Deutsche Post DHL Goes Green in a Big Way

Deutsche Post DHL is the result of the privatization of Germany’s post office and its merger with parcel and logistics giant DHL; its operations around the globe generate annual revenues exceeding 51 billion Euros.  Last week, Deutsche Post DHL passed a new milestone of its environmental protection program called “GoGreen” — more than 60 percent of its global electricity demand is now generated from renewable sources.

I love how Christof Ehrhart, Executive Vice President Corporate Communications and Responsibility announced this achievement; it’s something you’re more likely to hear from a German-based company than one here in the U.S.: “Environmental sustainability is an integral part of our company strategy. Our efforts and the progress we make towards becoming an environmentally friendly company are on the one hand a sign of respect for the world we live in and on the other hand this also supports our customers’ needs.”

Let that sink in for a moment: their tens of millions of customers all around the world are demanding that they behave in a way that demonstrates respect for the world we live in, and that, in turn, requires them to wean themselves off of fossil fuels.

When we stop and look around us, we see how rapidly this whole movement is accelerating.

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