DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced that its DHL Express Headquarters, located in Brampton, Ontario, has earned its first LEED certification status. The facility, opened in 2012, earned its LEED designation because of its environmentally responsible programs, systems and innovation throughout the building. All elements were designed to conserve energy and water, reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, employees and the Brampton community. The certification supports DHL’s GoGreen environmental protection program, which includes a quantified target to improve its carbon efficiency by 2020.
Brampton’s first LEED certified facility offers numerous environmentally economical features that helped qualify the building including:
Water use reduction strategies included more efficient bathrooms and fixtures which resulted in a usage reduction of 46 percent;
1 million liters of drinking water saved;
Energy management strategies result in a reduction of energy use by 38 percent;
80 tons of construction waste generated from the project was recycled and diverted from landfills;
Energy star rated equipment was installed throughout the facility; and
More than half of the regionally purchased furniture for the building was manufactured locally, supporting local businesses in the region.
“As the world’s largest logistics service provider, we have a special obligation to implement environmentally-friendly measures and technologies that reduce our carbon footprint,” said Andrew Williams, CEO, DHL Express Canada. “Our first LEED facility is the next step in expanding our GoGreen strategy in Canada and developing practices that promise the biggest efficiency gains and reduction of energy and fuel consumption.”
As part of its GoGreen strategy, DHL has a variety of programs in place to support energy conservation and use facilities more efficiently. Other GoGreen initiatives focus on optimizing the fuel efficiency of the company’s aircraft and vehicles as well as continuing research on alternative fuels. Last month, DHL Express began rolling out an all “green” fleet of commercial delivery vehicles in Manhattan to help reduce its impact on the city’s environment. All DHL units offer carbon-neutral services that allow customers to offset the carbon emissions of their shipments.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings administered by the Canadian Green Building Council. LEED Certification is based on six performance areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water efficiency, energy efficiency, materials selection, indoor environmental quality, and innovation and design.
Further information on DHL’s corporate responsibility programs can be found on the following Deutsche Post DHL and DHL Express USA websites: www.dp-dhl.com/responsibility and www.dhl-usa.com/responsibility.
DHL – The logistics company for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL’s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, they connect people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-commerce, technology, life science and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.
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