The Croatian Post has joined The Climate Pledge initiative – an international, cross-sectoral community of companies and organizations founded in 2019 by Amazon and Global Optimism. Along with the Finnish Post, the Croatian Post has become the only postal operator to join this initiative in achieving zero carbon emissions by 2040 – ten years ahead of the Paris Agreement target.
Currently, The Climate Pledge has more than 300 signatories in 29 countries, and includes 51 different sectors such as transportation, aviation, energy, real estate, and information and communication technologies. The signatories of the initiative generate more than 24 trillion HRK in global annual revenue and have more than 8 million employees. Companies and organizations joining the initiative have a key role to play in encouraging investment in the development of low-carbon products and services.
The signatories of The Climate Pledge initiative agree to:
- Regularly measure and report on greenhouse gas emissions
- Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies
- Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040 – a decade ahead of the 2050 Paris Agreement target.
All signatories are taking high-impact science-based actions to combat climate change, such as innovation in supply chain efficiency, sustainable transport, the circular economy and clean energy.
The Croatian Post, as part of its Pošta2022 Development Strategy, is intensively implementing the digital transformation of its operations, which is closely tied to increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions. In April 2021, the Sustainability Management Strategy "Growing Green and Sustainable" was adopted, which includes:
- Green operations
- Corporate social responsibility and
- Corporate governance.
The strategy defines key areas with specific goals that we want to achieve. By implementing the Sustainability Management Strategy, we will ensure long-term stable growth that will also have a positive impact on the environment and all our stakeholders.
There are more than 200 electric vehicles in the fleet of the Croatian Post, which include 40 electric four-wheelers and almost 30 electric mopeds. In addition to the continuous expansion of the green vehicle fleet, the Croatian Post has also set up charging stations for electric vehicles in Velika Gorica, Zadar and Osijek, laying the foundations for further expansion of the electric vehicle fleet.
Last year, an alternative delivery channel was opened that will reduce harmful emissions – a network of parcel lockers. Parcel lockers increase the percentage of delivery in the first attempt, and delivery vehicles need to visit fewer locations, which significantly reduces emissions.
Source: Croatian Post