Herna Verhagen, PostNL CEO, says: ‘I am proud of the high rating because it shows that our ongoing efforts to make our day-to-day operations even more sustainable are bearing fruit. We take our responsibility very seriously, and we are making progress in various areas. Transparency is an important step in order to bring about effective action and the high rating is a recognition of our sustainability policy and the commitment of our employees and partners.’
Support for SBTi initiative and campaign
PostNL has set ambitious long-term targets in order to further reduce CO2 emissions and make a concrete contribution to the agreements set out in the Paris climate agreement. For example, the target is for all parcel and mail deliveries in the Benelux to be emission-free in the last mile by 2030, with emission-free delivery in 25 town and city centres by 2025 as an intermediate step. PostNL coordinates CO2 emission reduction targets with the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).
SBTi has asked the business community to support the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ initiative and campaign. PostNL is participating in this. In doing so, we promise to help limit global warming to 1.5°C. To this end, we want to work together with our partners to make air transport more sustainable, for example.