Norway Post sets new climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement

Norway Post has adopted a new climate and environmental strategy with ambitions in line with the Paris Agreement. As one of the few Norwegian companies, Norway Post has set a new target for emission reduction by 2030, which has been approved by the international organization Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi *).

The Posten Group will implement a number of measures which, among other things, mean that within two years the group will only procure vans from renewable energy and offer fossil-free parcel delivery in 40 Nordic cities.

Norway Post's largest greenhouse gas emissions come from transport and it is in this area that the most powerful measures will take place. Since 2012, Norway Post has reduced greenhouse gas emissions throughout its operations by 45 per cent. By 2030, it will be reduced by a further 13 percent, while the company's activity is expected to grow by more than 40 percent. This target means that Norway Post halves its total greenhouse gas emissions from 2012 to 2030. The target has now been approved by SBTi and in line with the Paris Agreement. After 2030, the goal is to have net zero emissions from all road transport in 2040 and net zero emissions from the entire business in 2050.

"Concrete and ambitious goals create both energy and pace in this important environmental work. We now have a strategy which means that already in 2023 we will offer fossil-free distribution of packages in 40 Nordic cities. In climate activities, we will use the opportunities that lie for innovation and development of services with lower emissions" says Tone Wille, who is CEO of Norway Post.

From next year, the Posten Group will only procure vans powered by renewable energy sources in the cities, and outside the cities from 2023. These are important milestones towards being able to distribute fossil-free in 40 Nordic cities by 2023. Posten and Bring are also working on developing new services with lower greenhouse gas emissions and customers will be offered new services such as their own climate reports, climate calculator and climate advice.

Emissions from suppliers are included in the group's climate accounts and targets for emission reduction. They are important for Norway Post to achieve its goals and the group will in future set stricter climate requirements for suppliers. In 2030, approx. 80 per cent of all Norway Post's own vehicles are fossil-free and all vans used by Norway Post are fossil-free, regardless of whether they are self-owned or leased.

"Our climate and environmental work is an integral part of our business strategy. I am convinced that ambitious climate goals ensure implementation power and make us relevant and attractive to employees, customers and partners. The Glasgow climate summit clearly shows that efforts must be stepped up. Environmental work is a platform for our future growth and a catalyst for the development of distribution and logistics services with lower emissions" says Wille.

Some results from Norway Post and Bring's environmental work

  1. Since 2012, Norway Post has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent
  2. In the Nordic region, Norway Post has a vehicle fleet for renewable energy consisting of 471 electric mopeds, 1295 vans, 393 trucks and 82 heavy trucks and lorries.
  3. In the second half of 2021, 31 per cent of Norway Post's own vehicles went to renewable energy sources
  4. In 50 Norwegian cities, postal distribution takes place to households with only electric vehicles
  5. Norway Post has a fossil-free distribution of 15 - 20,000 packages a week within Ring 2 in Oslo
  6. In Sweden, Bring has fossil-free courier, package and home deliveries in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
  7. Norway Post is one of 4 companies that in PWC's climate index cut emissions in line with the Paris Agreement in 2020
  8. Norway Post is one of Norway's largest users of trains. In 2020, we transported 208,767 containers (TEU) on Norwegian and international train lines. Last year, 8,427 trailers were moved from road to rail.
  9. We have established a new train line between Halmstad / Malmö / Trelleborg and Oslo. It imports international freight volumes into Norway and further out onto the Norwegian railway network.
  10. 24-hour and automatic parcel boxes are now being deployed in 1000 different places in Norway, which reduces the need for customers to have to drive to pick up parcels.
  11. From 1 October, Bring has a fossil-free distribution of packages in Copenhagen

* Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is an international organization that works for the world business community to set targets for emission reduction in line with updated climate science. SBTi is a collaboration between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI), and WWF.


Source: Posten Norge

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