Sustainability: Going Green

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What is Sustainability?

Sustainability is based on the simple principle that everything we need for our survival and wellbeing depends directly or indirectly on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions in which humans and nature coexist in productive harmony. This allows the fulfillment of social, economic and other requirements for the present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have, and will continue to have, the clean air, the water, materials and resources to protect human health and our environment.

DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express Commitment to Sustainability
The nature of our transportation and logistics business generates a large share of greenhouse gases. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, to increasing our effectiveness and capacity, and to being innovative in such a way that we make a positive impact on society and our collective future.

This means managing for the short and the long term by developing strategies that balance competition and cooperation, and by providing a service that meets social and environmental needs. For us, sustainability needs to be about ‘greening’—because businesses and communities depend on healthy, productive ecosystems. We have made it our mission to be the leader in our industry. We invite you to share in this pursuit. Read about our Fuel Conservation Program.


DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express Blue Planet Clean Fleet Certificate
DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express Blue Planet Award

“Certified Clean Fleet” status 2014-2015



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Our Achievements

  1. We have purchased carbon offsets in sufficient quantity to operate our warehouses in Maui, Guam, Kona and LA on a carbon neutral basis for 2019. See all of our Carbon Neutral Certificates.

  2. Our corporate headquarters, Maui and Guam facilities are totally solar sufficient, drawing no or minimal additional energy from the electric grids.

  3. We have 2% sky lights at various facilities to use more natural lighting.

  4. We meet the California Air Resources Board’s “sparklist” requirements.

  5. We are working to estimate our carbon footprint for all our trucking operations and are taking steps to reduce our carbon emissions. See GreenWay Miles Testimonial.

  6. We are an active partner with Smartway, a U.S. Government EPA partnership with truckers, to improve our use of fuel and oil efficiency, and reduce our emissions. See all of our SmartWay Certificates.

  7. In our Los Angeles headquarters, we have installed 10 charging stations for employees to use for charging electric vehicles.

  8. We have installed lower-energy usage models for lighting, converted our Corporate Headquarters and Honolulu terminal lights to LED and use timers in both terminals to increase the energy effectiveness of our HVAC and lighting systems.

  9. We recycle paper in our Los Angeles corporate headquarters, our San Leandro facility and our Seattle facility. In Los Angeles, we also separate and recycle wood, plastic, metal and cardboard.

  10. We replaced our networking and computer server infrastructure after 2010, dropping energy consumption by 33% - 38%.

  11. Our Hawaii and Guam computer system is designed to allow our employees and customers to be virtually paperless.

  12. DHX is a Green Supply Chain PartnerIn 2020 we were named by Inbound Logistics as a Green Supply Chain Partner. As one of the 75 leading companies being profiled, we are regarded for truly “walking the walk” when it comes to commitment to supply chain sustainability and a partner you can turn to when seeking green supply chain management and logistics.