Once a year, for a single hour, businesses and governments around the world cut non-essential electric lighting to symbolically bring attention to their ecological footprint. “Earth Hour,” an initiative run since 2008 by the World Wide Fund for Nature, takes place in an estimated 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories.

Earth Hour 2018 will occur on March 24 at 8:30 p.m. local time.

Deutsche Post DHL Group participates in Earth Hour every year, and the full scale of the Group’s commitment to green energy solutions is outlined in its newly published 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report, which discusses DPDHL’s core action areas and the results of its corporate responsibility activities from the past year.

Of note, the 2017 DPDHL CR Report details that the Group is replacing conventional lighting with intelligent LED systems, which reduce energy consumption by 75%, and a total of 75 projects to do so were implemented in the reporting year. Similarly, in accordance to its newly drafted Green Electricity Policy all company sites must use electricity from renewable energy sources such as wind, hydropower, solar and biomass to the extent it is available in a given country.

DPDHL Group regularly reviews the energy efficiency of its buildings worldwide, and encourages all employees to think and act responsibly with regard to energy and natural resource consumption.

For more examples of DPDHL Group’s involvement in green energy solutions, read the full 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report —“Dedicated to Shared Values"

Published: March 2018

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