Paving the way to a more sustainable business, DrivingChange is DPDgroup’s sustainability programme – a programme inherent to who we are and how we do business.

DrivingChange

DrivingChange focuses on four priorities where we feel we can make the most meaningful difference within parcel delivery and beyond: by reducing and neutralising our carbon footprint; providing smarter and more efficient urban delivery solutions; driving innovation inside and out; and building meaningful connections in the communities we work with.

At the heart of these four priorities stand being an Employer of Choice. Providing a mindful, respectful and ethical workplace for all employees and partners is inherent to our business and an aim to which we all contribute in our day-to-day practices.

DrivingChange

DrivingChange focuses on four priorities where we feel we can make the most meaningful difference within parcel delivery and beyond: by reducing and neutralising our carbon footprint; providing smarter and more efficient urban delivery solutions; driving innovation inside and out; and building meaningful connections in the communities we work with.

At the heart of these four priorities stand being an Employer of Choice. Providing a mindful, respectful and ethical workplace for all employees and partners is inherent to our business and an aim to which we all contribute in our day-to-day practices.

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DPDgroup achieved a Gold Level from EcoVadis. EcoVadis, the international supply chain sustainability rating agency awarded DPDgroup a gold recognition medal for achieving a score of 62, which is 20 points above the sector average.

Our CSR priorities

Carbon Neutral Commitment

Being dedicated to making every parcel we deliver carbon neutral, for all our customers, at no extra cost.

Transportation currently accounts for around a quarter of the world's energy-related carbon emissions. Transport is not only the most energy-consuming sector, but it is also, in terms of energy consumption trends, the fastest growing sector. As freight transport activities are projected to increase by around 80% by 2050 compared to 2005, the delivery sector is facing a great challenge to mitigate its environmental impact.

Every day, DPDgroup’s 68,000 delivery men and women deliver more than 4.8 million parcels across Europe’s largest road network and to over 23 countries. This express delivery system, important to us and our clients, is also a large contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and therefore to climate change.

To address this challenge, the group has set itself the target of making every parcel it delivers carbon neutral at no extra cost for its customers.

This commitment is fundamental to our corporate sustainability and a core asset in our DrivingChange programme: DPDgroup is the world CEP sector leader on the voluntary offset market and represents around 5% of the European voluntary market offset credits

Smart Urban Delivery

Improving everyday urban life by giving greater delivery choices, while reducing our impact on the road covering less than 3% of the total land space in Europe, yet hosting more than 73% of its population[1] cities are buzzing hubs of innovation, culture and productivity. However, this increasing urbanisation also brings its share of issues - from denser and more congested city centers to air pollution-related illnesses, causing more than 400,000 premature deaths in Europe each year[2]. More than 80% of citizens in Europe are currently living in areas breaching the World Health Organization pollutant limit.

As a delivery and transport company, DPDgroup is looking to adapt to these challenges, by limiting its impacts on the roads and contributing to the creation of new urban logistics landscapes. Using innovation and last-mile logistics, we are developing user centric solutions to tackle urban issues – all the while simplifying our services for our customers.

Innovative Entrepreneurship

Sharing our expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to help local enterprise thrive at DPDgroup, we believe that developing and empowering innovative entrepreneurs creates a positive impact and shared value in society. Entrepreneurship is part of our DNA, and we share our expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to help local enterprise thrive and to support innovative ideas.

Our support for entrepreneurship has three objectives:

  • We stimulate employee innovation
  • We empower social entrepreneurs
  • We support external entrepreneurship

Closer Communities

Bringing people together to support and build the communities we are closest to.

As a delivery expert, DPDgroup connects closely to local communities on a daily-basis - we have a unique opportunity to support the communities in which we work.

DPDgroup employees are able to put forward local projects that are important to them.

Our committed people offer voluntarily their time, skills and resources to support communities and grow together.

Our ambition is to make a positive contribution to the communities we are the closest to.

Employer of choice

At DPDgroup, we believe that our greatest asset is our workforce. As an organisation made up of 75,000 delivery experts, our aim is to lead a responsible business where everyone feels empowered to engage in the group’s mission and purpose, and is able to contribute to promoting business success and customer satisfaction. By engaging with our workforce, we ensure each and every individual helps to create a responsible, innovative and empowered culture.​

Being a responsible employer also means doing business in an ethical manner at every level and within every business units of the company. This is the responsibility of both our business and employees, and remains an overarching commitment of DPDgroup.

DPDgroup is committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

Find out more about the UN Global Compact.

DPDgroup is committed to supporting the United Nations Development Goals and identified the 3 most relevant objectives in light of the group’s impacts on society, opportunities and the existing DrivingChange programme.

United nations development goal 8
United nations development goal 11
United nations development goal 13