DHL marks Earth Day in Asia Pacific
DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, announced its
own "Earth Hour" initiative in conjunction with Earth Day.
To mark this international day tomorrow (22) dedicated to the
environmental health of the planet, DHL offices in over 20 countries in
Asia Pacific, across different time zones, will switch off their lights
for one hour. This latest initiative symbolises DHL's strong commitment
towards environmental sustainability.
"Earth Hour is a good initiative for us to unite over 50,000
employees across Asia Pacific in response to a global issue that affects
us all. This is also anchored in our belief that everyone can play a
part towards combating climate change and minimising our impact on the
Environmental sustainability is a business imperative for DHL, and
this includes driving environmental responsibility amongst our
employees," CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Colombo Najeeb-ur Rahman said.
This latest environmental initiative follows the recent global launch
of DHL's GoGreen Climate Protection programme. Broadly, for every letter
or parcel delivered, every parcel sent, every container shipped or every
square meter of space used, DHL plans to reduce carbon emissions by 30
per cent by the year 2020. This also makes DHL the first in the industry
to communicate specific carbon emissions reduction targets.
Earth Hour is a global event created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
in Sydney, Australia, to symbolise that everybody, working together, can
make a positive impact on climate change.