The Group’s environmental impacts are mainly related to greenhouse gas emissions. Posti has made a commitment to reduce its carbon-dioxide emissions by 30% by 2020, in relation to net sales (compared to 2007). This target and the related reporting system concern all business operations in all countries of operation.
Transport and emissions from vehicles represent over 80% of carbon-dioxide emissions in Finland. Fuel consumption and carbon-dioxide emissions are reduced by planning routes efficiently, combining deliveries and driving in an environmentally responsible manner. In 2013–2014, driving habit monitoring devices were installed in all 4,000 delivery and transport vehicles. The devices help to reduce fuel consumption and drive down carbon-dioxide emissions. What’s more, it will be possible to set and monitor regional targets for both consumption and emissions. This will also cut down vehicle costs. With the devices, the Group can also invest in the improvement of occupational safety.
The Group’s goal is also to cut electricity consumption by 2% and heat consumption by 3% annually until 2015. During the year, electricity consumption decreased by 6% and heat consumption by 4%.
In March, Posti will publish a corporate responsibility report for 2014 that includes more detailed information on environmental responsibility.