Sustainability: Going Green

DGX-Dependable Global Express green transportation company

What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is based on the simple principle that everything we as the human race need for our survival and wellbeing depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony. This allows the fulfillment of social, economic and other requirements for the present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have, and will continue to have, the clean air, the water, materials and resources to protect human health and our environment.

Commitment to Sustainability at DGX-Dependable Global Express The nature of our transportation and logistics business generates a large share of greenhouse gases. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, to increasing our effectiveness and capacity, and to being innovative in such a way that we make a positive impact on society and our collective future.

This will mean managing for the long term as well as the short term, developing strategies that balance competition and cooperation, and providing a service that meets social and environmental needs. For us, sustainability needs to be about ‘greening’—because businesses and communities depend on healthy, productive ecosystems. We have made it our mission to be the leader in our industry, and we invite you to share in this pursuit. Read about our Fuel Conservation Program.

DGX Blue Planet Clean Fleet Certificate
DGX Blue Planet Award

“Certified Clean Fleet” status 2014-2015

Our Achievements

  1. We have purchased carbon offsets in sufficient quantity to operate our warehouses in Honolulu, Maui, Guam, Kona, Seattle and Los Angeles (Rancho Dominguez) on a carbon neutral basis for 2020. See all of our Carbon Neutral Certificates.

  2. DGX solar sufficient icon Our corporate headquarters, Maui and Guam facilities are totally solar sufficient, drawing no or minimal additional energy from the electric grids.

  3. We have 2% sky lights at various facilities to use natural, rather than artificial lighting.

  4. We meet the California Air Resources Board’s “sparklist” requirements.

  5. DGX trucking efficiency icon We are working to estimate our carbon footprint for all our trucking operations and are taking steps to reduce our carbon emissions. See GreenWay Miles Testimonial.

  6. We are an active partner with Smartway, a U.S. Government EPA partnership with truckers, to improve our use of fuel and oil efficiency, and reduce our emissions. See all of our SmartWay Certificates.

  7. DGX car charging stations icon In our Los Angeles headquarters we have installed 10 charging stations for employees to use to charge electric vehicles.

  8. We have installed lower-energy usage models for lighting, converted our Corporate Headquarters and Honolulu terminal lights to LED and use timers in both terminals to increase the energy effectiveness of our HVAC and lighting systems.

  9. DGX recycling symbol icon We recycle paper in our Los Angeles corporate headquarters, our San Leandro facility and our Seattle facility. In Los Angeles, we also separate and recycle wood, plastic, metal and cardboard.

  10. We replaced our networking and computer server infrastructure after 2010, dropping energy consumption by 33% - 38%.

  11. Our Hawaii and Guam computer system was designed to allow both us and its users to be virtually paperless.

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