DPD named Sustainable Business of the Year at Business Champion Awards

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Parcel delivery firm DPD has been named Sustainable Business of the Year at this year's Business Champion Awards.

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25.03.2022
DPD named Sustainable Business of the Year at Business Champion Awards
Business Champion Awards 2022 East Winter Garden - Canary Wharf 23.03.22 ©Steve Pope Fotowales

The last mile operator received the award at a special ceremony at Canary Wharf, London, hosted by BBC TV news presenter Huw Edwards.

The firm was praised for its ability to adapt during the pandemic whilst continuing its sustainability mission. DPD currently has over 1,500 electric vehicles on the road in the UK every day and has implemented a number of other changes to make their business more sustainable.

Moreover, the company has pledged to do more by bringing electric vehicles to 30 of the largest towns and cities in the UK by 2023. The company also plans to change its parcel bags to 80% reclaimed material that is 100% recyclable. ]

On top of that, the parcel delivery firm has created an Eco Fund to support community-based sustainable projects funded solely by the firm’s initiatives. This  includes recycling all plastic shrink wrap used throughout the operation, as well as the creation of new shrink wrap and the recycling of wooden pallets.

The awards evening was a carbon neutral event, while the awards process carbon footprint was kept to a minimum with the judges’ presentation days held online via Zoom.

Commenting on the news, Elaine Kerr, CEO at DPD UK, said:

“This award is fantastic recognition for our people and our sustainability journey so far. We have challenged ourselves to be greener and more sustainable at every level and to create a truly joined-up strategy that goes way beyond simply buying electric vehicles. It includes an initiative to monitor air quality in five major cities and a four-year partnership with Forestry England. I’m incredibly proud of the progress we’ve made and the transformative impact it is making, not only on our operation but on the environment.”

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