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Become the reference in sustainable delivery

Boris Winkelmann

Sustainability is the biggest challenge of our times. At DPDgroup, we are pioneering a truly sustainable business. It’s what drives us every dayWe aim to be a force for good in the world, joining forces with customers, consumers, suppliers and other stakeholders to make a positive difference to people, to our planet and to the communities we operate with.

DPDgroup is also at the forefront of the e-commerce revolution, touching the lives of millions of people every day – that’s another reason why we’re striving to be the most sustainable delivery company. Because wherever we live on Earth, we all share the same address.”

Boris Winkelmann, Chairman & CEO of GeoPost / DPDgroup

We all share the #SameAddress

In 2020, we delivered 1.9bn parcels worldwide. But when it comes to protecting future generations and our cherished planet, we all share the same address. That’s why we’ve reduced our CO2 emissions per parcel by 18.8% since 2013 and we’ll reach 30% by 2025, when our delivery vehicles in Europe’s 225 largest cities will be 100% low- emission. 

Inspired and guided by the three pillars of our Sustainability approach – PeoplePlanet and Communities – DPDgroup is working harder than ever to create a social and environmental legacy that our children can be proud of. 

Our sustainability achievements in 2020

Our people

Our People  

  • Created 20,000 new jobs across Europe   
  • Increased employee satisfaction rate to 80% 
  • Delivered 74,675 hours of health and safety training 
  • Improved staff turnover to 14% 
Our planet

Our Planet    

  • Deployed more than 2,000 low emission vehicles in European cities (+119% vs 2019)  
  • Reduced our carbon emissions per parcel by 5.7% (vs 2019)  
  • Deployed our unique air quality monitoring program in 5 additional cities  
  • Sourced 62% of our electricity from renewable sources (up from 55% in 2019)  
Our communities

Our Community 

  • Supported more than 450 community initiatives across 19 countries 
  • Connected people everywhere throughout the Covid-19 crisis
  • More than 30,000 employees involved in ‘closer communities’ initiatives 
  • Worked with 16 start-upsto scale up innovation on key sustainability topics 

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

If you want to know more about DPDgroup's CSR activities, download our 2020 CSR report.

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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