DHL Express, BPI partner to cut bank’s GHG emissions via GoGreen Plus

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From left: Eugenio Mercado, BPI Head of Enterprise Operations; Eric Luchangco, BPI Chief Finance Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer; Nigel Lockett, DHL Express Philippines Country Manager; and Roderick Queppet, DHL Express Philippines VP for Commercial. Photo from DHL.
  • DHL Express signed an agreement with the Bank of the Philippine Islands to reduce the bank’s annual greenhouse gas emissions from shipping documents by 90%
  • This is through the express operator’s GoGreen Plus service
  • The GoGreen Plus service is a global initiative by DHL towards a sustainable future by transitioning from the use of traditional jet fuel to sustainable aviation fuel

DHL Express has signed an agreement with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) to reduce the bank’s annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from shipping documents by 90% through the express operator’s GoGreen Plus service.

The GoGreen Plus service is a global initiative by DHL towards a sustainable future by transitioning from the use of traditional jet fuel to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), an alternative fuel produced from sustainable feedstocks, including used cooking oil and food waste. The program is a key part of DHL Group’s sustainability goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

“The partnership with BPI is a step in the right direction. Together, we want to make international express shipping more sustainable. We hope this agreement will inspire other companies to transition to low carbon emission transportation services using sustainable aviation fuel,” DHL Express Philippines country manager Nigel Lockett said in a statement.

“GoGreen Plus empowers our customers to reduce their Scope 3 emissions. This is the indirect greenhouse gas emissions inherent within a company’s value chain, predominantly in up- and downstream transportation and distribution. This is where we can help BPI curtail the carbon emissions associated with their shipments,” DHL Express vice president for commercial Roderick Queppet said.

For his part, BPI chief finance officer and chief sustainability officer Eric Luchangco, said: “With the partnership, BPI, with the help of DHL Express, hopes to set a new standard for sustainability in the logistics and banking industries.”

The collaborative effort aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 13, which addresses climate action, and SDG 17 that emphasizes partnerships to achieve sustainable goals.

In 2023, DHL Express launched the GoGreen Plus service, allowing customers to reduce CO2 emissions associated with their air freight with the help of SAF.

GoGreen Plus is made possible by three of the most significant SAF contracts with BP, Neste, and World Energy.