Guernsey – Guernsey Post
Guernsey Post’s Project Green Fleet
With the project Green Fleet, Guernsey Post has achieved significant improvements in the financial and environmental efficiency of its delivery fleet.
Project Green Fleet was initiated with four objectives: to eliminate all tail pipe emissions from the delivery fleet; to incorporate sustainable energy generation; to reduce mileage by combining letter and parcel delivery network and to achieve a financial return on the investment.
By combining the planning and technical data obtained from scanners and vehicle management systems the Post’s delivery team applied their practical knowledge to redesign their own delivery routes. Each team was empowered to deliver the change whilst being tasked to increase capacity and adopting a “once over the ground” principle to maximise efficiency and reduce mileage. This phase of the project underpinned the achievement of the internationally recognised Investors in People Gold standard.
Guernsey Post has also managed a transition to electric vehicles, specifically the Nissan E-NV200. The conversion to electric vehicles will be complete this year by which time 100% of deliveries within the Bailiwick of Guernsey will be made with an electric vehicle.
In 2018 Guernsey Post also announced plans to install the largest solar array on the roof of its headquarters.
Compared to 2016, CO2 emissions from the delivery fleet have fallen by 15% in 2017, by 34% in 2018 and are forecast to fall by 53% in 2019, with a decrease of 129 tonnes of CO2 per annum. The solar array will produce around 200,000 KWH of electricity each year which exceeds the amount of energy required to power Guernsey Post’s entire fleet of delivery vehicles.