The Green Transformation Lab aims to create a more sustainable world today for the benefit of tomorrow.
The Green Transformation Lab is a joint initiative by SMU and DHL aimed at accelerating the evolution of sustainable logistics across Asia Pacific. Leveraging SMU’s multi-faculty academic excellence and DHL’s sustainability services, expertise and capability in supply chains, the Green Transformation Lab is focused on creating solutions that help companies transform their supply chains, becoming greener, more resource efficient and sustainable.
Combining DHL’s sustainable logistics expertise with SMU’s academic rigor will help build green supply chain capabilities in Singapore for the benefit of the whole region. The Green Transformation Lab will be a catalyst for change, creating sustainable solutions for organizations and supply chains that lead to large-scale adoption and subsequent economies of scale.
The Green Transformation Lab team comprises of two full time Directors, and taps on the multi-disciplinary expertise of SMU researchers and DHL sustainability experts to power the research collaboration.
Our mission is to engage with companies through our three-step engagement process.
- Raise awareness of greener and more sustainable operations
- Build and test new capabilities that empower organizations with knowledge, best practices and tools to achieve their sustainability goals
- Support transformation initiatives at both industry and organization levels through innovative methods and advanced technologies
Why was DHL-SMU Green Transformation Lab established?
- For sustainable economies
Globalization, driven by sharply escalating levels of world trade, has reshaped the economic face of the planet and contributed to a rise in living standards around the word.However, in recent years, ever-increasing fuel price caused by the growing scarcity of natural resources coupled with a rapidly growing demand represents a serious constraint to the pace of global trade growth.
- For sustainable urban living
More than half of the world’s population lives in the cities and this proportion is still rising. The UN predicts that more than 80% of population growth in the next 10 years will take place in developing cities.
- For sustainable businesses
With increasing consumers, it is more important to have transparent information about the ecological footprint of goods and services. Businesses discover opportunities from a more sustainable low CO2 supply chain.