Our mission

Our mission is clear: by 2050 we want to reduce our logistics CO2 emissions to zero. An ambitious target, but we are optimistic to achieve this goal – together with the help of new technologies, our employees and our customers & partners. But even now we are taking big steps to achieve that goal.

Our goals for 2030:

  • We invest 7 billion in even cleaner operations
  • Using more sustainable aviation fuels; at least 30% use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel
  • Design all new buildings carbon neutral
  • An extensive range of green services
  • 60% of our global fleet is fully electric in delivery
  • By 2030, we will have more than 80,000 e-vehicles on the road.

What have we already done in the Netherlands so far?

Chariot cargo bike

Introducing the Chariot - our latest cargo bike and another big step on our path to zero-emission delivery! We have developed this bicycle together with Cargo Cycling and our own DHL Express bicycle couriers. DHL has been using the bicycle for 20 years and was previously involved in the design of the DHL Cycle and Cubicycle. The Chariot is seen as the new industry standard for parcel delivery by bicycle. This cargo bike, which was developed in the Netherlands, will also be used in other countries.

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Rotterdam - electric trucks

DHL Express already has many electric delivery vans in use and the first electric trucks have now been added. The electric truck was the first to be used in Rotterdam for the collection and delivery of larger shipments and will be further expanded in the coming period. Smaller shipments are still preferably transported by bicycle in the center. DHL is one of the frontrunners in Rotterdam in the 'Green Deal 010 Zero Emission City Logistics' initiative and signed the Rotterdam Climate Agreement at the end of 2020. For example, we are working hard on sustainable solutions that will permanently improve the air quality in the city centre.


In Groningen and Tilburg, these bicycles operate from the CityHubs, a new DHL Express concept for sustainable city distribution. Groningen thus had the worldwide first within the 220-country network of DHL Express. By setting up a CityHub, the last kilometers to the customer can be done by bicycle. Every bicycle replaces a regular diesel car, which is equivalent to 8 tons of CO2 reduction per year. Electric delivery vans are used for larger parcels. There are four Cubicycles in Groningen, two Cubicycles and several electric delivery vans in Tilburg. Most of the larger cities in the Netherlands now have a CityHub.