DHL Supply Chain and Frasers Property Australia have partnered to deliver one of the first carbon neutral industrial buildings, certified under the National Carbon Offset Standard for buildings.
The 17,733 square meter distribution warehouse is located at 227 Walters Road, Arndell Park and was constructed in 2002 by Frasers Property Australia with DHL as its sole tenant.
The industrial building received a 4-Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), with sustainability initiatives which include LED lighting upgrades and the installation of a 200kW solar PV system. Furthermore, forklift charging is also staggered to reduce peak demand.
“Our goal, under Deutsche Post DHL Group’s GoGreen environmental protection program, is to get to zero logistics-related emissions by 2050. Receiving this 4-star rating underscores our ongoing commitment to achieving this ambitious target. We are however aware that we can only succeed in meeting our target by working closely with like-minded partners such as Fraser Property, who are equally focused on its own carbon neutral goals,” Saul Resnick, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Australia & New Zealand said.
“Frasers Property has a target to reach carbon zero emissions, in line with sciencebased targets by 2028. DHL was a natural fit for a carbon neutral partnership as they too have a mission to achieve zero emissions status. A partnership was essential for achieving carbon neutral certification, and it is a testament to the importance of building relationships with our customers. We are already a certified carbon neutral organisation under the National Carbon Offset Standard, meaning that we had the expertise to bring this partnership to life,” Chamoun Malki, General Manager, Investment Property for Frasers Property Australia said.