GLS Germany has launched a new “green” parcel delivery service with accordance to the campaign. The service seeks to lessen the carbon footprint of its logistics infrastructure at par with responding to a growing number of customers who demand a climate-neutral shipping service.
The innovative service is provided for a 5-cent premium for domestic parcel delivery and 10-cent charge for destinations in Europe. The proceeds from this service will be directed towards certified rainforest restoration projects. GLS stated that planting a hectare of trees would absorb 10 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. By this initiative customers can make an active contribution towards safeguarding the environment while shipping explained Klaus Conrad, managing director at GLS Germany.
The truth is when goods are transported, irrespective of which route they travel, emissions are a certainty and can’t be avoided at the moment.
In the commercial aspect of this service, businesses that make use of it will be entitled to make use of a special logo on their websites linking to information about the initiative. Those who ship more than 1000 packages a year will receive a special certificate.
On the consumer’s realm, customers will be able to use special shipping labels to flag up packages as green shipments. This is done so that the sender can show their customers that they are committed to sustainable shipping.