Deutsche Post DHL Group operates under two brands: Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal service provider and DHL is uniquely positioned in the world’s growth markets, with a comprehensive range of international express, freight transportation, e-commerce, and supply chain management services.
Deutsche Post DHL Group employs more than 480,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion Euros in 2014.
Deutsche Post DHL Group focuses on providing reverse logistics as an enabler in the transition to a circular economy. The Group has already integrated a sustainable and responsible business approach into its corporate strategy and established the company wide environmental protection program GoGreen. The first reverse logistics solutions are in place, such as DHL ‘Envirosolutions’; a comprehensive service offer, which includes global solutions to support customers’ zero waste targets. Since joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE 100 in 2015, Deutsche Post DHL Group is working on evaluating reverse logistics requirements across different industries to further optimise and expand those solutions.
Deutsche Post DHL Group will focus on improving the understanding and fostering the development of logistics models that enable its customers to establish a more circular flow of goods. These efforts will promote more effective reuse, remanufacturing and recycling
of products to avoid waste. The Group can contribute to a Circular Economy through its activities in optimising supply chains, its proven experience in return logistics, the improvement of CO2 efficiency, use of renewable energies, and the involvement of its employees in environmental topics. Thus the reverse logistics solutions offered should not only enable the transition to a circular and thus sustainable economy, but also be designed in an environmentally efficient way. Therefore, Deutsche Post DHL Group will link its global network and its Group wide expertise in green logistics to the business model of a circular economy.