Posti aims at carbon neutrality ahead of 2040

Finnish Posti has signed the Climate Pledge, committing it to carbon neutrality by 2040, ten years ahead of the deadline set by the Paris Agreement.

According to the postal operator, sustainability is a key role in its new Group strategy. It plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, having already reduced its overall carbon emissions by 14% in the last year.

In a statement the company said, “Posti has been active towards the environment for a long time: our first electric car experiments were carried out in the early 1980s and our first environmental program was launched in 1999. In 2011 we became the first postal service in the world to have carbon neutral mail delivery services.

Posti has been internationally active in reducing environmental impacts for a long time. We joined the UN Global Compact initiative in 2008 and we have been involved with the environmental efforts of the International Postal Corporation since 2008. Last year, we made a commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative and, at the start of this year, we became a member of the Climate Leadership Coalition.”

Posti’s Head of Sustainability Noomi Jägerhorn said, “The climate crisis cannot be solved alone. Those with the ability and resources to act should bear the greatest responsibility. We can only succeed through global cooperation with different parties.”

“We want to be involved in promoting international cooperation aimed at quick reduction of emissions. Tomorrow is Earth Day, which has been celebrated since the 1960s. Therefore, I am very happy to announce that we have joined the Climate Pledge among the first 100 international companies in the network.”

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