The Bonn-based logistics compnany DHL and the world's first single-seater electric series Formula E have renewed their partnership and joint commitment to promoting e-mobility, smart cities and low-carbon lifestyles.
As part of the agreement, DHL remains Official Founding and Logistics Partner to the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and will continue to transport over 415 tons of the all-electric motorsport World Championship’s freight – including all race cars, batteries, charging units, and media and broadcasting equipment – helping Formula E with a tailored, multi-modal transport approach that maximizes efficiency and reduces CO2 emissions.
The renewed partnership will see on and off-track initiatives that highlight the joint DHL-Formula E commitment to environmental and social responsibility – and underscore DHL’s role as a sustainability pioneer in the logistics industry.
As part of the relationship, DHL will have exclusive rights to the DHL & Formula E Together Green Award, unearthing sustainability heroes across the globe. A local hero will be recognized at each ABB Formula E race location in Season 8, while accepting global nominations from individuals and organizations throughout the season for the inaugural award. The award winner will be announced at the end of season gala dinner in Seoul. DHL’s aim is to honor everyday sustainability heroes as global brand and sustainability ambassadors – to recognize their ability to shift attitudes through awareness, and call attention to the power of positive action, however small, in building a more sustainable future.
“Deutsche Post DHL Group will be investing seven billion euros in clean operations and climate-neutral logistics through to 2030, which includes major investments to its fleet of e-vehicles,” said Arjan Sissing, Head of Global Brand Marketing at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
“This – along with our goal to achieve zero-emission logistics by 2050 – is a major, industry-leading commitment on the part of DHL. But we also recognize that the small incremental developments and steps – the everyday engagement and commitment on the part of individuals and organizations around the globe – are so important to moving the needle. The DHL & Formula E Together Green Award is meant to call attention to these heroes and hopefully amplify the impact they are having," Sissing concluded.