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DHL arm launches carbon emission tracker

Jack Loo | July 28, 2011
The new service promises to manage carbon dioxide emissions along entire supply chain.

SINGAPORE, 28 JULY 2011 - DHL Global Forwarding, Freight unveiled a carbon emissions tracking service called GOGREEN Carbon Dashboard yesterday.

Through reports, DHL customers will be able to better understand the main drivers of carbon emissions from the various transport modes involved including pickup and delivery emissions in their supply chain.

The dashboard helps account for and manages carbon emissions, including third party emissions, with detailed and reliable carbon dioxide mapping available instantly from a Web-based hub.

"Up to 50 percent of the carbon footprint of a product comes from the supply chain. The new Carbon Dashboard helps our customers identify their impact in detail, so that together we can find 'greener' solutions wherever possible," said Kathrin Brost, vice president, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight Green Strategy.

The Carbon Dashboard ensures a standard calculation approach and treats carbon dioxide as an integrated business parameter, putting it in relation with other supply chain parameters such as volumes shipped, product density and trade lane efficiency.

It can also run various carbon reduction scenarios using real data and explore the effectiveness of different optimisation levers.

"In the future, carbon will become a global currency and DHL makes it easy for companies to integrate it in their balance sheet," added Brost.

Besides the dashboard offering, DHL offers a range of green services from carbon reporting and consulting to carbon dioxide reduction options and carbon offsetting. DHL last year offset some 82,000 tonnes of carbon emissions for its customers and shipped over 1.7 billion carbon dioxide-neutral GOGREEN items.


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