Gretsch-Unitas supports climate-neutral parcel delivery

Since October 2019, GLS has been delivering all parcels in Germany in a 100 per cent climate-neutral manner. Around 160,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions are offset annually through certified processes.

Gretsch-Unitas has been a customer of the delivery company for around 10 years. Approximately 100,000 packages are sent annually. Since October 2019, GU has been actively participating in the GLS ClimateProtect programme, thereby setting an example for sustainable and future-orientated parcel logistics. We would like to make a valuable contribution to climate protection and improve our own environmental balance at the same time.

According to GLS, several million euros have already been invested under this programme in a whole bundle of targeted activities to offset, reduce and avoid CO2 emissions. ClimateProtect measures have been implemented throughout Germany – from emission-free inner-city delivery to sustainable new depot buildings.

On the website of the delivery company, the ClimateProtect programme is explained as follows: the concept works in that certified reforestation projects, on the one hand, compensate for the emissions generated by the parcel transport. On the other hand, GLS Germany invests in the reduction and avoidance of emissions. In the future, the service provider has set itself the goal of using 100 per cent sustainable electricity and expanding its fleet with e-vehicles, as well as investing in further charging infrastructure and promoting emission-free delivery in inner cities.

The proceeds from the ThinkGreenService flow into reforestation projects of PrimaKlima -weltweit- e.V. in Malaysia and Bolivia. In both regions, the aim is not only to protect and reclaim the forest, but also to strengthen the economy of the population. In this way, forests and people are to coexist and benefit from each other in the long term. Through the protection of a forest area of 2,896,240 m² and rehabilitation plantings on this area, 5,903 tonnes of CO2 could be integrated within four years.