India’s Aragen Life Sciences joins DHL’s SAF initiative


Indian R&D and manufacturing solutions provider Aragen Life Sciences announced that it has adopted DHL Express GoGreen Plus initiative which uses sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to reduce carbon emissions in international shipments.

“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,” said Manni Kantipudi, CEO, Aragen Life Sciences.

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

DHL Express’s GoGreen Plus uses SAF to enable customers to reduce Scope 3 emissions, which include the CO2e emissions associated with their freight.

DHL Express recently launched the GoGreen Plus service in India in collaboration with key suppliers such as bp, Neste, and World Energy, who produce SAF from alternative raw materials with a sustainable energy profile.

“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 (SBTi) 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 SAF,” said R.S Subramanian, senior vice president South Asia, DHL Express.

GoGreen Plus (insetting) reduces emissions within the logistics sector and can be used for DHL customers’ own voluntary emission reporting and follows the SBTi standards.

Earlier on January 30, 2024, an Indian private bank Federal Bank said that it is working with DHL Express India on an environmental project.

The bank formally adopted DHL’s Go-Green Plus initiative to help lower the carbon footprint related to the international shipping of import and export documentation.