Our commitment to responsible urban delivery aims to improve city life by offering a wider range of possibilities, while helping to reduce local congestion and pollution.

Why is responsible urban delivery the solution of the future?

  • Urban populations around the world are growing. More than 73% of Europeans are urban dwellers.

  • E-commerce is booming. We deliver parcels to an ever-increasing number of privat eindividuals. It is estimated that the volume of parcels will double by 2025, leading to an increase in delivery traffic in city centres.

  • Urban centres are increasingly congested and polluted, with urban mobility being responsible for 40% of total C02 emissions from road transport.

  • Due to growing public health concerns, many municipal authorities are restricting or banning polluting vehicles in city centre. 

To meet these challenges, it is essential for us to measure the impact of our activities on urban populations and to implement responsible and sustainable solutions to improve the lives of all.

Our responsible delivery approach

As part of our responsible delivery approach, we actively participate in improving urban life on a daily basis by increasing the delivery choices available to our recipients and reducing our impact on the environment.

Urban delivery in Europe

The entire DPDgroup network is working across Europe to reduce its environmental impact and offer responsible and sustainable last-mile deliveries.

Find out about urban delivery initiatives in several major European cities.

Urban delivery in Europe

The entire DPDgroup network is working across Europe to reduce its environmental impact and offer responsible and sustainable last-mile deliveries.

Find out about urban delivery initiatives in several major European cities.

Measuring air quality in Paris page

Thanks to sensors placed on our urban depots and on our delivery vehicles, we measure in real time the content of fine particles (PM 2.5) in the air we breathe in the capital.