DHL Turns Off the Lights for World Environment Day

Dépèche transmise le 5 juin 2009 par Business Wire

DHL Turns Off the Lights for World Environment Day

DHL Turns Off the Lights for World Environment Day

PLANTATION, Fla. & BONN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DHL Express, a globally leading provider of express delivery services, today launched ‘My Green Day’ - an initiative designed to raise environmental awareness among employees. By turning off the lights in their offices for one hour, DHL employees around the world are being encouraged to commit to a more conscious use of energy, and hence a greener lifestyle at work and at home. In addition to the lights off initiative, DHL also encourages staff to make personal commitments, starting June 5, to adopt more environmentally conscientious habits and use resources such as paper and water responsibly.

Symbolic of DHL’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact, ‘My Green Day’ is aligned with the company’s GoGreen Climate Protection Program launched in April last year. As part of this program, DHL is committed to improve its carbon efficiency by 30 percent by 2020, compared to 2007 levels.

DHL, along with its parent company, Deutsche Post DHL, is the first company in the logistics sector to set specific and quantifiable CO2 targets and will apply this by taking a focused approach across four key functions – air, road, real estate and products and services. For example, DHL will progressively modernize its fleet to more fuel efficient aircraft and vehicles, and install more energy efficient lighting and insulation among others.

DHL offices worldwide regularly organize various awareness campaigns to provide employees with the opportunity to adapt and demonstrate more sustainable practices in their daily lives. DHL also offers an interactive on-line platform for all employees to share their green commitments and stories with colleagues around the world.

DHL employees play an important role in collectively reducing DHL’s environmental footprint. My Green Day is one of many projects within the GoGreen offering that works to facilitate a long-term cultural change toward being more environmentally responsible. For example, DHL has been engaging employees to reduce their environmental impact through a driver awareness program – helping drivers to understand the significant impact their driving behavior can have on DHL’s fuel efficiency.

The World Environment Day, held each year on June 5, is one of the principal events through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The slogan for 2009 is “Your Planet Needs You! UNite to Combat Climate Change.”

DHL The Logistics company for the world

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.

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