Parcel delivery company DPD win Edie Award for Net Zero Innovation of the Year

Express parcel delivery company DPD has won the edie Award for Net Zero Innovation of the Year at a gala ceremony in London on March 6. 

DPD was awarded the prize for their innovative automated robot deliveries, which were trialled in Milton Keynes and are now being expanded across the country. The company is committed to being net zero by 2040 and is deploying new innovations to help meet this target. 

The edie Awards recognise businesses that are committed to making a positive impact on their industry – particularly where it concerns sustainability. 

DPD CEO Elaine Kerr had this to say: “It’s a delight for us to have won the Innovation of the Year award at last night’s edie Awards. DPD is working hard to meet our net zero by 2040 goal, a mission we’re on track to achieve. To meet this objective we’re always looking at innovative ways to transform our business, and our robot deliveries are one of the most exciting initiatives we’ve piloted – especially now that they’re expanding to new depots across the country. Thank you to the edie team for recognising our hard work in this area.”

DPD UK – Commitment to sustainability in parcel delivery

DPD, alongside the firm’s commitment to send parcels in record delivery time (in some cases via next day delivery) with accuracy and the best-in-class courier service, aim to the leader in ethical and environmentally sustainable parcel courier delivery across the UK and Europe.

DPD have embedded strong sustainability into their reliable parcel delivery services, and across their customer service team. DPD delivery aims to be net zero by 2040 and are working to reduce carbon emissions by 43% by 2030. One of the key ways DPD is implementing sustainability into their parcel delivery services includes introducing 3,600 electric vehicles (EVs) into their fleet, which significantly reduces C02 emissions in DPD’s delivery shipments. DPD, as detailed above have also introduced autonomous parcel delivery robots (soon set for a large expansion) across the UK for customers, which is underpinned by the DPD App (tracking tool underpins booking process – tracking when there is an estimation of your parcel coming). DPD have also invested £300,000 to launch a sustainable business incubator programme titled EcoLaunchpad. Through the EcoLaunchpad, DPD invite companies to pitch new innovative solutions to address CO2 reduction into DPD’s transport fleet and buildings infrastructure involved in both parcel collections and vans delivering packages. DPD UK also encompassed DPD Local, and DPD also have pickup shops allowing you to collect packages with a reference number.

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