PostNord awarded sustainability award

PostNord has announced it was awarded the top position in the International Post Corporation (IPC) environmental standards. Twenty postal operators were assessed this year.

PostNord has been in the top six postal operators for the last five years. The assessment measures the member companies’ qualitative environmental work in, for example, management’s commitment to tackling climate issues, the vehicle fleet, the use of renewable energy, and emission levels.

“PostNord was again one of our top performers in the EMMS program, achieving a fantastic 93 percent in carbon management proficiency, and reporting impressive year-on-year reductions in carbon emissions. With one of the biggest electric vehicle fleets in our group of posts, PostNord has demonstrated its commitment to lower carbon transport,” says Pieter Reitsma, Manager Sustainability at IPC.

The IPC assessment is based on customers and others expectations of large logistics operators. An increasing number of PostNord customers expect the Group to have a positive environmental and climate performance.

“PostNord does robust environmental work and it is now about maintaining and developing it. But it does not just happen by itself. That’s why environmental and climate work is still high on the Group’s agenda, as evidenced by our place in the ranking, says Mårten Sjölin, PostNord’s environmental director.

This year’s IPC ranking shows that more and more postal operators have actively worked on environmental issues, as several of them have improved their results in the assessment.

“The battle for top positions in the ranking is getting harder and that’s good. It is positive that more and more companies improve their environmental work,” says Mårten Sjölin.

PostNord has a long-term goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent by 2020, something that’s also acknowledged by IPC.