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Following its parent companies' GeoPost and La Poste Group's commitment, DPD has been working for several years to reduce the company's overall COfootprint. DPD calls this process ‘insetting’ – a term which covers a variety of internal initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions. Insetting is the process through which DPD will reduce the organisation’s overall carbon output. Insetting can take many forms: from reducing electricity use in our depots to introducing more electric or natural gas powered vehicles, and using delivery bikes in urban centres.

See some of our initiatives below and click for more information.

Delivery bikes in Hamburg

DPD in Germany has introduced delivery bikes that can carry up to 50 parcels to residential areas of Hamburg. This not only reduces CO2, but also produces significantly less noise than delivery vehicles.  

Electromobility: emission-free delivery

The world's first ex-works battery-driven vans are initiating a new era of emission-free transport. The Mercedes-Benz Vito E-CELL is especially suitable for inner-city deliveries, which is why seven of these vehicles are in operation on behalf of DPD in Hamburg and in the Stuttgart conurbation.

Environmentally-friendly technologies for depots

DPD continuously invests in new technologies aimed at reducing the energy consumed at its 75 depots and 7 hubs in Germany. By applying intelligent electricity management systems and the use of geothermal energy DPD ensures that its energy costs fall and the level of CO2 emissions which damage the climate is reduced.