Posti moves delivery fleet to biodiesel

As part of the postal operator’s drive to reduce its carbon emissions, Finnish Posti is now using Neste MY diesel biofuel for its entire light delivery fleet.

Thanks to the boom in e-commerce, Posti’s carbon emissions have grown. It now delivers roughly 40% of parcels sent in e-commerce nationwide.

“The growth of e-commerce was already fast, but it has really exploded this spring. Both Posti and the online retailers have their roles to play in building the growth on a sustainable foundation, but consumers can also contribute by their sustainable purchase decisions,” says Arttu Hollmérus, Senior Vice President, Parcel and eCommerce business group at Posti.

Research from Posti suggests that a final mile parcel delivery equates to 5km driven in a passenger car (600g of CO2e). In going over to biodiesel the postal operator estimates it can reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by close to 3.8 million kg a year, or the equivalent of removing 1,300 cars from the road.

“In this day and age, our customers are very conscious of the ways in which they can make a difference in terms of the environment and take concrete action to help reduce the carbon footprint. Thanks to the fuel made of waste and scraps, our customers’ purchases will get delivered generating lower emissions. We believe that this will become increasingly clear in our customers’ choices down the line,” concludes Hollmérus.