As part of the COP26 climate conference, Deutsche Post DHL Group announced a step towards introducing climate-friendly aviation logistics.
The Group has agreed a new partnership with Neste to supply the DHL Express division with Sustainable Aviation Fuel at the UK’s East Midlands Airport.
In total, DHL will purchase SAF for more than EUR 60 million by mid-2022, reducing around 70,000 tons of CO2.
This is a first step for the Group to reach its ambitious 2030 target of meeting at least 30 per cent of its fuel needs in aviation through sustainable fuels.
Melanie Kreis, CFO Deutsche Post DHL Group, said: “As the world’s leading logistics provider, it is our responsibility to play an active part in leading our industry towards a sustainable future.
“In line with our company’s “Mission 2050: Zero Emissions” and our commitment to the “Business Ambition for 1.5°C” campaign, we have pledged to invest approximately EUR 7 billion by 2030 in clean operations, within the framework of our Sustainability Roadmap.”