Sustainability without compromise

Sustainability is about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the future. It’s not a quick fix. It needs real vision. At DPDgroup, we have embedded sustainable development into our culture and we’re looking at every aspect of our business to drive long-lasting changes that will bring people a better quality of life.

Because each of you deserves more sustainable city centres, DPDgroup rolled out over than 100 smart urban delivery solutions throughout Europe and beyond in 2019, thus mitigating congestion and pollution in cities and optimizing delivery preferences for the e-shopper.

For the planet, we pursue our market-leading carbon neutral commitment by implementing low carbon technologies on the road and in our facilities, and investing in free energy production projects worldwide.

The whole community demands cleaner air. Through our fleet and depots, we measure air quality levels in real time, street by street, providing a comprehensive picture of cities’ air to city authorities and citizens.

When it comes to climate, we want to do our part.

Conscious of our responsibility towards the planet and its people, we aim at being the most sustainable delivery company in Europe.

Boris Winkelmann, Chairman & CEO of GeoPost / DPDgroup

Key facts & figures

Carbon market

1,3 billion carbon neutral parcels delivered in 2019

16 millions of kilometers travelled by our low-emission fleet

Smart urban cities

100+ smart urban delivery solutions rolled out across Europe

A 360° approach to DrivingChangeTM

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

Our sustainable development strategy focuses on areas where we can make the biggest difference. At DPDgroup, we redefine delivery boundaries, and bring inspiration, innovation and action to each of our initiatives. To benefit the whole ecosystem. 

Action

Smart urban delivery

Carbon neutral commitment

Innovation

Air quality monitoring programme

Innovative entrepreneurship

Inspiration

Closer communities

Employer of choice

Carbon neutral commitment

Discover how we have reduced our CO2 emissions per parcel by 14% since 2013

Essential to us: carbon-neutral parcel shipping without additional costs to shippers and consignees. We closely monitor the greenhouse gases we generate and work continuously on reducing our carbon footprint. Any unavoidable transport emissions are offset by investment in projects for renewable energies and clean energy generation.

Smart urban delivery

Did you know the entire city of Bratislava is delivered with low-emission vehicles?

High levels of traffic density and pollution in inner cities require new solutions to parcel delivery operations. We are developing sustainable city logistics concepts in order to ensure deliveries to inner-city areas in future, too.

Smart urban delivery

Did you know the entire city of Bratislava is delivered with low-emission vehicles?

High levels of traffic density and pollution in inner cities require new solutions to parcel delivery operations. We are developing sustainable city logistics concepts in order to ensure deliveries to inner-city areas in future, too.

Closer communities

As a delivery company, we have many opportunities to generate contacts and build long-lasting relationships. Our ambition is to make a positive contribution to the communities we’re the closest to. We have a wide range of topics and areas in which our employees are involved: solidarity transport, disadvantaged children and youth, the elderly, health, education, poverty, and environment. Each Business Unit has developed the most meaningful initiative, relevant to its own eco-system.

Innovative Entrepreneurship

As a company we promote a start-up culture, in which staff have the opportunity to implement their own innovative ideas. This enables us to create new solutions for shippers and consignees on a regular basis, thus securing our position as the digital leaders within the parcels industry.

Innovative Entrepreneurship

As a company we promote a start-up culture, in which staff have the opportunity to implement their own innovative ideas. This enables us to create new solutions for shippers and consignees on a regular basis, thus securing our position as the digital leaders within the parcels industry.

Air quality monitoring programme

Check out how we improve air quality for all citizens in 3 European cities

Our vision of sustainable delivery

DPDgroup is committed to being a sustainable business

Discover our CSR commitments

Press release

"DPDgroup launches a unique air quality monitoring programme" (28 November 2019)

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DPD van

Press release

“DPD UK takes delivery of 300 Nissan e-NV200 vans to create UK's largest electric vehicles parcel delivery fleet” (30 January 2020)

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