PostNL makes Top 5 most sustainable companies in transport and logistics sector (DJSI)
The Hague, the Netherlands, 17 November 2021 – PostNL ranks among the world’s first five most sustainable companies in the transport and logistics sector. Last Friday, S&P Global announced that PostNL ranked fifth in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), which ranks companies’ performances on a range of sustainability indicators across three dimensions: Governance & Economic, Environmental, and Social. This year’s ratings are based on company performances in 2020.
Herna Verhagen, PostNL’s CEO, commented: “We aim to be the key driver of sustainable logistics in the Benelux area and this rating reflects PostNL’s solid performance in implementing improvements in the environmental, social and economic arena. We’ve set ourselves ambitious goals and are determined to keep doing better all the time. Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index helps us identify the areas in which we have further to go.”
For its performance in environmental reporting and social reporting, PostNL achieved the maximum possible score of 100, making it one of the leading companies in its sector. PostNL is deeply committed to taking social responsibility and providing transparency on its performance to customers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders.
PostNL has set itself the target of emission-free delivery of all parcels and letters in the Benelux countries by 2030. It has launched a large number of major projects to help achieve its aim and these are beginning to reap rewards. PostNL did particularly well in the Climate Strategy category, having started to accelerate its carbon emissions reductions in 2021, through further electrification of its fleet and by increasingly replacing fossil fuels powering its trucks with sustainable alternatives such as HVO100, which emits 90% less carbon.
Employee engagement and sustainable employability
In 2020, a lot of people from other industries joined PostNL and employee engagement was high, resulting in the sector’s highest score in the Talent Attraction & Retention category. It likewise recorded an excellent score on Human Capital Development, as it has invested a lot in people through a wide variety of education and training courses, with a focus on the accelerated digitalisation of the company. Some 150 people, for instance, are being trained to transfer to IT within the space of three years. And this focus on IT has been paying off, with great strides made in the Information & Cybersecurity category – the score that rose the most within S&P Global’s Governance & Economic dimension.
We are PostNL, the mail and logistics solutions provider for all. With our mail and parcel deliverers who get everywhere, our over 4,800 PostNL locations and 11,000 postboxes, we are always nearby. We aim to be our customers’ favourite deliverer by making it as easy as possible for them to send and receive parcels and letters. Our over 37,000 people are right at the heart of society. On weekdays, we deliver an average 1.2 million parcels and 8 million letters across the Benelux region. Our focus is on quality for our customers, creating opportunities for our people and adding value for our stakeholders through growth, digitalisation and sustainability initiatives.
We optimise and support our physical networks by using smart digital solutions and launching new propositions that create value for our customers. We build long-lasting working relationships by acting as a good employer and client for everyone who works for and with us. To make our deliveries as sustainable as possible, we cover a lot of kilometres on foot or by bicycle or e-bike, provide innovative city logistics, use cleaner fuels, and use electric vans and light electric trucks. PostNL NV is a listed company with revenues of €3.5 billion in 2021. We provide deliveries of mail and parcels, logistics solutions for e-commerce, and cross-border solutions.