We aim to be the key driver of sustainable logistics in the Benelux area and to be ahead of the game in terms of ambitions and activities, as the world is facing enormous climate and environmental challenges. That’s why we’ve put into place ambitious carbon emission reduction targets. While our focus is on reducing our carbon emissions, from 2022 we will offset any carbon emissions we’re unable to reduce by investing in sustainable Gold Standard Climate+ projects.
Step by step towards less carbon
Step by step, we’re working towards net zero carbon emissions, with our sustainable targets and steps validated and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). By signing the SBTi’s “Business Ambition for 1.5°C”, we have committed to net zero carbon emissions worldwide by 2050, thus playing our part in limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius in keeping with the Paris Climate Agreement.
Clear carbon reduction strategy
We have a long-term carbon reduction strategy in place, broken down into concrete steps for the short term and underpinned by four key pillars:
Smarter planning should help us travel fewer kilometres and consume less fuel.
We’re aiming to deliver all parcels and letters emission free in the last mile in the Benelux region by 2030 (including both our own transport and that of our delivery partners). As an interim step, we will make our deliveries emission free in 25 city centres by 2025, using bikes and electric vehicles among other modes of transport. For our trucks and vans, we’re switching to fossil free fuel where we can, such as biogas, HVO100 (renewable diesel) and BioLNG.
Sustainable buildings and facilities
Our parcel sorting centres are among the most sustainable, BREAAM-certified commercial properties in the Netherlands. We use solar panels to generate sustainable energy ourselves as much as possible, meeting any additional energy requirements through sustainable energy purchases.
Green products and services
Read more about and see examples of our sustainable strategy
We assist our customers with our own products and services, helping to make the dispatch and delivery chain as sustainable as we possibly can.