DHL Launches Carbon Neutral Shipping Service for Canadian Businesses

    -   DHL GOGREEN Offers Carbon Neutral International Shipping from
        Anywhere in Canada to Over 220 Countries

    -   It is estimated that Canadian freight transportation generates the
        equivalent emission of 10 million cars annually

    -   Last year alone DHL GOGREEN Service offset 16,200 tonnes of CO(2),
        the equivalent of planting 90,000 trees

TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - In a North-American debut, DHL Express Canada launched today its GOGREEN service, carbon-neutral shipping that enables Canadian businesses of all sizes to ship their goods internationally without leaving an environmental footprint. This value-added service provides companies with a seamless environmentally friendly shipping option and is available from anywhere in Canada to more than 220 countries around the world. In 2008 alone DHL's GOGREEN service offset 16,200 tonnes of CO(2), the equivalent of planting 90,000 trees.

"What makes the GOGREEN service unique and appealing to Canadian businesses is the ability and simplicity it provides local companies to manage, monitor and offset their carbon footprint, all in a seamless automated process," said Mathieu Floreani, President, DHL Express Canada.

To provide a carbon-neutral shipment, DHL calculates to the nearest gram, the carbon emissions generated by transporting each customer's shipment from country of origin to destination. DHL then offsets these emissions by reinvesting in certified carbon management programs such as reforestation and alternative energy projects. These carbon-offset credits are issued directly to the companies that use GOGREEN via a carbon offset certificate. The carbon offset and credit process is monitored and verified by Société Général de Surveillance SA (SGS), a leading independent certification organization.

"DHL is committed on a global and local basis to environmental sustainability, and as such we strive to develop and offer environmentally friendly products & services that benefit the environment and our customers," added Mr. Floreani.

DHL's GOGREEN is the first in a series of environmentally friendly initiatives the company is planning to introduce. As part of its ongoing commitment to climate protection and environmental sustainability, DHL Express Canada has recently undergone an extensive re-routing exercise in an effort to maximize fuel efficiency for the entire DHL fleet of vehicles in Canada. Additionally, the company is working with environmental protection organizations to further its ecological investments in Canadian foresting and land-protection projects.

"As the world's largest logistics company, DHL plays a leading role on a global scale in promoting economic and environmental sustainability and we are carrying the same commitment here in Canada," said Andrew Williams, Vice President, Commercial with DHL Express Canada.

DHL, which offers the GOGREEN carbon-neutral shipping service in more than 25 countries around the world, was also chosen to be the official logistics partner providing carbon neutral logistics services for the UN Climate Conference 2009 in Copenhagen this December.

    How GOGREEN Shipping Works

The carbon-neutral GOGREEN shipping process is managed by DHL's Carbon Management team, which measures and calculates the carbon emissions of each shipment to the nearest gram, based on fuel usage, energy consumption and shipment data. These emissions are then offset via investments in certified environmentally friendly projects. Clients who use the GOGREEN product receive a certificate acknowledging they have used GOGREEN and at what level. This can be used to calculate their emissions and offsets for their own ecological balance sheet. The carbon management process is regularly monitored and verified by SGS, is in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in accordance with ISO 14064 for environmental management.

For more information about GOGREEN and its offering to Canadian businesses, please visit

About DHL

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and 310,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 54 billion euros in 2008. For more information on DHL, please visit


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