DHL Express and Mytheresa to use sustainable aviation fuel

Bonn – DHL Express has signed a five-year partnership with Mytheresa, a luxury e-commerce platforms, for its new GoGreen Plus service.

The partnership looks to reduce CO2e emissions through sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) instead of conventional jet fuel. Mytheresa will invest several million euros into GoGreen Plus over a period of five years. This is the largest investment in this service by a DHL Express customer in Europe.

CO2e means “carbon dioxide equivalent,” which measures total greenhouse gases expressed as the equivalent measurement of carbon dioxide.

The company estimates the investment will allow Mytheresa to reduce the CO2e emissions associated with its international shipments by more than 27,000 tons over five years.

“Mytheresa is committed to working with us to make international express transportation more sustainable,” said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express. “I am delighted that we are able to offer the GoGreen Plus service by using SAF in our international network. This makes Mytheresa the first and largest e-commerce platform based in Germany to invest in SAF and to invest an impressive figure to make international express deliveries more sustainable. We hope this agreement will inspire others to take action and support the transition to low-emission transport services via sustainable aviation fuel.”

DHL Express launched GoGreen Plus last year and uses CO2-insetting and SAF to enable customers to reduce the CO2e emissions associated with their freight. GoGreen Plus is made possible in part by three of the largest SAF contracts with bp, Neste and World Energy.

SAF is produced from alternative raw materials with a sustainable energy profile, including used cooking oil, corn, waste and hydrogen. Conventional carbon-intensive aviation fuels or kerosene are derived from crude oil.