We all share the #SameAddress

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Become the international reference in sustainable delivery

Sustainability is the biggest challenge of our times. At DPDgroup, we are pioneering a truly sustainable business. It’s what drives us every day. We aim to be a force for good in the world, joining forces with customers, consumers, suppliers and other stakeholders to make a positive difference to people, to our planet and to the communities we operate with.

DPD is also at the forefront of the e-commerce revolution, touching the lives of millions of people every day – that’s another reason why we’re striving to be the most sustainable delivery company. Because wherever we live on Earth, we all share the same address.

We all share the #SameAddress

In 2020, we delivered 1.9bn parcels worldwide. But when it comes to protecting future generations and our cherished planet, we all share the same address. That’s why we’ve reduced our CO2 emissions per parcel by 18.8% since 2013 and we’ll reach 30% by 2025, when our delivery vehicles in Europe’s 225 largest cities will be 100% low emission.

Inspired and guided by the three pillars of our Sustainability approach – ‘People, Planet and Communities’ – DPDgroup is working harder than ever to create a social and environmental legacy that our children can be proud of.

Our sustainability achievements in 2020

Our People

  • Created 20,000 new jobs across Europe  

  • Increased employee satisfaction rate to 80% 

  • Delivered 74,675 hours of health and safety training

  • Improved staff turnover to 14%

Our 2020 Planet

  • Deployed more than 2,000 low emission vehicles in European cities (+119% vs 2019) 

  • Reduced our carbon emissions per parcel by 5.7% (vs 2019) 

  • Deployed our unique air quality monitoring program in 5 additional cities 

  • Sourced 62% of our electricity from renewable sources (up from 55% in 2019) 

Our Community

  • Supported more than 450 community initiatives across 19 countries 

  • Connected people everywhere throughout the Covid-19 crisis 

  • than 30,000 employees involved in ‘closer communities’ initiatives

  • Worked with 16 start-ups to scale up innovation on key sustainability topics 

If you want to know more about DPDgroup's CSR activities, download our 2020 CSR report.

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Project Breathe

Project Breathe is our Air Quality Monitoring Programme which uses smart sensors, installed in our vans and across various locations throughout Dublin to track air quality in real time.

The data collected is shared for free with the Dublin City Council, the EPA, the Asthma Society of Ireland and leading universities. We partnered with Pollutrack to install our sensors in 102 of our delivery vehicles, 6 of our Dublin depots and at 14 partner locations across the city. The sensors measure harmful Particle Matter(PM) 2.5 levels in real time, this will help to identify hotspots of PM2.5 in the city.

This information can be accessed with Pollutrack AirDiag here.