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Buschjost is a Partner in Deutsche Post DHL's Climate Protection Campaign GoGreen: For a better future

When it comes to protecting the environment, actions speak louder than words for Buschjost. With immediate effect, Buschjost will from now on use Deutsche Post DHL’s GoGreen shipping service for all its letters and parcels, thereby ensuring that the emissions of CO2 resulting from its shipments are completely neutralised. This enables us to take active responsibility for the protection of the earth’s climate.

Environmental protection is an essential feature of Buschjost's global corporate policy. "As a subsidiary of an international group of companies we have an entrepreneurial liability towards our investors and employees. However, we believe that a sustainable entrepreneurial business cannot be created without giving careful consideration to society and the environment", explains Buschjost's executive director Oliver Wehking.

The GoGreen climate protection programme in detail:
Deutsche Post DHL records and assesses the CO2 emissions generated during its transport operations, in line with international standards. The calculation system used is certified by the independent company Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) in accordance with ISO 14064.
In compliance with the aims and targets of the Kyoto protocol, Deutsche Post DHL then offsets the emissions calculated by investing in climate protection projects, including:

  • Hydroelectric power stations in Brazil
  • A landfill gas plant in Turkey
  • A wind power station in China
  • A biomass power station in India

The entire supplementary fee that is charged in addition to the standard shipping charge goes towards protecting the climate, minus a minimum handling fee. Furthermore, all participants of the GoGreen programme each year receive a report on the relevant findings, which are verified and certified by a renowned, independent assessment company.

With its ambitious GoGreen programme, Deutsche Post DHL aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020, compared to the base year of 2007. The Group is taking extensive measures to achieve this goal on time and in the long term. The gradual renewal of its fleet as well as shifting some of its cargo from road to rail and sea aim to facilitate carbon-neutral shipments; the use of innovative technologies further supports this. In addition, Deutsche Post DHL strives to use renewable energy sources and more energy-efficient practices.

These are goals with which Buschjost can easily identify. As early as the year 2004 an environmental team was established within the company, progressively addressing all issues concerning the environment.In 2006 processes at the Buschjost company were certified according to DIN EN ISO 14001 standards for the first time. These standards, mirrored by Buschjost's own company policy, aim to eliminate waste and to produce in a manner which is increasingly using resources more effectively.