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DHL Express India and Aragen LifeSciences sign GoGreen Plus partnership to reduce carbon emissions.

DHL Express India and Aragen LifeSciences sign GoGreen Plus partnership to reduce carbon emissions.

GoGreen Plus uses sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to enable customers to reduce Scope 3 emissions.

Mumbai/Hyderabad, India, 06th February 2024: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, and Aragen LifeSciences, a leading provider of contract research, development, and manufacturing services for the global life sciences industry, jointly announced partnership to use DHL’s GoGreen Plus service. This pioneering collaboration makes Aragen the first Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) customer of DHL Express in India. The GoGreen Plus service supports Aragen’s goal to reduce carbon emissions in international shipments.

R.S Subramanian, Senior Vice President – South Asia, DHL Express, said, “We are happy to announce our partnership with Aragen LifeSciences, a significant move towards sustainable business in India. Aragen is our first Science Based Targets Initiative customer to have come on board to reduce carbon emissions, and we’re proud to support their ambition. Now more than ever, it has become necessary to address the problem of Scope 3 emissions. With our GoGreen Plus service, we’re assisting customers in this journey. We hope this agreement inspires others to adopt sustainable practices and embrace low-emission transport services through sustainable aviation fuel.”

Manni Kantipudi, CEO, Aragen Life Sciences, added “Sustainability and ESG are key priority areas for Aragen and this collaboration with DHL Express will help us achieve our near-term target under SBTi by 2032. As a socially and environmentally responsible corporate, Aragen is committed to reducing carbon emissions produced while shipping internationally and the GoGreen Plus service will enable us to achieve this. Aragen and DHL have a long-standing association and this collaboration underscores our mutual commitment to responsible sustainable practices and managing our scope emissions with carbon in-setting.”

Aragen will use the GoGreen Plus service across all its major overseas trade lanes including the American and European routes.

GoGreen Plus uses SAF to enable customers to reduce Scope 3 emissions, which include the CO2e emissions associated with their freight. Having recently launched in India, GoGreen Plus is made possible by significant contracts with key suppliers such as bp, Neste, and World Energy, who produce SAF from alternative raw materials with a sustainable energy profile.

Unlike offsetting initiatives, GoGreen Plus (insetting) reduces emissions within the logistics sector and there with can be used for DHL customers’ own voluntary emission reporting and follows the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) philosophy.

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