The urgency for businesses to embrace eco-friendly processes is growing, especially in the high-impact shipping industry. At DCL Logistics, we're deeply committed to reducing our environmental footprint, recognizing our critical role in the supply chain. We've embraced renewable energy and utilize sustainable materials to fulfill our corporate responsibility.
Focus on renewable energy
In 2007, we installed our first solar system at the DCL Logistics headquarters in Fremont, California. The 287 kW system was the largest commercial installation in the area at the time. It was one of our first structural steps toward our commitment to renewable energy. Today, we have a 1,257 kW system powering four of the six DCL Logistics facilities in the US.
By building a sizable solar system and designing our facilities to consume less energy, we offset our energy requirements by 72%.
Right Sized Packaging
In collaboration with our customers, we can customize shipping boxes to precisely fit products, reducing excess packaging. We also promote smaller packing slips and the use of compostable air fillers over traditional materials. These initiatives are estimated to cut our waste by up to 20% per order.
We prioritize eco-friendly shipping with 100% recycled boxes, advocate for smaller or eliminated packing slips, and use air fillers that use recycled plastics instead of traditional paper dunnage, aligning with our commitment to reducing environmental impact while ensuring package safety.
DCL is ISO 9001 certified, an international standard that defines requirements for a quality management system (QMS). We leverage ISO standards to reduce waste and increase efficiency.
Our facilities are equipped with environmentally friendly Electric Material Handling Equipment, including all-electric forklifts. We also utilize LED and Motion-Sensor Lighting, along with extensive skylight installations, to maximize natural lighting, showcasing our commitment to energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Recycling and Waste Reduction
We achieve significant waste reduction by recycling approximately 79% of our dunnage materials and implementing water-efficient bathrooms with autoflush systems and air dryers.
We partner with our customers to use shippable packaging, instead of putting them in an extra box before sending them to customers. This reduces packaging waste, improves shipping costs, and provides a better unboxing experience.
Size of our systems across our facilities
The year our first solar system was installed at our headquarters in Fremont, CA,
Average energy usage that is offset by our solar systems
Forklifts that are electric
Of the dunnage materials we use in our packaging are recyclable
I've always been a fan of DCL. Humble hard working people with a passion for customer service and aligned views.
If you can't get your products to the customer in an efficient way—not damaged, sent on time—then it honestly doesn't matter. We recognize that there has to be a symbiotic relationship between our branding and our fulfillment. What’s most important is that everyone gets the whole picture for the customer.
DCL works with companies of all sizes. DCL’s sweet spot is working with startups initially, and then scaling with them. DCL does that by keeping it flexible and working as a true partner. That was a big reason why we chose DCL.