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  • Allison Stalker

Two Companies Invest in Green Projects

Updated: Aug 29, 2023




DHL and Nestlé both recently incorporated green projects into their businesses. DHL Express has an ongoing program called GoGreen that focuses on minimizing their company’s impact on the environment. This has included measures like recyclable packaging, energy efficient facilities, and greener delivery vehicles. The company has a long term goal of improving their carbon efficiency of their operations by 30% from the year 2007 to the year 2020.


The newest addition to the GoGreen program is the option of carbon neutral shipping of their already recyclable DHL Express Envelope. If a customer chooses this option, DHL will calculate the total CO2 emissions from the handling and transport of the package. To offset the carbon impact of these emissions, DHL will then invest in recognized climate protection projects.


The CEO of DHL Express U.S., Ian Clough, said “Making the DHL Express Envelope carbon-neutral is one more way to help businesses make smart, environmentally responsible transportation decisions. As we are increasingly being challenged by our customers to help them build a green supply chain for their global operations, we are confident the enhanced DHL Express Envelope GOGREEN service will deliver one more answer to that challenge”.


Nestlé also recently finished a new green energy project. The company installed two wind turbines at the Nestlé Waters North America bottling plant in Cabazon, California. This facility produces the Arrowhead and Nestlé Pure Life brands of bottled water. The turbines will provide wind power for 30% of the facility. The turbine project is in addition to other green measures the company has already performed.


Nestlé Waters North America was the first beverage manufacturer to build U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified facilities. The Cabozon plant, where the turbines are located, holds a LEED Silver Rating and is among one of 10 LEED certified facilities owned by Nestlé Waters North America.


The CEO of Foundation Windpower, Matt Wilson, said “We’re pleased to partner with Nestlé Waters North America to help advance renewable energy efforts in Cabazon. Nestlé Waters’ leadership in sustainability is an important example of how corporations can make a sizable difference in managing natural resources and creating job growth in the green sector”.


The trend of green measures among industry is hopefully one that will continue to grow.

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