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DHL and Blue Dart offer India's first end-to-end GOGREEN Carbon Neutral Service across international and domestic markets

.Service allows customers the option to neutralise their carbon footprint and build a cleaner, safer environment for the current and future generations

Mumbai, December 13 2011:

DHL, the world's leading logistics company, and Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia's premier courier, and integrated express package distribution company and part of the DHL Group, announced India's first end-to-end GOGREEN Carbon Neutral Service across international and domestic markets. This new service, a GoGreen initiative is an extension of DPDHL's global environment protection program launched in 2008 and will provide customers in India with an environmentally responsible shipping option.

Powered by DHL and Blue Dart in India, the GOGREEN Carbon Neutral Service will allow our customers to neutralize their carbon footprint by paying an offset charge over and above their shipping rates. The offset charge will be calculated on shipment / weight and distance. Carbon emissions from customer shipments will be offset by reinvesting in environmental protection projects verified by SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance - www.in.sgs.com), a United Nations independent auditor. A certificate, verified by SGS, will be issued to the customer annually that will mention the total amount of CO2 offset per customer.

Commenting on the service offering announcement, Malcolm Monteiro, SVP & Area Director - DHL Express, South Asia said, "As a socially responsible organization, we firmly believe in striking the right balance between economic benefits and environmental responsibility. This new GOGREEN Carbon Neutral Service will allow customers to be our co-stakeholders in ensuring a cleaner, safer, environment and do their bit towards ensuring a carbon neutral shipment. Since the launch of the environment protection program in 2008, we have seen a lot of interest evinced by customers who already have sustainability on their agenda. Through this roll-out in India, we will enable customers to be responsible social citizens."

Dr. Keith Ulrich, Vice President - DHL Solutions & Innovations and Head of Research & Innovation Management, added, "Transportation and logistics industries are seen as key contributors to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As a globally operating transport and logistics provider we therefore strive for innovative solutions for today's challenges. This includes delivery concepts for mega cities, clean transport and environmentally friendly services alike. I therefore very much welcome today's green product launch for India."

R. S. Subramanian, Country Manager, DHL Express India, said, "At DHL, innovation means providing solutions today for the world of tomorrow. Our GOGREEN Carbon Neutral Service enables us to collaborate with our customers and help them evaluate measure and neutralize their carbon footprint. Together we can protect the environment as responsible citizens."

Anil Khanna, Managing Director, Blue Dart Express Ltd., commented, "Blue Dart has always led the way for the domestic express industry. We are acknowledged for the product innovations, infrastructure as well as sustainability initiatives and are considered as a lighthouse for other logistics companies in Blue Dart Country. The GOGREEN Carbon Neutral Service will not only enable our customers to contribute to a greener future but will also help fund the climate protection projects and build healthier and productive communities."

The GOGREEN Carbon Neutral Service will be available across all of Blue Dart-DHL's Express Service Offerings, including Domestic Priority, Dart Apex, Dart Surface Line and International products such as documents, parcels. Express Easy and Import Express. It will also be available on customized solutions such as Temperature Controlled Logistics.

DHL Express India and Blue Dart are top performers in DHL's annual global Carbon Footprint Assessment register. In 2010, DHL Express India achieved 6.0 per cent improvement in carbon efficiency despite total CO2 increasing by 13.6 per cent as the economy boomed. Blue Dart posted an improvement of 6.5 per cent year-on-year driven by stronger volumes, despite CO2 increasing by 18.5 per cent in 2010 versus 2009. Despite increases in fuel consumption, carbon efficiencies were achieved by switching to cleaner fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

DHL - The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and "The Logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion euros in 2010.

For the latest news and happenings about DHL in Asia Pacific, visit https://press.ap.dhl.com.

About Blue Dart

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia's premier courier, and integrated express package Distribution Company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 27,578 locations in India. As part of the DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding supply chain solutions and customs clearance. The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Some of these include SUPERBRAND and 'Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Gold Award' 6 years in a row, one of 'India's Best Companies to Work For' by The Great Place to Work® Institute twice successively, Organization with Innovative HR Practices 2009-10 and Best Employer Award on Employee Retention at the Global HR Excellence Awards, BSE Best CSR Practice Award and 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award - 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium) to name a few.

Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (Go Green), disaster management (Go Help) and education (Go Teach).

About DHL Solutions & Innovations

DHL Solutions & Innovations (DSI) was set up within strategy 2015 as the innovation unit for DHL. The development and market launch of cross-divisional solutions, together with DHL, which will make the life of DHL's customers easier are the key focus of DSI. In parallel DSI is researching together with its partners for logistics solutions of the future. https://www.dhl.com/solutions-innovations

For further information contact :

marketing@bluedart.com
Dated :December, 2011

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