Blue Dart pledges to meet CO2 reduction targets

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New Delhi: Ahead of world Environment day Blue Dart logistics provider has signed the ‘Climate Neutral Now’ (CNN) a pledge by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to meet the CO2 reduction targets.

The Climate Neutral Now Initiative encourages and supports interested stakeholders to act now in order to achieve a climate-neutral world by 2050 as enshrined in the Paris Agreement.

“The initiative is a tool to promote voluntary action on climate change, Blue Dart, which is a part of the Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) Group,” said in a statement.

Talking about the initiative, Pablo Ciano, EVP Corporate Development, DPDHL Group said, “As a Group, we have developed a Sustainability Roadmap that supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We are constantly working towards introducing innovative green logistics solutions that improve our carbon footprint.

Informing about the operations that have been undertaken in India, he said , “I am delighted to share that representing the DHL eCommerce Solutions Division in India, Blue Dart has been delivering high on its sustainability initiatives. Recently, Blue Dart received an ‘A’-band certification for its ESG performance and this mirrors every step it has taken towards improving the environment we operate in and for social welfare as a whole. We take this one step ahead by pledging to work to become climate neutral by signing the Climate Neutral Now pledge by the UNFCCC.”

“Deutsche Post DHL Group has adopted a package of measures worth up to €7 billion to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, primarily to expand the use of sustainable technologies and fuels in its fleets and buildings” company said in a statement.

Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, Blue Dart, said , “We are extremely proud to pledge our support towards the UNFCCC. All our decisions are taken to serve one purpose: ‘Connecting People, Improving Lives’.

:We are delighted to be a forerunner in initiatives that promote environmental conservation, social welfare and most importantly we are constantly working towards achieving clean operations to protect against climate change. The pledge enables us to quantify the impact of our initiatives, guided by the Sustainability Roadmap that we are aligned to, as a part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group” he added.

The compant in its statement said, Blue Dart has already invested extensively in remaining a Sustainable Provider of Choice by being the first in the industry to set quantified carbon-reduction targets.

“The organization, as a part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group, aimed to increase its CO2 efficiency by 10 percent by the year 2012 and 30 percent by the year 2020. Against the 30% target, Blue Dart achieved a 34 per cent CO2 efficiency in 2021” it said.

Blue Dart Express is an Indian logistics company that provides courier delivery services. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It has a subsidiary cargo airline, Blue Dart Aviation that operates in South Asian countries

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