As part of Geopost, DPD takes responsibility for climate protection. For many years we have been investing in effective measures to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Now we are accelerating and intensifying our efforts: Together with Geopost, we want to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.
1 January 2024 marks a clear turning point for even more and even further-reaching climate protection in our industry: we are setting a new course and committing to reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout our entire supply chain to zero by 2040. We will achieve this target in two steps.
Geopost's short-term goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by 43 per cent on 2020 levels by 2030. This will be achieved through the targeted reduction of all emissions generated directly (e.g. through transport) and indirectly (e.g. through the increased purchase of renewable energies).
To achieve the net-zero target, Geopost will reduce its emissions by 90 per cent by 2040 compared to 2020. The remaining maximum of 10 per cent will be offset by targeted projects to bind and store CO2.
Geopost is the first global parcel service provider to have its short-term and long-term greenhouse gas emission reduction targets reviewed, analysed and approved by the prestigious Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). The SBTi certificate independently confirms that we can achieve net zero emissions by 2040. This paves the way for us to continue to demonstrate our pioneering spirit in the field of sustainability throughout the industry.