From 2023 we will automatically transport all Deutsche Post Business Mail and Deutsche Post Packet shipments in a CO2e*-compensated manner at no extra charge. This applies to all shipments from posting at Deutsche Post's International Mail Center.
Compensation occurs regardless of whether or not a special label is applied to the shipments and without the customer having to select a special service.
Deutsche Post subsequently compensates for the CO2e emissions generated during transport by investing in internationally recognized climate protection projects (e.g. by reforesting the rainforest).
You can find more information about the projects here.
The so-called Offsetting is used to calculate the CO2e footprint for all cross-border shipments from posting to delivery in the destination country. Based on a compensation process, investments are then made in certified projects. This is not done on a customer-specific basis, but at the overall process level.