Global logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL has become a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100.
This means DHL will join other firms that are looking to contribute to building a circular economy, either through individual projects or through its business strategy.
DHL has been included in the group due to its efforts in optimising supply chains, long history of return logistics, the reduction of CO2 emissions, use of renewable energy and involvement of employees in environmental topics.
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Deutsche Post DHL executive vice president corporate communications and responsibility Christof Ehrhart said: “Being accepted into this group is a confirmation of our focus on sustainability. The membership also provides a good platform for tackling the major challenges of the future together.
“We all know that resources are limited, that our climate is being affected by carbon emissions, and that our consumer behaviour may lead to greater problems in the future. Joining ideas and forces to tackle these challenges is an important step for coming generations.”
The company will now focus on improving the understanding and fostering the development of logistics models that enable a more circular flow of goods to allow more effective reuse, remanufacturing and recycling of products and avoid waste.