16. May 2022 | Press release
DPD Poland measures air quality in Warsaw
DPDgroup has joined the efforts to improve the living conditions and has already installed air quality monitoring sensors in several European cities such as London, Prague, Lisbon, Paris, Bologna, Rotterdam, Madrid, Dublin and Hamburg. Warsaw is the first city in Poland with Pollutrack sensors, which have been installed on vehicles and in fixed locations.
Sustainable development is the response to the expectations of customers across Europe, who are increasingly aware of the impact of consumption on the environment and living conditions in developed economies. According to the findings of the E-shopper Barometer 2021 report, buyers who select environmentally friendly solutions account for 14% of all e-consumers in Europe. As many as 65% of them choose online shops which guarantee sustainable delivery options. These challenges have resulted in DPD Poland’s activities, such as creation of low- and zero-emission fleet, deliveries on foot, development of an extensive DPD Pickup network, purchases of certified "green" energy, own photovoltaic installations, as well as investments in sustainable infrastructure.
A few years ago DPD Poland focused on the development of environmentally friendly urban logistics. The next step is the Breathe project: it provides access to information relating to levels of pollution and PM 2.5 concentrations, and allows consumers, businesses and authorities to be more aware of the air quality in specific locations. The sensors were installed on one hundred cars (for example on all electric delivery vans in Warsaw) and in fixed locations: in the Warsaw depots, DPD Pickup points, as well as in several public facilities made available by the Śródmieście District and the Białołęka District in Warsaw (such as parks and schools). Three Warsaw universities have also offered their locations. Information is collected by almost 120 sensors.
The sensors take measurements every few seconds. An up-to-date air quality map around the delivery address can be viewed on on the dpd.com.pl's website
About DPD Poland
DPD Poland is part of GeoPost/DPDgroup, one of the largest international courier networks in Europe. The company provides the highest quality services to senders and recipients of parcels and strives for neutrality of deliveries. It cooperates with over 9000 couriers. The company has a network of over 9200 DPD Pickup points. In 2021, it expanded the fleet of low-emission and zero-emission vehicles to include electric courier vans.
DPDgroup delivers 8.4 million shipments worldwide every day. It has a team of 120 000 delivery experts operating under the brands DPD, Chronopost, SEUR, BRT and Jadlog and a network of 70 000 Pickup points. In 2020, DPDgroup strengthened its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint. As part of the corporate social responsibility strategy, the company will deliver parcels in many European cities in an environmentally friendly manner with the aim of improving the quality of life of their inhabitants.