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We aim to become the international reference in sustainable delivery by placing actions to mitigate climate change at the heart of our operations and growth. These actions are decarbonisation, monitoring air quality, and encouraging circular economy. Pursuing innovation and investments in our alternative pick-up and delivery fleet, deploying urban depots to reduce distances, multiplying charging points, partnering with city authorities to monitor air quality in cities across Europe, and maximizing reuse, refurbishment and recycling are concrete measures we are committed to amplify.  

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Pioneering carbon reduction initiatives

carbon neutral commitment

 Growing our low-emission fleet

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Switching to renewable energy

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Monitoring air quality in cities across Europe

From carbon neutral since 2012 to net zero emissions target in 2040

Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2040

Achieving net-zero emissions by 2040

Geopost’s 2040 net-zero pathway endorsed by the Science Based Targets initiative​

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Geopost’s 2040 net-zero pathway endorsed by the Science Based Targets initiative​

Geopost is the first global parcel delivery company to have both its near and long-term CO2 emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Renewing our ambition in low-emission delivery

If we can do more, we should

In 2021, we set an ambition to have low-emission vehicles operating in 350 cities by 2025. This had already been achieved in 52 cities at the end of 2021, which represents almost 25% of our initial target. By 2025, we aim to have 15,000 alternative vehicles in our fleet, 250 urban depots operational, and a network of 70,000 parcel Pickup shops and 30,000 parcel lockers. This will ensure that 90% of the population in Europe is less than 10 minutes from a Pickup location.

If we can do more, we should

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In 2021, we set an ambition to have low-emission vehicles operating in 350 cities by 2025. This had already been achieved in 52 cities at the end of 2021, which represents almost 25% of our initial target. By 2025, we aim to have 15,000 alternative vehicles in our fleet, 250 urban depots operational, and a network of 70,000 parcel Pickup shops and 30,000 parcel lockers. This will ensure that 90% of the population in Europe is less than 10 minutes from a Pickup location.

Investing in faster change

Deploying more sustainable delivery options at speed

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Deploying more sustainable delivery options at speed

Our sector is recognised as one of the most difficult to decarbonise, and it requires extensive investment. That’s why we established our Carbon Fund to help our Business Units fast-track their carbon reduction initiatives. In 2021, the Fund invested over €920,000 in 21 projects across 18 Business Units. 412 tCO2e has been saved through a wide range of decarbonisation initiatives ranging from transitioning to LED lighting to installing vehicle charging points. This funding is in addition to all planned capital investment for sustainable solutions across the group and enables individual Business Units to accelerate their progress.

Bologna leads the way in bringing low-emissions deliveries to Italy

BRT accelerates its commitment to sustainability

In February 2021, BRT’s transformation towards more sustainable delivery began.

The rollout began in Bologna with the opening of a new smart urban depot and two new cargo e-bikes operating in the city’s historical centre. In less than a year the city’s low-emission fleet had grown from five to 57 vehicles. Thirty four charging points had been installed in three separate city depots. Today, BRT delivers every parcel in the city of Bologna using low-emission vehicles and there are more than 30 pick-up and drop-off points located citywide. By 2025, BRT aims to cut emissions per parcel by 27% compared to the 2020 figure and to serve 28 cities in Italy with low-emission vehicles.

BRT accelerates its commitment to sustainability

Bologna leads the way Bologna leads the way

In February 2021, BRT’s transformation towards more sustainable delivery began.

The rollout began in Bologna with the opening of a new smart urban depot and two new cargo e-bikes operating in the city’s historical centre. In less than a year the city’s low-emission fleet had grown from five to 57 vehicles. Thirty four charging points had been installed in three separate city depots. Today, BRT delivers every parcel in the city of Bologna using low-emission vehicles and there are more than 30 pick-up and drop-off points located citywide. By 2025, BRT aims to cut emissions per parcel by 27% compared to the 2020 figure and to serve 28 cities in Italy with low-emission vehicles.

A breath of fresh air

Sharing data to drive better air quality decisions

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Sharing data to drive better air quality decisions

It is an undeniable fact that the parcel delivery sector contributes to air pollution. As one of the many steps we take to minimise our contribution to this global problem, we launched an Air Quality Monitoring Programme in 2019, to help shine a light on air quality in key cities across Europe. As of today, the programme was live in 28 European cities.

Working in partnership with Pollutrack, we fit our vehicles and Pickup points with sensors to measure the presence of harmful particulate matter (PM 2.5) in the air in real time. The data gathered maps pollution hotspots in real time and is accessible to the public.

This useful data empowers city authorities to make informed decisions to help mitigate the issues. Traffic planning and urban developments can be assessed with air quality in mind. And citizens, especially those with breathing difficulties like asthma, can access the data to make better decisions for their own health.

What is a smart city?

Importantly, what makes it more sustainable?

Business logistics and transportation are the arteries that keep cities alive. A smart city is one that uses innovation and technology to deliver greater efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and improve quality of life, while also ensuring people’s needs are met. All the smart urban delivery initiatives we are rolling out across Europe do exactly that. Growing our last mile, low-emission fleet reduces emissions in urban centres. Establishing urban depots reduces heavy vehicle traffic in cities. Employing alternative energy sources reduces the emissions in our buildings and depots.

Deploying more Pickup parcel shops and lockers reduces the need to redeliver parcels when the consignee isn’t there to receive them. All these benefits are achieved while increasing our ability to deliver parcels more efficiently. Put our smart urban delivery solutions to work for your business.

Importantly, what makes it more sustainable?

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Business logistics and transportation are the arteries that keep cities alive. A smart city is one that uses innovation and technology to deliver greater efficiencies, reduce carbon emissions and improve quality of life, while also ensuring people’s needs are met. All the smart urban delivery initiatives we are rolling out across Europe do exactly that. Growing our last mile, low-emission fleet reduces emissions in urban centres. Establishing urban depots reduces heavy vehicle traffic in cities. Employing alternative energy sources reduces the emissions in our buildings and depots.

Deploying more Pickup parcel shops and lockers reduces the need to redeliver parcels when the consignee isn’t there to receive them. All these benefits are achieved while increasing our ability to deliver parcels more efficiently. Put our smart urban delivery solutions to work for your business.