SUSTAINABILITY. PLAYING OUR PART FOR THE PLANET AND ITS PEOPLE
As global e-commerce continues to grow it is important everyone involved increases their efforts to be more sustainable. As the world’s leading logistics company, we have a responsibility to also be a sustainability leader and set an example to the industry. Here are just some of the things we are doing today to make a positive impact on tomorrow.
Building a best-in-class sustainable fleet
Alongside our move to electric vehicles, we run our larger vehicles, wherever possible, on biofuels made from 100% renewable materials – and no fossil fuel. And, when technology allows, we’ll be the first to switch to electric vehicles heavy duty trucks and those with inbuilt solar panels. At the same time, we train our people to drive for maximum fuel efficiency, by reducing speeds, for example.
We put renewable production and energy reduction at the heart of our new facilities, and the updating of existing ones. This includes solar and wind generation, thermal roofs, air and ground source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting and water recycling. All buildings already have LED lighting and certified green electricity. And, as well as improving recycling, we’re pioneering the transformation of packaging waste into heat energy.
Smarter Route Planning
The more efficient our route planning, the lower the environmental impact of our network. More parcels per truck, per route, combined with fewer "not at home" deliveries and more fuel-efficient driving, all result in improved sustainability.
Our ambition is to eliminate what isn’t necessary and reuse what is. That means direct printing on packaging to remove the need for labels, self-adhesive boxes so we don’t need tape, and right-sized packaging so there’s no empty space. Alongside this, we encourage customers to choose reusable packing and wrapping, with as much made from bio-based materials as possible.