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DHL Express India and Aragen LifeSciences sign GoGreen Plus partnership to reduce carbon emissionsGoGreen Plus uses sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to enable customers to reduce Scope 3 emissions

February 06, 2024

Mumbai/Hyderabad, India, 05th February, 2024: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, and Aragen LifeSciences, a leading provider of contract research, development, and manufacturing services for the global life sciences industry, jointly announced partnership to use DHL’s GoGreen Plus service. This pioneering collaboration makes Aragen the first Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) customer of DHL Express in India. The GoGreen Plus service supports Aragen’s goal to reduce carbon emissions in international shipments.

R.S Subramanian, Senior Vice President – South Asia, DHL Express, said, “We are happy to announce our partnership with Aragen LifeSciences, a significant move towards sustainable business in India. Aragen is our first Science Based Targets Initiative customer to have come on board to reduce carbon emissions, and we’re proud to support their ambition. Now more than ever, it has become necessary to address the problem of Scope 3 emissions. With our GoGreen Plus service, we’re assisting customers in this journey. We hope this agreement inspires others to adopt sustainable practices and embrace low-emission transport services through sustainable aviation fuel.”

Manni Kantipudi, CEO, Aragen Life Sciences, added “Sustainability and ESG are key priority areas for Aragen and this collaboration with DHL Express will help us achieve our near-term target under SBTi by 2032. As a socially and environmentally responsible corporate, Aragen is committed to reducing carbon emissions produced while shipping internationally and the GoGreen Plus service will enable us to achieve this. Aragen and DHL have a long-standing association and this collaboration underscores our mutual commitment to responsible sustainable practices and managing our scope emissions with carbon insetting.”

Aragen will use the GoGreen Plus service across all its major overseas trade lanes including the American and European routes.  

GoGreen Plus uses SAF to enable customers to reduce Scope 3 emissions, which include the CO2e emissions associated with their freight. Having recently launched in India, GoGreen Plus is made possible by significant contracts with key suppliers such as bp, Neste, and World Energy, who produce SAF from alternative raw materials with a sustainable energy profile. 

Unlike offsetting initiatives, GoGreen Plus (insetting) reduces emissions within the logistics sector and there with can be used for DHL customers’ own voluntary emission reporting and follows the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) philosophy. 

About Aragen :
Aragen Life Sciences is a leading R&D and manufacturing solutions provider to the global life sciences industries. It offers a range of solutions across the drug development continuum to advance small and large-molecule programs.  The Company operates through a global network of eight sites with a team of ~4200 employees and 450+ PhDs.  Its expertise and experience have enabled over 400 customers (including 6 of the top 10 pharma companies globally) to advance their research programs from early discovery through development and commercialization. Aragen’s innovative mindset, infrastructure, flexible business models, clear purpose, and proprietary project management platform have enabled it to effectively scale and service large pharma, biotech, agrochemical, and animal health industries globallyVisit for more details.

DHL – Excellence. Simply delivered. 

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 395,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”. 

DHL is part of DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 94 billion euros in 2022. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. DHL Group aims to achieve net-zero emissions logistics by 2050. 

Media Contacts:
Aragen Life Sciences:
Sandeep Nair
Phone: +91 8179955673

DHL Express:
Akansha Pradhan
Phone: +91 9867622227

Krina Jain
Phone: +91 9619374769