30. November 2020 | Event

DPDgroup is sponsor and speaker at the 2020 POLIS Annual Conference

On November 30, DPDgroup takes part in the POLIS Annual Conference, the major event in urban and sustainable mobility. DPDgroup has been sponsoring the event for the last 3 years and is proud to be part of the POLIS network. Due to the sanitary crisis, the event is held virtually from 30 November to 3 December this year.

 

The POLIS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievement to large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision makers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a major shift and boosted the number of online orders – parcel volumes are at their highest level seen for months. Simultaneously, e-commerce is exploding, with 70% of European e-shoppers believing brands and companies must act more sustainably towards the environment. Unsurprisingly, this poses a significant challenge to the freight industry: while it must meet surging demand, environmental goals cannot be easily discarded.

On day 1 of the POLIS Conference (30 November), Dominique Mamcarz, DPDgroup CSR Director, shares the Group’s green ambition. Indeed, DPDgroup has committed to zero- and low-emission deliveries in 225 European cities by 2025, and a 30% decrease in CO2 emissions per parcel by then. Projected green cities will account for 20% of the European population delivered with zero and low-emission means by 2025. A huge step forward that will position DPDgroup as the reference player in sustainable delivery.

Dominique Mamcarz also shares his expert’s opinion on the urban mobility ecosystem of tomorrow, addressing the air quality monitoring programme that DPDgroup is implementing across Europe. Real time air quality monitoring will be deployed in 20 European cities by 2021, allowing detailed insight on air quality for cities and citizens. The air quality monitoring programme brings two key advantages:

  • Cities have the opportunity to tackle the air quality issues by making data-based decisions on mitigation initiatives and new traffic regulations;
  • End-consumers have access to an air quality diagnosis at their doorstep.

DPDgroup is continually increasing the number of its locations and fleet equipped with Pollutrack’s laser-based sensors, in view of improving life quality and health in cities.

“POLIS is a unique opportunity for engaging with city authorities and mobility experts, in order to share thoughts for conceiving the smart cities of tomorrow” explains Dominique Mamcarz.

To know more about 2020 POLIS Annual Conference, visit: https://www.polisnetwork.eu/2020-annual-polis-conference/