Total Zero

Total Zero
Carbon neutral parcel shipping at zero extra cost to
the customer
A voluntary and unprecedented commitment.
Carbon neutral parcel shipping at no extra cost to the
Every parcel sent via DPD’s network will be carbon neutral
in the five major markets France, Germany, United
Kingdom, Netherlands and BeLux from July 2012.
Doing the right thing.
The Total Zero approach is part of DPD’s
group-wide Responsibility strategy –
which focuses on ‘People, Planet,
DPD adopts the values of parent
company La Poste which has also made
a significant commitment to carbon
neutrality of all mail and parcels sent via
its service.
DPD makes a difference to the industry and the planet.
 Parcel transport is a major contributor to
carbon emissions
 DPD has identified that reducing emissions
from its transport activity is the greatest
challenge it faces in reducing its impact on
the planet
 By using its road network to deliver parcels in
Europe, DPD already generates significantly
less carbon than its competitors
 As a responsible business, DPD is committed
to continuously reducing its impact on the
planet. Since 2006 the company is
permanently reducing its carbon footprint
 Total carbon neutrality is a logical step further
Supporting our clients.
 Like DPD, many of its clients also want to
reduce their carbon footprint
 By offering them the opportunity to send
carbon neutral parcels at no extra cost,
DPD can help them deliver their own CO2
reduction objectives
 DPD is committed to providing clients with
the best possible offering from a cost,
service and sustainability point of view
 DPD is taking responsibility for the planet
while providing the same great delivery
The Total Zero approach is a three-step-process.
DPD is constantly
seeking ways to
reduce its CO2
footprint year on
year through inhouse carbon
reduction initiatives
By measuring its carbon
footprint over several
years DPD has a
detailed understanding
of the amount of carbon
issued by its operations
DPD will offset the CO2 that
can not be avoided at no
additional cost to the
The more DPD reduces its
own CO2 emissions the less it
will need to offset per parcel
– a sign of DPD’s genuine
commitment to the
Insetting – constantly reducing carbon emissions.
A variety of initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions
are incorporated into the DPD business. Some
UK insetting initiatives include:
 Eco-driving training for delivery drivers and the
UK ‘Drive Smart’ campaign that raises
awareness of Eco-driving;
 Using the UK’s largest fleet of double deck
trailers which can hold a third more volume
than a single deck vehicle and therefore
produce lower emissions per parcel;
 Reducing energy consumption by measures
such as sensor-activated lighting and power
usage awareness campaigns.
Offsetting: a means to fight against CO2 emissions.
For all the CO2 that can not be avoided by
DPD, its parent company La Poste will
offset the emissions generated in France,
Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands
and BeLux from July 2012.
This will be approximately 500,000 tonnes
each year. Becoming more CO2 efficient
the amount of carbon to be offset per
parcel will reduce year on year.
La Poste will make this investment without
passing on any extra charge to DPD’s
Defining DPD’s offset perimeter.
sold to DPD
outside of
Total offset:
500.000 tonnes CO2
CDC Climat.
DPD’s parent company La Poste has partnered
with CDC Climat to offset DPD’s remaining CO2
CDC Climat’s international standing and longterm commitment to lowering CO2 emissions
makes it the perfect offsetting partner for the
Total Zero commitment.
DPD’s parent company La Poste is working
with CDC Climat to identify a range of carbon
offsetting projects which it will support through
the Total Zero principle.
These projects could range from overseas
projects in the developing world to more local
schemes in Europe
Carbon-neutral shipping – the facts and figures.
…represents the additional costs which customers have to pay for
DPD’s carbon-neutral transport
1 kg CO2
…is generated by the average parcel shipped by DPD
On its 5 biggest markets
…DPD is launching carbon-neutral parcel shipping at no extra cost:
in Germany, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands and BeLux
Up to 8 times more
…CO2 is generated by shipping parcels within Europe by airfreight –
DPD avoids this almost completely
10 per cent
…represents the amount of CO2 per parcel which was already
reduced between 2008 and 2011
Approx. 90 per cent
…of DPD’s CO2 emissions are caused by its parcel transport
Almost 100 per cent
…of all DPD parcels within Europe are transported by road – which
means eight times less emissions than CO2-intensive air freight
100 per cent
… of all parcels shipped on the five markets involved are
transported in a carbon-neutral way
500,000 tonnes of CO2
…will be offset annually by DPD from July 2012 onwards
Total Zero.
Carbon neutral parcel deliveries
at zero extra cost to the customer
From July 2012
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