GoGreen Plus

What is GoGreen Plus?

DHL Express recently launched GoGreen Plus, a dedicated solution that helps businesses reduce the carbon emissions associated with their shipments through the use of sustainable aviation fuel.

SAF is a biofuel that is produced from renewable sources such as vegetable oils, animal fats, waste products and agricultural crops. SAF is specifically designed for use as a replacement for traditional aviation fuel and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil fuels.

Use offsetting to compensate for CO2 emissions outside your own company, for example by planting trees. Through insetting with GoGreen Plus, you directly reduce CO2 emissions from transport in your own supply chain.

With one click on the MyDHL+ website, you can invest in sustainable aviation fuel and reduce the carbon emissions of your shipment by 30%.

DHL Express sustainability goals

Clean operations for climate protection

Fuel >30% sustainable blending of aviation fuels by 2030

Electrifying 60% of last-mile vehicles and increasing sustainable fuel share in regular transit to over 30% by 2030


From 2021, all new buildings will be carbon neutral

We offer green alternatives for all of our core products/solutions

Why it is - now more than ever - important to focus on sustainability

Sustainability is extremely important to us at DHL. Not only do we promote it within the logistics industry, we also help our customers to do business with us.

Your Ecological Footprint

The difference between the footprint in Scope 1, 2, 3 - What other companies are doing

The Green House Gas Protocol corporate standard classifies a company's GHG emissions into three "Scopes"

Scope 1 excess direct emissions from own or controlled sources

Scope 2 includes indirect emissions from the production of purchased electricity, heat, etc. consumed by the company

Scope 3 includes all other indirect emissions that arise in the company's value chain, including downstream transport and distribution.

The Green House Gas Protocol corporate standard classifies a company's greenhouse gas emissions into three "Scopes"

The largest Scope 3 emissions come from transportation and distribution. Companies rely on a complex logistics and supply chain network. Freight, delivery and packaging are the three main elements of the emissions footprint of e-commerce companies.
The example of the pure e-commerce company home24 shows that the company's carbon footprint is dominated by Scope 3 emissions, i.e. those that originate outside the organisation, e.g. in the supply chain.

Companies are under increasing pressure to report and reduce emissions in Scope 3 - and soon it will be mandatory.

The global regulatory environment is shifting towards non-financial information.

Which means that companies must report their emissions in addition to their financial results, and there is increasing pressure on companies to report and reduce their Scope 3 emissions.

How we can support you

Sustainable aviation fuel and offering environmentally friendly alternative transport solutions

Measure your CO2e emissions

Climate Neutral Transport
Reduce your CO2e emissions through approved environmental programs

Maximum reduction of CO2e
Insetting represents actions taken to mitigate climate change within its own value chain

The entire process is verified by an independent body accredited by Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS)

SAF is the only possible solution for the next decade.


Conventional kerosene-based aviation fuel is derived from petroleum, but SAF is produced from an alternative feedstock with an improved sustainability profile (e.g., used cooking oil, corn, waste, hydrogen or CO2 synthesis).

  • The chemical structure of SAF is similar to traditional fossil-based aviation fuels. This allows the use of SAF fuel to be blended with kerosene in aircraft without any engine modifications. Current blending rates are capped at 50% due to obligations imposed by law

  • SAF can effectively reduce the life cycle emissions of a typical aviation fuel by up to 70-80%.

  • SAF reduces other harmful emissions such as particulates and sulphur by 90% and 100%.

Pricing GoGreen Plus Base price is the same as the market value of carbon emissions abated. "Abatement price" = cost of abatement of 1 tonne of Co2e due to transport.

  • The SAF price reflects a cost premium. In other words, the difference between fossil fuel and SAF
  • Co2e abatement cost = "Cost of sustainable aviation fuel - minus cost of conventional fossil fuel" divided by "Co2e savings from using sustainable aviation fuel".
  • The GoGreen Plus charge in 2023 is €325 per tonne of CO2e.

You can invest in SAF with us through our GoGreen Plus service And actively reduce emissions in Scope 3, your company decides how much it wants to reduce its CO2e emissions and how much it wants to invest in sustainable aviation fuel.

  • DHL Express will use the contribution to invest in SAF and an independent auditor will verify the value of the emissions reductions of the SAF purchased each year, as well as verifying that all of their investment has been used exclusively for SAF.
  • Your company will receive a certificate with an emissions reduction value that they can use to reduce their own Scope 3 emissions footprint.
  • We offer flexible billing options (lump sum or "per kg" fee).
  • Additional carbon footprint reports

DHL Express announces two of its largest sustainable aviation fuel supply agreements to date with BP and Neste for more than 800 million litres.

  • The life-cycle CO2e savings are estimated to be equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of approximately 400,000 passenger cars.
  • The groundbreaking agreements mark a significant step towards Deutsche Post DHL Group's goal of using 30% sustainable aviation fuel for all air transport by 2030.

Methodology Book and Claim Book & Claim allows specific attributes (e.g. environmental benefits) to be separated from the physical product, which can be transferred separately via a dedicated Book & Claim registry.

  • A certain amount of SAF can be "reserved" at one location and then "claimed" at another location that is not physically linked to the original location.
  • Through the recognized Book & Claim methodology, we can offer GoGreen Plus from any location in the world, regardless of where the SAF is purchased.

We can help you shape your sustainability plan

Most companies take a phased approach to their emissions reduction journey

You don't have to reduce 100% of your emissions overnight. Choose a phased approach that fits your CO2e reduction plans and your budget requirements.