagineCargo

We are working hard with ImagineCargo to deliver parcels in a sustainable, environmentally friendly fashion. Our work is focused on deliveries on bicycles and electric vehicles in urban areas. Our collaboration is even expected to open doors for additional services for recipients.

Predict – the innovative delivery solution

Our delivery solution Predict lowers the number of unsuccessful delivery attempts and cuts both resources and CO2 emissions. With Predict, recipients can activate parcel delivery notifications by e-mail or SMS and enter a one-hour time window. Recipients can track parcels that are out for delivery in real time and can choose from a range of alternative delivery options up to 15 minutes before the parcel is delivered. This means that recipients have the freedom to receive parcels exactly where and when they like. We can use Predict to optimise our routes, improve our first-time delivery rate and cut our CO2 emissions.

Predict – the innovative delivery solution

Our delivery solution Predict lowers the number of unsuccessful delivery attempts and cuts both resources and CO2 emissions. With Predict, recipients can activate parcel delivery notifications by e-mail or SMS and enter a one-hour time window. Recipients can track parcels that are out for delivery in real time and can choose from a range of alternative delivery options up to 15 minutes before the parcel is delivered. This means that recipients have the freedom to receive parcels exactly where and when they like. We can use Predict to optimise our routes, improve our first-time delivery rate and cut our CO2 emissions.