DHL Supply Chain today became one of the first organizations in Asia to receive independent accreditation for its efforts in developing sustainable road transport operations in Singapore by Green Freight Asia (GFA).
GFA, a programme akin to Green Freight Europe, is a non-profit organisation established in 2013 to facilitate reduced CO2 emissions and lower shipping costs across entire supply chains by decreasing fuel consumption. This is driven primarily by the GFA Label programme, which awards companies that demonstrate a commitment to – and progress toward – adoption of Green freight practices. GFA also serves as a platform to share best practices and technologies in sustainable road freight among leading companies.
The Green Freight Asia label is recognition of DHL’s continuous commitment to champion the adoption of sustainable business practices. Applicants for this accreditation are evaluated based on their public commitment to help the industry increase road transport fuel efficiency and reduce or avoid CO2 emissions, adoption of fuel/CO2 reduction technologies, and the percentage of drivers who have received Eco-Driver training.
Sean Gillespie, vice president, Transport and Distribution, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific, said: “For us, business success and social responsibility are two inseparable objectives. At DHL, we understand our responsibility as the world’s leading logistics provider to continuously drive business growth in a sustainable and environmentally-conscious way. In fact, the majority of customers believe that in the next decade, the Green transport of goods will be a decisive factor in winning consumers.”
DHL’s global Green Trends Survey revealed that 51 per cent of consumers and 57 percent of business customers prefer a Greener logistics provider over a cheaper one.
Chow Yew Sun, director, Transport and Distribution, DHL Supply Chain Singapore, said: “Receiving the Green Freight Asia Two-Leaf Label for Singapore confirms DHL’s commitment to investing in sustainability initiatives that focus on reducing our carbon emissions and that of our customers.”