The honour is the tenth ‘green’ award that DPD has won since the start of 2021

Parcel delivery company DPD has been honoured at the 2023 National Sustainability Awards in London, winning the Sustainable Transport category. 

At a glittering ceremony on The Strand at London’s Waldorf Hilton Hotel, DPD beat off stiff competition from six other companies to top the Sustainable Transport category.

The annual National Sustainability Awards seek to highlight great innovation and breadth of impact across all sectors that can help build a more sustainable and better future. As well as highlighting best practice, the awards aim to show how society can, with good leadership, find a more sustainable path so that future generations will be able to live in a cleaner, greener world.

DPD was the only parcel carrier to feature in the event’s 100-strong shortlist and the win follows success at the same event last year when the firm scooped the Supply Chain Initiative award.

Other high-profile winners on the night included NatWest, Bellway Homes, OVO, ITV and Arla Foods.

The judges praised the breadth of DPD’s sustainability initiatives – which go well beyond the 3,500 strong green fleet of electric delivery vehicles – as well as highlighting innovations such as robot deliveries and the speed of progress towards net zero.

Elaine Kerr, DPD UK CEO commented, “Sustainability is absolutely core to our business DNA and this award is recognition for the progress we are continuing to make across the whole operation. From decarbonising our HGVs to the roll-out of our autonomous robot fleet, we are innovating across the board.  We aim to be pioneers of sustainability in the UK’s transport sector and winning ten ‘green’ awards in less than three years is outstanding, independent endorsement that we are on the right track.”