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Deutsche Post DHL Group joins RSB to accelerate climate-neutral logistics

Deutsche Post DHL Group, home to the well-known brands DHL and Deutsche Post, has joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to accelerate its decarbonisation targets and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

As the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group acknowledges its responsibility to be a sustainability leader in the industry. For years, the company has redefined logistics – pioneering the first green logistics product, and becoming the first logistics company to commit to a zero-emissions target. In 2021, Deutsche Post DHL Group announced plans to reduce its emissions to under 29 million tonnes by 2030, and invest 7 billion euros in alternative aviation fuels, the expansion of the zero-emission e-vehicle fleet and climate-neutral buildings.

By becoming an RSB member, the German multinational logistics and supply chain management company has further demonstrated its commitment to climate-neutral logistics.

“Sustainable fuels are they key lever in our decarbonisation efforts. For a successful ramp-up, the right balance between flexibility in using sustainable fuels via ‘book and claim’, while not compromising on trustworthiness and reliable sustainability certification is essential. The RSB is one of the key players in those dimensions and we are delighted to be a part of the RSB community and contribute to the continuous development of sustainability certification and ‘book and claim’ framework,” says Dr. Andreas Mündel, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Operations Programs at DPDHL.

RSB is a global membership organisation that has been guiding sector transformation to bio-based and circular models for over a decade. RSB’s sustainability framework is the world’s most trusted and peer-reviewed approach to advancing the sustainable and circular bioeconomy, and has been developed by the organisation’s multi-stakeholder membership – it is a uniquely robust and credible foundation for supporting innovative solutions to the climate crisis. RSB uses this foundation to develop projects, new knowledge and best-practices that equip key decision-makers to deliver positive impacts for people and the planet.

As an RSB member, Deutsche Post DHL Group will be invited to contribute to the continuous development of RSB’s sustainability framework, and benefit from global recognition and access to industry initiatives and policy platforms that are shaping future markets, such as the SAF Policy Platform, the Power-to-X Working Group and the RSB Book & Claim System.

“I am delighted to welcome Deutsche Post DHL Group. The RSB community is a collaborative network of pioneers on a sustainability journey, and with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s membership, I am confident that we are on the right route to decarbonise logistics. We are certain that Deutsche Post DHL Group will make the most of all that RSB’s membership offers, especially in developing the RSB Book & Claim System, and we look forward to supporting their decarbonisation efforts in line with RSB’s trusted sustainability framework,” says Elena Schmidt, RSB’s Executive Director.


About RSB

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is a global, multi-stakeholder and independent organisation that drives the development of a bio-based and circular economy. RSB has the world’s most trusted, peer-reviewed, global certification standard for sustainable biomaterials, biofuels and biomass production, from which it provides credible tools and solutions for sustainability that mitigate business risk and contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
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About Deutsche Post DHL Group

Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading logistic company. The Group connects people and markets and is an enabler of global trade. It aspires to be the first choice for customers, employees and investors worldwide. To this end, Deutsche Post DHL Group is focusing on growth in its profitable core logistics businesses and accelerating the digital transformation in all business divisions. The Group contributes to the world through sustainable business practices, corporate citizenship and environmental activities. By the year 2050, Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve net-zero emissions logistics. Deutsche Post DHL Group is home to two strong brands: DHL offers a comprehensive range of parcel and international express service, freight transport, and supply chain management services, as well as e-commerce logistics solutions. Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal and parcel service provider. Deutsche Post DHL Group employs approximately 590,000 people in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. The Group generated revenues of more than 81 billion Euros in 2021.
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