DHL Global Forwarding, Freight has included an automatic carbon footprint reporting feature as part of its track and trace system.
The customer system complies with norms and latest industry standards.
Customers are able to see the carbon footprint of their shipments within DHL’s web based services ‘DHLi Public Tracking’ and ‘Active Tracing’.
The reporting service automatically appears in the system.
The new feature is available for customers worldwide.
Roger Crook, CEO DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, said: “More and more customers demand a precise calculation of their individual carbon emissions when shipping goods.
“The European Standard and the new regulation by the French government on the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions for transport services further add to this trend.”
To receive individual carbon footprint statements of their shipments via ‘Track & Trace’ or via ‘Active Tracing’, customers just have to enter their shipment ID and click on the CO2 footprint button.
The system will then provide the user with an individual carbon emissions notification.
The data is compliant with the European Standard EN 16258, which was developed by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), as well as the new French Decree 2011-1336.
France has its own reporting scheme, as the French government significantly increased environmental protection regulations following the environmental summit Grenelle de l’environnement in Paris in 2011.
The French decree provides a mandatory carbon reporting scheme for transports from, to and within France.