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DHL launches Green Carrier Certification

20 January 2022

THE LOGISTICS firm has announced Green Carrier Certification through its primary UK sub-contractor DigiHaul. 

The green carrier certification programme helps to identify sub-contractors that are already contributing to sustainable logistics, while encouraging more investment in green technologies to reduce carbon output.

DigiHaul manages a network of 750 carriers on behalf of DHL, who will all be invited to take part in the certification programme. DigiHaul will be responsible for encouraging participation, conducting the assessments and managing the certification process.

Carriers will be assessed on whether they have an environmental or sustainability strategy in place, as well as their ability to measure their carbon footprint and share their data. In addition, the assessment will look at features of their fleet - from basic technologies such as low rolling resistance tyres, aerodynamic enhancements and idle cut-off, to advanced green technologies such as sustainable fuels and alternative drivetrains.

The process will result in carriers being awarded one of four levels of certification: 'Pass', 'Good', 'Excellent’ and ‘Outstanding’. The categorisation will enable DHL and its customers to choose greener services and create an additional decision point for future transport tenders and assignments.