KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) and DHL Express Malaysia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will explore the framework of greener supply chain development, highlighting both companies’ commitment to environmentally responsible business practices.
In a joint statement, the companies said the MoU will, among others, focus on making deliveries more environmentally friendly with the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) in DHL’s fleet, marking a new milestone in the international courier’s commitment to zero emissions logistics by 2050.
The MoU further includes cooperation in zero-carbon and cost-reduction initiatives, encompassing the implementation of energy-efficient equipment, building energy management systems, and rooftop solar panels.
DHL is currently assessing TNB’s current electricity supply chain and identifying opportunities for enhancement, the statement said.
“This collaboration leverages on TNB’s collective expertise in energy management, energy audit and sustainable energy solutions towards a more sustainable future for the nation.
“As DHL grows its fleet of EVs in the coming years, TNB aims to gradually build more EV charging stations at DHL’s facilities and their delivery routes,” said the power utility’s president and CEO Datuk Bahrain Din.
DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei managing director Julian Neo and TNB chief retail officer Datuk Megat Jalaluddin Megat Hassan signed the MoU, which is effective for 12 months starting June 10, 2021.
With TNB taking the lead with the installation of EV charging infrastructure on-site and at strategic locations along service routes, DHL will roll out the first batch of EV vans at its Kuala Lumpur service centre by early next year.
In Malaysia, Neo said, DHL provides additional carbon reporting services that allow customers to analyse their environmental footprint and manage their carbon emissions.
“Customers can also receive verified calculation and offsetting of greenhouse gas emissions for our transport and logistics services through climate protection projects.” — Bernama