- 14 June 2022
- Transport / Logistics Services
Finnish Posti’s science based carbon net-zero targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Posti has as such become the first logistics company to have its net-zero targets approved by the SBTi, and is also the first company in Finland, Sweden or the Baltics to have such targets approved. Just 16 countries around the world have had their targets approved, eight of which have committed to reaching the target by 2040 like Posti – the earliest possible date.
In August 2021 the SBTI approved Posts near term science based emission reduction targets. To achieve this the postal operator needs to be zero-emission for its own operations and achieve 100% fossil-free road transport for it and its partners by 2030.
“The latest climate science from the IPCC shows it is still possible to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C, but we are dangerously close to that threshold. Companies need to rapidly halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero before 2050. Posti is committed to net-zero by already 2040, and we want to encourage all companies to join,” says Noomi Jägerhorn, Posti’s Sustainability Director.