Many carriers participate in eco-friendly initiatives or programs. DHL is part of the GoGreen Initiative which has projects worldwide. Its vehicle fleet was upgraded to a more aerodynamic shape to minimize air resistance and lower fuel consumption. Moreover, 86% of their electricity is from renewable energy sources.
Another carrier to optimize its processes is USPS. USPS strives to enhance the sustainability
of its facilities across the United States. All the new facilities built will be designed and constructed in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way. Likewise, they implemented a new model of cars that use mostly only hydrogen fuel cells.
As a retailer, you can also do your bit to contribute to the environment. Next time you need to use the USPS service, you can do so online. Everything you do at the USPS Post Office you can do online, schedule pick up, buy stamps, move the address, or re-route the package.
You can also join the USPS “Read, Respond and Recycle" program which uses the blue containers to discard read mails for recycling.
Another way carriers support the environment is the use of paperless tracking and invoicing for their services.