To demonstrate the strength of electric vehicles, Qantas and Tesla conducted a world first, where the all-electric car successfully towed the Dreamliner as part of a Guinness World Record attempt, as the heaviest tow by an electric production passenger vehicle.
DHL Supply Chain has joined in a partnership with Qantas through its Future Planet program to make its supply chain carbon neutral, for and together with its customers and business partners.
DHL invited its Australian customers to contribute to the cause based on their emissions, on World Environment Day last week, ensuring all warehousing and DHL road transport operations are carbon neutral well into 2019.
CEO of DHL Supply Chain Australia & New Zealand Saul Resnick said: “We are dedicated to our environment conservation responsibilities and take them very seriously. We intend to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050. This is a step to help offset for the short term; our long-term goals will continue to focus on reducing the emissions altogether. We are very proud to share the same principles with our customers and appreciate their dedicated support towards the cause and the program.”
Qantas’ Future Planet program has already offset over three million tonnes of carbon emissions over the past ten years, with the help of participating organisations that contribute towards verified carbon offset projects that collectively help nourish communities while mitigating environmental impact. DHL’s warehousing and road transport will, along with its customers, join the initiative and continue to contribute to the Australia-wide cause.
Goodman Group is a partner of DHL, sharing the common goal and sentiment of offsetting its carbon footprint and giving back to the community and is excited to support this initiative. General manager of the Goodman Group Australia Jason Little said: “We feel great about being able to do our part in cleaning the climate and creating a sustainable future for Australia. Qantas’ Future Planet program aligns very closely with our organisational values and we are very excited to be a part of this cause.”
DHL’s continued efforts towards cutting its carbon footprint has achieved significant carbon efficiency goals in the recent years. These efforts include solar panel installations, use of natural light, solar reflective paint, and heating and energy-saving lighting amongst other initiatives, to reduce CO2 emissions in warehousing.
“Through our GoGreen initiatives, DHL is working towards reducing all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050. To support this mission, we have set an interim goal to increase our carbon efficiency by 50 per cent compared to 2007 levels by 2025,” Saul added.