DHL Express India partners with Aragen LifeSciences to reduce Carbon Emissions

DHL Express and Aragen LifeSciences, a prominent provider of contract research, development, and manufacturing services for the worldwide life sciences sector, have announced a collaborative partnership. This innovative alliance marks Aragen as the inaugural Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) client of DHL Express in India. Through the utilization of DHL's GoGreen Plus service, the partnership aims to assist Aragen in achieving its objective of minimizing carbon emissions in its global 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 inserting".

Aragen intends to employ the GoGreen Plus service across its primary international trade routes, including those serving the Americas and Europe. In a company statement, it was noted that GoGreen Plus leverages Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to empower clients in cutting Scope 3 emissions, encompassing CO2e emissions linked to their freight activities. Recently introduced in India, GoGreen Plus has been made feasible through substantial agreements with key suppliers such as bp, Neste, and World Energy, which produce SAF using sustainable energy sources. Through the concept of "insetting," GoGreen Plus actively diminishes emissions within the logistics domain, thus supporting DHL customers in their voluntary emission reporting efforts and aligning with the principles of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).