DHL Express, an international express delivery service, has introduced the GOGREEN carbon neutral feature to its DHL Express Envelope shipping option. DHL calculates the CO2 emissions associated with the handling and transport of every individual shipment, and will offset the carbon impact of these emissions through investments in recognized climate protection projects.

The calculation and offsetting process for GOGREEN is verified annually based on the ISO14064 standard, by Société Générale de Surveillance, an independent audit company. The enhanced service is available for customers of DHL in 110 countries across all continents.

Having pioneered the concept of carbon neutral transportation of commercial shipments in 2006, DHL Express committed to improve its carbon efficiency by 30 percent by 2020, and reached its interim target of a 10 percent improvement in 2011, one year ahead of plan.