Spring offsets parcels’ carbon emissions

PostNL owned international mail and parcels operator Spring has launched a new carbon neutral shipping initiative.

The carbon emissions for every letter, packet and parcels carried by Spring will be offset with carbon credits.

Spring Europe’s MD Thijs Boel said that this effort is ‘clear evidence’ that the carrier wishes to be seen as more sustainable, adding that in years to come it will reduce its carbon footprint further.

“We are fully aware that it’s not yet possible to be a major logistics company with operations around the world and not generate CO2 emissions.

“However, what we’re trying to do is balance those emissions by supporting projects which make a positive difference to the environment.

“In that, we are determined to follow the example of our parent company, PostNL, which is genuinely regarded as one of the most sustainable logistics businesses.

“What we have embarked upon is a significant first step. It is, though, only the first step of a much longer journey which we will embark upon together with customers and suppliers in order to mitigate emissions without impacting upon the service which we provide.

“We know that they share our objective because they also fully understand just how important sustainable deliveries are to consumers.

“Having said that, we’re not passing on any cost involved to our customers. This is a simply a demonstration of our commitment to make a positive change.”

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