For our planet, we are:

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Pioneering carbon reduction initiatives

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Growing our low-emission fleet

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Switching to renewable energy

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Monitoring air quality in cities across Europe

From carbon neutral since 2012 to net zero emissions target in 2040

Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040

Achieving net-zero emissions by 2040

GeoPost/DPDgroup submits its net-zero target to the Science Based Target initiative

In a context of rapid growth in the e-commerce and parcel delivery sectors, DPDgroup submitted on 11 July 2022 both a near-term decarbonization and an ambitious long-term net-zero target for approval by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). This step demonstrates DPDgroup’s ambition to lead on net-zero emissions in the parcel delivery market. As a pioneer in its sector, the company is taking decisive action to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040 and commits to reduce its scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 43% by 2030 and 90% by 2040 from a 2020 baseline– 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.

GeoPost/DPDgroup submits its net-zero target to the Science Based Target initiative

In a context of rapid growth in the e-commerce and parcel delivery sectors, DPDgroup submitted on 11 July 2022 both a near-term decarbonization and an ambitious long-term net-zero target for approval by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi). This step demonstrates DPDgroup’s ambition to lead on net-zero emissions in the parcel delivery market. As a pioneer in its sector, the company is taking decisive action to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040 and commits to reduce its scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 43% by 2030 and 90% by 2040 from a 2020 baseline– 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.

Renewing our ambition in low-emission delivery

If we can do more, we should

If we can do more, we should

In 2021, we set an ambition to have low-emission vehicles operating in 350 cities by 2025. This had already been achieved in 52 cities at the end of 2021, which represents almost 25% of our initial target. By 2025, we aim to have 15,000 alternative vehicles in our fleet, 250 urban depots operational, and a network of 70,000 parcel Pickup shops and 30,000 parcel lockers. This will ensure that 90% of the population in Europe is less than 10 minutes from a Pickup location.

Investing in faster change

Deploying more sustainable delivery options at speed

Our sector is recognised as one of the most difficult to decarbonise, and it requires extensive investment. That’s why we established our Carbon Fund to help our Business Units fast-track their carbon reduction initiatives. In 2021, the Fund invested over €920,000 in 21 projects across 18 Business Units. 412 tCO2e has been saved through a wide range of decarbonisation initiatives ranging from transitioning to LED lighting to installing vehicle charging points. This funding is in addition to all planned
capital investment for sustainable solutions across the group and enables individual Business Units to accelerate their progress.

Deploying more sustainable delivery options at speed

Our sector is recognised as one of the most difficult to decarbonise, and it requires extensive investment. That’s why we established our Carbon Fund to help our Business Units fast-track their carbon reduction initiatives. In 2021, the Fund invested over €920,000 in 21 projects across 18 Business Units. 412 tCO2e has been saved through a wide range of decarbonisation initiatives ranging from transitioning to LED lighting to installing vehicle charging points. This funding is in addition to all planned
capital investment for sustainable solutions across the group and enables individual Business Units to accelerate their progress.

Bologna leads the way in bringing low-emissions deliveries to Italy

BRT accelerates its commitment to sustainability

BRT accelerates its commitment to sustainability

In February 2021, BRT’s transformation towards more sustainable delivery began.

The rollout began in Bologna with the opening of a new smart urban depot and two new cargo e-bikes operating in the city’s historical centre. In less than a year the city’s low-emission fleet had grown from five to 57 vehicles. Thirty four charging points had been installed in three separate city depots. Today, BRT delivers every parcel in the city of Bologna using low-emission vehicles and there are more than 30 pick-up and drop-off points located citywide. By 2025, BRT aims to cut emissions per parcel by 27% compared to the 2020 figure and to serve 28 cities in Italy with low-emission vehicles.

A breath of fresh air

Sharing data to drive better air quality decisions

It is an undeniable fact that the parcel delivery sector contributes to air pollution. As one of the many steps we take to minimise our contribution to this global problem, we launched an Air Quality Monitoring Programme in 2019, to help shine a light on air quality in key cities across Europe. By the end of 2021, the programme was live in 14 European cities.

Working in partnership with Pollutrack, we fit our vehicles and Pickup points with sensors to measure the presence of harmful particulate matter (PM 2.5) in the air in real time. The data gathered maps pollution hotspots in real time and is accessible to the public.

This useful data empowers city authorities to make informed decisions to help mitigate the issues. Traffic planning and urban developments can be assessed with air quality in mind. And citizens, especially those with breathing difficulties like asthma, can access the data to make better decisions for their own health.

Sharing data to drive better air quality decisions

It is an undeniable fact that the parcel delivery sector contributes to air pollution. As one of the many steps we take to minimise our contribution to this global problem, we launched an Air Quality Monitoring Programme in 2019, to help shine a light on air quality in key cities across Europe. By the end of 2021, the programme was live in 14 European cities.

Working in partnership with Pollutrack, we fit our vehicles and Pickup points with sensors to measure the presence of harmful particulate matter (PM 2.5) in the air in real time. The data gathered maps pollution hotspots in real time and is accessible to the public.

This useful data empowers city authorities to make informed decisions to help mitigate the issues. Traffic planning and urban developments can be assessed with air quality in mind. And citizens, especially those with breathing difficulties like asthma, can access the data to make better decisions for their own health.

What is a smart city?

Importantly, what makes it more sustainable?

Importantly, what makes it more sustainable?

Business logistics and transportation are the arteries that keep cities alive. A smart city is one that uses innovation and technology to deliver greater efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and improve quality of life, while also ensuring people’s needs are met. All the smart urban delivery initiatives we are rolling out across Europe do exactly that. Growing our last mile, low-emission fleet reduces emissions in urban centres. Establishing urban depots reduces heavy vehicle traffic in cities. Employing alternative energy sources reduces the emissions in our buildings and depots.

Deploying more Pickup parcel shops and lockers reduces the need to redeliver parcels when the consignee isn’t there to receive them. All these benefits are achieved while increasing our ability to deliver parcels more efficiently. Put our smart urban delivery solutions to work for your business.