21. July 2023 | Press release
DPD Netherlands takes the next step in sustainability with partner Vos Logistics
DPD Netherlands is proud to announce that it is collaborating with Vos Logistics to switch to the use of HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) fuel in all transports carried out by Vos Logistics for DPD. This important step underlines DPD’s commitment to sustainability and brings them closer to their ambition to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040.
By switching to HVO fuel, DPD Netherlands expects to reduce the CO2 emissions of transports carried out by Vos Logistics on its behalf by around 60% compared to regular diesel. This represents significant progress, where DPD Netherlands not only compensates for emissions but also actively reduces them.
Big step towards net zero in 2040
Maurice Loef, Director Linehaul at DPD Netherlands, explains:
"Vos Logistics is the first haulier on our international linehaul that will be using HVO for us. By using HVO fuel for these transports we are seeing that each day around 10% of kilometres travelled by DPD are now driven using HVO100. This is a big step in our mission to be climate-neutral by 2040 and it helps us reduce our CO2 footprint."
Sustainability continues to be a top priority for DPD Netherlands.
"Our joint decision to use HVO100 for the kilometres driven by DPD can affect the way we award future transport contracts,"
"Thanks to this transition we are significantly reducing emissions on many of our transport routes to Austria, Italy and France. Our aim is to use this more sustainable approach for other regions too in the future."
Vos Logistics has developed a transparent and effective reporting system to monitor and verify the use of HVO. This allows Vos Logistics to provide DPD each month with full transparency and proof of the use of HVO. The system helps Vos Logistics, together with DPD, to monitor the implementation of HVO effectively and efficiently.
Henk-Jan van der Molen, Commercial Director International Transport at Vos Logistics, emphasises:
"Working with clients who share our passion for a better and more sustainable future is always a source of inspiration. It’s amazing to see how our joint efforts can smooth the way for a world that is more environmentally friendly and sustainable for everyone."