- 12 October 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
Middle Eastern logistics and express player Aramex has announced plans to further reduce its CO2 emissions to meet the Paris Agreement goals.
Aramex has signed up to the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) with a view to ‘significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030’, though no figure has been published as a target.
The SBTi is an organisation supported by the UN and major non-governmental bodies including the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and World Resources Institute.
Raji Hattar, Chief Sustainability Officer at Aramex, said: “Signing the commitment with SBTi is proof that we are further strengthening our commitment to driving our sustainability agenda forward and broadening our approach to environmental responsibility through science-based targets. Companies in the transport and logistics industry have a major role to play in reducing harmful emissions and support countries to reach their GHG emission targets. In recognizing the significance of our role and the importance of operating at cleaner and greener levels, Aramex has been taking proactive measures to reduce carbon emissions for over a decade, and we continually seek ways to improve our efforts to make a real positive impact, in line with the national commitments to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), through all the visions and strategies, 2021, 2025, 2030, 2050 and 2071.”
He added: “Beyond reducing our carbon emissions, we also want to create a positive impact by empowering our peers, suppliers and other stakeholders to follow and take on an active role in protecting the environment.”
The logistics company has exceeded previous goals in the past, including by reducing its carbon emissions per parcel by 20% between 2016 and 2020.