20. September 2022 | Press release

GeoPost/DPDgroup joins non-profit Climate Group’s EV100+ initiative on road freight transport

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  • GeoPost/DPDgroup joins a new zero emission[1] road transport leadership commitment, EV100+, launched today by international non-profit Climate Group at this year’s Climate Week NYC.
  • As one of the initiative’s five founding members, GeoPost/DPDgroup commits to transitioning its fleet of vehicles over 7.5 tonnes to zero tailpipe emissions by 2040.
  • By tackling the heaviest and most polluting vehicles on its fleet, the company marks the logical next step on its climate action journey and strengthens its overall commitments to decarbonisation.



Today, GeoPost/DPDgroup joins an ambitious initiative, led by international non-profit organisation Climate Group, to accelerate the decarbonisation of its operations and encourage wider action across the road transport sector.

GeoPost/DPDgroup reaffirms its ambition to become the international reference in sustainable delivery in the context of rapid business growth. After recently announcing its ambition to reach net zero by 2040, GeoPost/DPDgroup is pushing ahead on its journey by tackling the decarbonisation of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs).

As a founding member of EV100+, the company commits to transitioning its fleet of vehicles over 7.5 tonnes to zero tailpipe emissions by 2040. The company will also target the exclusive procurement of such vehicles in the medium-duty segment by 2030.

GeoPost/DPDgroup will collaborate with its Business Units[2] and transport partners to actively innovate and drive action towards these goals.

Commenting on this key announcement for the company, Jean-Claude Sonet,  Executive Vice President in charge of Marketing, Communication and Sustainability at GeoPost/DPDgroup, says:

“We are committed to sustainable delivery and have set ourselves a bold ambition to reach net zero by 2040. Yet success will depend on our ability to transition our medium- and heavy-goods vehicles to zero tailpipe emissions by 2040. All sectors must work together if society is to be meet global climate goals. We are therefore excited to work alongside other like-minded businesses to send a powerful message to both governments and manufacturers that we believe the future of trucking is zero emission.”


GeoPost/DPDgroup’s medium- and heavy-duty vehicles decarbonisation plan

According to Climate Group, MHDVs represent just 4% of all vehicles on the road globally but account for 40% of all road transport emissions and a third of total transport fuel use. These vehicles produced over 5% of total global CO2 emissions in 2019, predicted to increase to over 11% by 2050 if steps are not taken.

In line with its net zero by 2040 ambition, GeoPost/DPDgroup is working to transition and grow its fleet of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles towards alternative powertrain technologies, notably electric and hydrogen. The company expects to increase its fleet of alternative powertrain technologies to 50% by 2030 and 100% by 2040. GeoPost/DPDgroup is already running two electric trucks in Switzerland; one e-truck is expected to save 90 kilograms of CO2 per hundred kilometres covered compared to equivalent diesel-powered trucks, corresponding to 72 tonnes of CO2 saved per year.

“We’re very excited to launch EV100+ at this year’s Climate Week NYC. It’s a great demonstration of leadership from the founding members. MHDVs represent the final frontier of zero emission road transportation, and EV100+ will tackle the heaviest, most polluting vehicles across the world.”  

comments Sandra Roling, Director of Transport at Climate Group.

“Welcoming DPDgroup, one of the key players of delivery worldwide, as active member of EV100+ represents a powerful lever of action in the fight against climate change.”

EV100+ members are expected to submit, and regularly review, their roadmaps to 2040 and report annually to Climate Group on their progress. The commitment is based on the understanding that members will aim to source only renewable electricity and green hydrogen for recharging and refuelling its medium- and heavy-goods vehicles by 2040.



Sustainability at the core of GeoPost/DPDgroup’s strategy

As the largest parcel delivery network in Europe, the company has experienced strong and rapid growth in recent years. Since 2012, GeoPost/DPDgroup has been taking meaningful action to improve the environmental performance of its network:

  • The company has been carbon neutral since 2012 and compensates all its residual transport and buildings emissions through credible, certified renewable energy projects in Brazil, India and Indonesia.

  • The company is well on track to deliver to 350 cities in Europe (reaching 110 million Europeans) with low-emission delivery means by 2025 – through 15,000 low-emission delivery vehicles, 6,700 charging points and 250 urban depots.

  • This will result in an 83% reduction of carbon emissions and a 95% reduction of air pollutants in targeted cities.

  • In addition, given the impact of air quality on people’s health, GeoPost/DPDgroup is partnering with Pollutrack to monitor air quality in 20 European cities by the end of 2022.


On 11 July 2022, GeoPost/DPDgroup marked a further step and submitted a 2040 net-zero ambition to the Science Based Target initiative. By doing so, the company will contribute to help limiting global temperature increases to 1.5°C by accelerating its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction plan. To achieve this, GeoPost/DPDgroup commits to drastically reduce its scope 1, 2 and 3* greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:

  • by 43% by 2030 from a 2020 baseline

  • by 90% by 2040 from a 2020 baseline

  • the company will also neutralise all residual emissions (around 10%) through relevant offsetting projects from 2040 onwards.



*Scope 1, 2, 3

Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from company-owned and controlled resources.

Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.

Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions – not included in scope 2 – that occur in the value chain.

(Source: GHG Protocol)






About GeoPost/DPDgroup

DPDgroup is one of the world leading parcel delivery networks, aiming to be a reference in sustainable delivery and become a leading enabler of e-commerce acceleration.

We combine innovative technology and local knowledge to provide a flexible and user-friendly service for both shippers and shoppers.

With 120,000 delivery experts operating in nearly 50 countries, and a network of 70,000 Pickup points, we deliver 8.4 million parcels worldwide each day – 2.1 billion parcels per year – through the brands DPD, Chronopost, SEUR, BRT and Jadlog.

DPDgroup is the parcel delivery network of GeoPost. GeoPost posted sales of €14.7 billion in 2021. GeoPost is a holding company owned by La Poste Groupe.


About EV100+

EV100+ is international non-profit Climate Group’s new global commitment designed to create a strong corporate demand signal and help unlock a revolution in both zero-emission trucking and other heavy-duty vehicles.

EV100+ builds on the success of Climate Group’s global EV100 initiative, launched in 2017 and now celebrating its fifth anniversary, which brings together companies committed to making electric transport the new normal by 2030. In five years, EV100 has grown to a group of over 120 businesses right across the globe, committing over 5.5 million vehicles to electric by 2030.


About Climate Group  

Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all. We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organisations accountable, turning their commitments into action. We share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organisation, founded in 2004, with offices in London, Amsterdam, Beijing, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition. Follow us on Twitter @ClimateGroup.




[1] Zero emissions at the tailpipe

[2] 20 Business Units across Europe, all of which are under GeoPost/DPDgroup’s full ownership. These businesses represent 90% of the company’s revenue: BRT, Chronopost, DPD Belux, DPD Croatia, DPD Czech Republic, DPD Estonia, DPD France, DPD Germany, DPD Hungary, DPD Ireland, DPD Latvia, DPD Lithuania, DPD Netherlands, DPD Poland, DPD Portugal, DPD Slovakia, DPD Slovenia, DPD Switzerland, DPD UK, SEUR