Another important piece is a new agreement with UPS in which Danoffice IT’s annual shipments, an amount that exceeds 1000 shipments, become part of their Carbon Neutral Service Programme.” 1000 shipments may not sound like a lot, but our approach is quite simple in that we make an effort anywhere we can. The crucial aspect is that our overall efforts add up. As it is, we ship globally using DHL Express GoGreen which means we now have a serious platform to truly make a difference,” Claus Aagaard says.
Focused Efforts against Inevitable Footprints
The agreements with PostNord and UPS are part of a bigger picture. We all know the phrase many drops make a mighty ocean and just as with that, our efforts are all about the big picture. This is especially true when we have inevitable challenges, CSR/ESG Manager at Danoffice IT, Henriette Normann-Ekegren says: “We will lead the way for our industry because we simply have to. When the topic is transportation, virtually regardless of industry, we have to include the inevitable footprint. Because of this, we do not refer to our deliveries or our agreements as carbon neutral. It is not possible to get there just yet so instead, we refer to the notion of compensating. That is what we are able to do for now and as such, we do so with great emphasis. We climate compensate; meaning we offset all our deliveries and in total, that most certainly makes a difference, and we are proud of that.”
We Make the Investments
Our new agreement with PostNord comes at a price, but the investment is important. “We want to be one of those customers that help the transport companies become more sustainable,” Claus Aagaard says. “Their sector faces enormous costs in order to make a green adjustment. It is a massive undertaking involving everything from the trucks to the terminals in making the green adjustment. But we must carry the load together, not just the IT industry, but also the industries we deeply rely upon. As such, we view it as our finest task to invest in the opportunities when presented, such as for instance with PostNord and UPS,” Claus Aagaard, Head of Group Logistics at Danoffice IT, concludes.