Enhance Sustainability

Eco-friendly logistics

Improve the green impact of your supply chain

With complex governmental legislation, increasing consumer awareness and tight investor scrutiny, sustainability is increasingly driving strategic decisions, both for businesses as a whole, and supply chains in particular. With our expertise, we can help you step up your environmental programs and find innovative ways to optimize your carbon footprint.

Why sustainability?

Key stakeholders have green agendas

Enhancing supply chain sustainability is rapidly becoming a business necessity. There are many internal and external stakeholders demanding change, while voluntary green initiatives can provide a valuable boost to a company’s image.

Governments around the world are requiring CO2 disclosure and emissions reductions, such as the carbon taxation measures in Sweden and Denmark. At the same time, consumers are demanding “green” products and services like eco-labeling. There are even growing concerns from investors regarding the potential financial impact of CO2 – whether from regulation or waste (e.g. the Carbon Disclosure Project representing over 500 institutional investors).

The benefits of reduced emissions

There are many CO2 reduction measures, each with a distinct impact on your supply chain. They range from fundamental changes in the product portfolio to the strategic reorganization of your supply chain network and infrastructure.

Implementing sustainability improvement measures not only results in a reduced carbon footprint, but also creates an enhanced commercial proposition based on sustainable values. In turn, this can support your brand positioning and competitiveness.

Recent success stories include that of a major European retailer who was able to enhance its reputation by eliminating 17 million miles from the supply chain, thereby exceeding its target of a 10% reduction in emissions four years ahead of schedule.

Green does not have to be expensive


Enhancing sustainability does not necessarily translate to higher costs. In fact, modern managers see carbon optimization as an effective tool for reducing costs by using energy and resources more efficiently. By selecting more environmentally friendly transportation for certain products, you can reduce both CO2 emissions and transport costs.

Switching transport modes from airfreight to an air-ocean mix allowed a global medical device manufacturer to achieve a 15% reduction in CO2 and 32% reduction in transportation costs.

Focused analyses can determine your company’s optimal transport mix based on product characteristics and service requirements, thereby reducing both emissions and costs.

As a global player with a sizable carbon footprint, Deutsche Post DHL Group needs to keep improving the environmental performance across all its activities. DHL Consulting helps business units to do that.
Konrad Grunewald, Associate Partner DHL Consulting

Making it greener for the right reasons

Reaping the benefits for

  • Employees: instilling a sense of purpose, strengthening company loyalty

  • Customers: helping win new business with sustainability as a “reason to buy”

  • Investors: increasing the bottom line with new business, as well as mitigating risks, such as stricter future regulations

More Challenges

Support Growth

Growth-oriented supply chains

Improve Performance

Boosting all key parameters

Manage Complexity

The right balance