DHL now delivers climate-neutral express shipments for MDH AG

  • Cooperation with DHL Express extended for another three years
  • GoGreen bolsters MDH AG’s environmental commitment

DHL1251Bonn, 05/02/2012, 11:00 AM CEST – Signing of the contract: Dr. Jens Patrick Hourle, Board of Management Member for Legal and Corporate Governance at MDH AG., Wolfgang P. Albeck, CEO DHL Express Germany, David Holzwarth, Board of Management Member for Personal and CSR at MDH AG.

DHL Express Germany and MDH AG have extended their now ten-year cooperation another three years, effective May 1, 2012. For the first time the market leader in foreign quality dental prosthesis will send around 350,000 carbon neutral DHL Express shipments annually, becoming DHL Express Germany’s largest domestic express GoGreen customer.

All emissions generated by these shipments will be recorded and offset through climate protection projects that Deutsche Post DHL supports as part of its sustainability initiative, for instance, by supporting wind farms in Nicaragua or a biomass power plant in India.


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Commitment to environmental protection

For dentists and their patients in Germany, high quality along with professional service is a decisive factor when choosing a dental prosthesis. That’s why around 5,000 dentists in Germany prefer MDH AG and, in turn, DHL Express services. DHL Express picks up the dental impressions made at the dental offices within 90 minutes and delivers them directly to MDH AG. After passing through quality control, the shipment is sent air freight via Frankfurt to the company’s laboratory in China on the same day.

As soon as the manufactured dental prosthesis arrives at MDH AG in Germany and a second quality control has been completed, DHL Express delivers it back to the original dental office. Wolfgang P. Albeck, CEO of DHL Express Germany explains the added service for MDH AG customers: “In addition to purely transporting the goods, our sales team also provides new dentists with an introduction to the shipping procedures on behalf of MDH AG and walks them through the entire logistics process.”

“More and more dentists are putting their trust into the solid quality and professional service of MDH AG. We make sure that German standards are available and affordable around the world. And that includes the guarantee that all our materials are free of harmful chemicals and biocompatible,” says Dr. Jens Patrick Hourle, Board of Management Member for Legal and Corporate Governance at MDH AG. “That’s why it is also important for us to have a reliable logistics partner, who shares our belief in quality.” By choosing GoGreen shipping, MDH AG is also demonstrating just how important its commitment to environmental protection is.

Express GoGreen service in more than 40 countries

Deutsche Post DHL was the first logistics company in the world to offer a carbon neutral shipping option. The Group is continuously expanding its portfolio of climate neutral products. Express customers in more than 40 countries and logistics customers worldwide can take advantage of our carbon neutral GoGreen service in addition to Mail, Parcel and Express customers in Germany.

The Group’s GoGreen environmental initiative – the first of its kind in the industry – has set an ambitious goal: improving the carbon efficiency of the company’s operations as well as those of its transport subcontractors by 30 percent by the year 2020 compared to 2007. The company’s interim target of a ten percent improvement in energy efficiency by 2012 was achieved a year earlier than planned.

The initiative includes measures like optimizing the aircraft and vehicle fleet, increasing energy efficiency in buildings, developing innovative technologies and motivating employees to reduce carbon emissions at the workplace and through the business decisions they make on a daily basis.

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