Royal Selangor Partners With DHL Express to Cut Air Freight Carbon Emissions

Malaysia’s Royal Selangor, the world’s largest pewter maker, has reaffirmed its commitment to greening its business by joining DHL Express’ GoGreen Plus programme.

Through the agreement, Royal Selangor is set to reduce the carbon emissions of its international e-commerce shipments by up to 20%.

Royal Selangor’s subscription to GoGreen Plus applies across all overseas e-commerce purchases. It represents the latest in the company’s measures to improve its carbon performance.

Among the tangible steps taken has been the transition to electric-powered pewter cauldrons, waste-conscious packaging, as well as solar energy infrastructure at buildings like the iconic Royal Selangor Visitor Centre.

DHL’s GoGreen Plus is a new service that enables DHL Express customers to efficiently lower the environmental impact of their supply chains.

This is achieved through carbon insetting, which actively mitigates the release of CO2 and other greenhouse gases via air transport by blending conventional jet fuel with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Launched earlier in February, the service is a first for global express carriers.

GoGreen Plus is made possible following two of the largest SAF deals with bp and Neste in 2022 to supply over 800 million litres to the DHL Express network. It is expected that the strategic collaborations will save approximately two million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the aviation fuel lifecycle—equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of 400,000 passenger cars.

“We’ve always viewed sustainability as a long-term commitment and are constantly looking out for methods that will help us reduce transport emissions and minimise our impact on the environment, While we continue to preserve our 138-year-old legacy in pewter design and craftsmanship, we are also investing in a more sustainable future,” said Chen Tien Yue, the Executive Director of Royal Selangor Marketing.