We’re delighted to announce that, as part of its GOGREEN initiative, Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) has partnered with ClimateCare to support the Treadle Pumps Project in India.

Every day, DPDHL moves millions of goods by air, sea, rail and road. Transport accounts for a significant amount of the world’s carbon emissions and as world leading logistics provider, DPDHL takes responsibility for its environmental impact very seriously. In 2007 DPDHL launched its GOGREEN programme and is well on target to cut emissions by 30% by 2020.

As well as investing in reducing its overall carbon footprint, DPDHL helps its customers to take responsibility for their impact on the environment by offsetting emissions from their deliveries. DPDHL offset these through their GOGREEN Climate Neutral Service.

DPDHL’s investment in the award winning Treadle Pump Project, will avert 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. At the same time it will empower small holder farmers in India, increasing their household incomes and boosting their local economy. The treadle pump is a locally manufactured irrigation system that improves farmers’ yields and also frees women and children from hours of back-breaking work fetching water. The time they save gives them more opportunities to earn a living or go to school.

Rob Stevens, ClimateCare Head of UK Operations says “ClimateCare are experts in delivering integrated projects that tackle multiple issues including reducing emissions, alleviating poverty and improving health. We are delighted that DPDHL has selected Treadle Pumps, from a wide range of other projects, to improve lives in India for their GOGREEN climate protection programme.”

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