We generate positive environmental impacts
We want to do our share in the fight against climate change and reinforce our positive environmental impact. To do so, we focus specifically on promoting environment-friendly transport solutions and supporting sustainable mobility.
Efforts to mitigate climate change by reducing emissions play a key part in our operations. Our goal is to achieve carbon neutrality in parcel services and own operations by 2030. In 2020, we carried out our first extensive emission accounting. The findings will be utilized for establishing the objectives for emission reductions.
Promotion of environment-friendly transport solutions
Transportation plays a key role in our efforts to reduce emissions. As part of our ‘Matkahuolto Carbon-Neutral by 2030’ roadmap, we launched a more detailed analysis of the ways in which emissions can be decreased. The first detailed plans and goals will be announced during 2021.
We are developing low-emission and carbon-neutral transport solutions. With regard to our in-house transport fleet, we are exploring electric options and the possibilities for using biofuels, among other things. At the same time, we will take steps to optimise the routes and utilisation capacity rates and combine deliveries.
We are also taking a range of actions to reduce emissions from our suppliers' transport operations while exploring the potential for closer cooperation in an attempt to improve sustainability in transportation.
SDG 13.1: Carbon-neutral transports by 2030
Short-term goals to be announced in due course
Resource efficiency in other activities
We will improve resource efficiency in operations. We want to promote the circular economy by reducing and optimising materials consumption and re-using and recycling materials.
In in-house operations, we will focus on waste sorting and recycling by providing training for employees as well as take other steps to this end. To reduce the volume of wastes, we are also paying close attention to the amount and choice of our own packaging materials. We wish to increase the use of sustainable packaging solutions together with consumers and online store customers.
We will improve energy efficiency across our operations. Where possible, 100% of all electricity used at our own sites is generated using renewable energy.
SDG 13.1: Carbon-neutrality in select in-house operations by 2030
Support for sustainable lifestyles
Our goal is to increase general awareness of sustainable mobility by informing consumers about the benefits of public transport.
We focus on marketing sustainable transport services to encourage people to travel by bus. As this mode of travel reduces private car use and emissions, it offers a more environment-friendly option.
Aside from sustainable mobility, we wish to increase awareness of sustainable packaging solutions. For example, we focus on communicating on RePack, which we took into our selection in 2020. RePack is a reusable and returnable packaging.
SDG 4.7: Increased awareness of sustainable lifestyles, particularly sustainable mobility