Acting for air quality

DPDgroup goes the extra mile with its Air Quality Monitoring Programme

Acting for air quality

DPDgroup goes the extra mile with its Air Quality Monitoring Programme

The air quality monitoring programme aims at measuring the air quality through sensors on vans and urban locations such as depots or Pickup points.

 

At a time when air pollution is one of the most serious environmental risks according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) DPDgroup implements an air quality monitoring new initiative, in line with its corporate and social responsibility programme DrivingChangeTM.

This innovative programme is of great benefit both to city authorities and citizens, and will be rolled out in 20 European cities within the next two years.

DPDgroup continuously minimizes its environmental footprint and operates smart urban delivery solutions throughout Europe for improving everyday urban life. DPDgroup is number one on the voluntary carbon offset market in the CEP sector
and aims at reducing its CO2 emissions per parcel by 30% by 2025.

Bringing benefits both to cities and citizens

 

Cities have the opportunity to efficiently 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.

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Jean-Michel Rebillard

After a successful proof of concept in Paris, Jean-Michel Rebillard, Marketing and Communication Director at DPD France, gives his insight on the air quality monitoring programme

Why is the air quality monitoring programme beneficial for DPD France ?

What would you say to the other subsidiaries In Europe who are about to implement the programme ?

 Collecting decisive data

The laser-based mobile sensors are set on delivery fleet and facility network.

These sensors collect real data every 12 seconds, street by street and at breathing level on most deleterious fine particles PM2.5*.

This reliable technology developed by Pollutrack enables to identify the most exposed areas to PM2.5 and better know what impacts fine particles have on people’s health.

Once collected, the data is used through an online platform to create different maps enabling to show the “hotspots” of PM 2.5*. The map can be seen by day, week, month or season.

* PM2.5 refers to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers)

 Collecting decisive data

The laser-based mobile sensors are set on delivery fleet and facility network.

These sensors collect real data every 12 seconds, street by street and at breathing level on most deleterious fine particles PM2.5*.

This reliable technology developed by Pollutrack enables to identify the most exposed areas to PM2.5 and better know what impacts fine particles have on people’s health.

Once collected, the data is used through an online platform to create different maps enabling to show the “hotspots” of PM 2.5*. The map can be seen by day, week, month or season.

* PM2.5 refers to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers)

 

“The global community demands cleaner air and DPDgroup is in a unique position to help. We want to bring benefits both to cities, end-consumers and citizens. Transport companies have a responsibility to act in a sustainable manner, measure and reduce continually their impact on the environment, by innovating and adapting their processes.”

Dominique Mamcarz, CSR Director