Measuring our own impact
The first step to managing and reducing DPDgroup’s carbon emissions is having a thorough understanding of the GHG emissions resulting from our operations.
To achieve this aim, the group uses “RESPIRE”, an internal reporting system allowing the collection of energy and fuel consumption data from transport, depots and hubs, in the 18 subsidiaries fully owned by DPDgroup. Quarterly reports allow each division to closely monitor its consumption and emissions.
We continuously improve the tool in order to ensure its effectiveness and reliability – subsidiaries now benefit from new Avoided Emissions indicators, which allow them to measure gains from ongoing energy and fuel reduction initiatives.
The tool aligns with international standards such as ISO 14064, the European standard EN 16258, the French standard BEGES and our internal protocol, and data is audited annually to ensure its accuracy.
TOTAL CO2e emissions of the group
Allowing customers to measure their impact
In addition to measuring the group’s overall emissions, DPDgroup launched the Carbon Calculator tool in 2016, giving customers precise information on request, according to their parcel's exact route. Although these emissions are later offset by the group, this tool enables individuals and businesses to have a thorough understanding of their impacts, a mandatory step to take actions. It also responds to the needs of the group’s growing base of environmentally-conscious clients.
The analysis is performed for every single parcel that enters the group’s logistic network. The tool was recently verified and validated by SGS, a third party body, against the requirements of the European standard EN 16258.