In an effort to reduce their carbon footprints and make their supply chains more sustainable, Grundfos, the world’s largest pump manufacturer and water solutions provider, has partnered with DHL Global Forwarding to make their ocean and air freight shipments more eco-friendly.
The two organizations share a common vision for sustainability, and view this collaboration as an important milestone towards reducing their carbon output. DHL Global Forwarding is offering its GoGreen Plus insetting solutions to Grundfos, allowing them to decarbonize their sea and air freight routes.
“We are deeply committed to helping our customers reach their sustainability goals by reducing carbon emissions along the supply chain,” says Torben Pagh, Managing Director of DHL Global Forwarding Denmark. “Working together with the world’s leading pump manufacturer Grundfos is a great pleasure for us, as we both share a common perspective regarding the need to achieve carbon neutrality through auditable and scalable carbon-cutting solutions. Our GoGreen Plus services are helping Grundfos decarbonize their ocean and air freight routes, and we look forward to continuing this strategic partnership.”
DHL Global Forwarding is focusing on reducing Grundfos’ carbon emissions in both less-than-container-load (LCL) and full-container-load (FCL) ocean freight transportation via its GoGreen Plus service. Notably, their LCL GoGreen Plus service comes without any additional costs to customers.
The two companies also recently launched a pilot program to reduce carbon emissions in air freight shipments, which Grundfos accessed with DHL Global Forwarding’s AFR GoGreen Plus service. This service cuts emissions in air transportation by using sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).
Grundfos produces over 16 million pumps a year, and ships more than 20,000 containers over the ocean annually. In line with their commitment to addressing the global water and climate crises, the company has become the first in the water solutions sector to receive full validation from the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) of their net-zero emission target by 2050.
“Grundfos always pioneered in water solutions to address the water and climate challenges in the world and improve quality of life for people,” explains Dirk van der Heijden, Senior Director of Global Logistics at Grundfos. “The use of alternative biofuels from DHL Global Forwarding as one of our global ocean partners allows us to decarbonize our ocean transport. At the same time, together we are stimulating the freight industry to invest in a sustainable future – an industry which is critical for our company Grundfos.”
DHL Global Forwarding’s GoGreen Plus service is based on the insetting approach, which offers customers various solutions for minimizing logistics-related emissions across their entire supply chain. This service is facilitating a sustainable fuel switch, with carriers consuming sustainable fuel on behalf of DHL, and the resulting scope 3 emission reductions are passed on to the cargo owners.
Both DHL Global Forwarding and Grundfos are aiming to strengthen their ambitions to align with the Paris Agreement and adhere to SBTI. This partnership is helping both organizations work towards their shared goal of reducing carbon emissions and creating a more sustainable supply chain.