It's not just environmentalists who feel the urgent need to do something about carbon emissions, but also their logistics counterparts. Indeed, the transport sector is the second-biggest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, and in the European Union (EU), the industry accounts for some 25 per cent of total emissions.
Doing its bit for the greater good, DHL launched the GOGREEN Carbon Neutral service globally in 2008. To neutralise carbon emissions generated during shipping, the company will purchase equivalent carbon credits in the carbon market.
"The carbon credits [we] purchased are both from high-quality verified emission reduction and certified emission reduction projects certified by the clean development mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change," says Romeo Gabato, GOGREEN regional lead at DHL Express Asia Pacific.
"With this service, customers can support t