Switzerland - Swiss Post
“Pro clima” shipment: Carbon emissions fully offset
From 1 January 2021, all Swiss Post consignments will be sent with the “pro clima” label, meaning that their carbon emissions have been offset.
Swiss Post is striving to achieve climate neutrality in delivery by 2030 – such as by using electric vehicles. Until then, the unavoidable carbon emissions that arise when sending items will be offset. Swiss Post has been offsetting carbon emissions from domestic letter mail since 2012, with promotional mailings added to the programme in 2017. From 1 January 2021, all Swiss Post consignments will be sent with the “pro clima” label, meaning that their carbon emissions have been offset. “All consignments” means everything from letters, parcels and small consignments right through to press products – both in Switzerland and abroad. The carbon offsetting will be undertaken by supporting climate protection projects of the highest quality (Gold Standard) in Switzerland and abroad. The innovation will not entail any surcharges, and costs for customers and the quality of the climate projects will be maintained at the same level.
RESULTS AND IMPACT
Currently, two projects are being supported by Swiss Post.
- Modern bio-digesters on Swiss farms turn methane into a clean energy source for eco-electricity and heat.
- In Cambodia, small household-scale private bio-digesters reduced year-on-year CO2 emissions by 95,000 tons.