DHL eCommerce UK launches its first operationally carbon neutral website

DHL eCommerce UK has announced the opening of a new £7 million facility in Camberley. The facility is almost entirely powered by solar energy.

The building achieved the highest Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating, A+, thanks to both on-site renewable energy generation, IoT technology minimizing energy consumption, efficient appliances and water submeters, and the use of equipment and materials throughout the building. low carbon content. In cases where weather conditions require the use of electricity from the grid, the facility will obtain renewable energy.

Facility with an area of ​​3,000 sq m. it will handle 10,000 parcels a day and will be equipped with ten electric vehicle charging points.

Camberley is the latest development from DHL’s £482 million investment in UK infrastructure to deliver sustainable growth. DHL will open its second hub in Coventry in the coming months, significantly increasing capacity and setting a new standard in e-commerce automation.

Stuart Hill, CEO of DHL eCommerce UK, says: “The new Camberley site really demonstrates how our investment in the UK is focused on sustainability. This is a model for the industry. With our Coventry center opening soon, we are expanding capacity and improving service levels across the country.

The Camberley site was built with employee well-being in mind and draws on biophilic design principles to improve employees’ connection to the natural environment, including a living wall in the lobby. In addition, employees have access to electric vehicle charging stations and a sustainable bicycle shelter to encourage them to choose sustainable travel.