DHL teams up with Coldplay to make their tour as sustainable as possible

 Every global music tour requires intensive preparation and complex logistics. However, Coldplay has added to this complexity by setting an ...

 Every global music tour requires intensive preparation and complex logistics. However,
Coldplay has added to this complexity by setting an ambitious goal to make their Music
of the Spheres Tour as sustainable as possible and reduce CO2 emissions by more
than 50%. DHL, a pioneer in the field of sustainable transport and logistics, will support
the band on this journey with its extensive expertise. 

“As leaders in our industries, it is our responsibility to lead the change but also inspire
and facilitate sustainable solutions for other businesses and brands. We feel honored
and proud that Coldplay has selected DHL to embark on this journey for change,” said
Monika Schaller, Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, Sustainability
& Brand, Deutsche Post DHL Group.

DHL’s expertise and sustainability solutions
Coldplay selected DHL as its logistics partner due to the company’s extensive expertise
in sustainable logistics solutions. As the world’s leading logistics provider, DHL will
support Coldplay’s efforts, especially in the field of sustainable transportation, by
offering a multi-faceted approach to lowering CO2 emissions.
With its GoGreen Plus Service DHL’s customers are offered a suite of solutions for
minimizing logistics- related emissions and other environmental impacts along the entire
supply chain. Ocean and air freight emissions are reduced by the use of advanced
biofuels. For land transportation, DHL is able to call upon an extensive fleet of electric
vehicles and trucks fueled with Bio-LNG (liquified natural gas made from organic
waste). The remaining part of the supply chain is made climate neutral by full lifecycle
emission compensation - drawing down and offsetting any residual carbon emissions.
DHL can ensure the lower CO2 emissions of their services are transparently passed
onto its customers.

A new model for sustainable touring
Aside from innovations in sustainable logistics led by DHL, Coldplay has introduced a
variety of other initiatives to make their tour as low-carbon and environmentally
beneficial as possible. Every show is powered by a mix of renewable energy (such as
wind and solar energy) and certified renewable biodiesel. The band even harnesses fan
energy through state-of-the-art kinetic floors and power bikes.
The band has also pledged to plant a tree for every ticket sold and to draw down
significantly more CO2 than the tour produces through investment in a diverse range of
carbon offsetting initiatives.

DHL and Coldplay’s shared hope is that the Music of the Spheres Tour will provide
lessons and best practices for other artists to build on and push the live music industry
towards an ultra-low-carbon and sustainable future

In line with the company’s sustainability strategy to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050
(“Mission 2050”), DHL is committed to sustainable logistics solutions that will
decarbonize the entire logistics sector. As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s mid-term
sustainability roadmap for 2030, the group strives to achieve the sub-target of having at
least 30 percent of fuel requirements covered by sustainable fuels. To reduce CO2
emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, the Group will spend €7 billion on
sustainable fuel and clean technologies by 2030.

Coldplay’s pledge to make their tour as sustainable as possible
Coldplay’s co-manager Phil Harvey said: “When we announced this tour, we pledged to
reduce primary carbon emissions by more than 50% compared to the last tour. This can
only happen with tour partners who share this vision and are willing to invest the
necessary resources to make it happen. We’re grateful to DHL for their help in
minimizing our tour’s freight emissions through their expertise and investment in
sustainable logistics.”

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