Wednesday May 22, 2024

Geopost receives Gold ranking in EcoVadis sustainability assessment

International parcel delivery firm Geopost has received Gold status in EcoVadis’ Sustainability Rating 2023, representing the sixth year in a row the company has achieved the recognition level, as the group continues to work toward its net zero by 2040 goal.

EcoVadis Gold status is given to companies that act in a particular sustainable and socially responsible manner. With the rating, Geopost is among the top 4% of CEP and logistics companies surveyed with the best CSR performance.

EcoVadis is one of the world’s leading providers of independent business sustainability ratings. The rating covers a broad spectrum of areas of corporate governance, including environmental impact, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement.

Each participating company is rated on topics relevant to its size, location and industry. The methodology is based on international CSR standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and ISO 26000.

The 2023 ranking

Geopost has been evaluated annually by EcoVadis since 2014. Since 2017, EcoVadis has consistently rated Geopost’s sustainability performance with a gold rating. In the 2023 ranking, the firm improved by four points to 72 points compared to the previous year.

With its regular participation in the analysis, the company aims to create the greatest possible transparency – independent evaluation by a jury of experts provides customers with the best possible comparability and thus a clear overview of the parcel service provider’s CSR commitment, Geopost noted.

Sustainable delivery

In February 2023, Geopost became 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). By significantly reducing its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across scopes 1, 2 and 3 and with a first reduction step by 2030, Geopost will contribute to limiting global temperature rises to 1.5°C.

This landmark approval scientifically endorsed Geopost’s plan to reach net-zero by 2040 and strengthened the company on its path to be the international reference in sustainable delivery.

In June 2023, meanwhile, Geopost launched its Carbon Calculator. This digital tool is a service built for and with Geopost’s customers to support shippers’ carbon reduction strategies and enable customers to track, analyse, report and ultimately reduce carbon emissions over the long term.

Several local initiatives have also been launched in recent months across Europe by subsidiaries to push Geopost forward in its sustainability ambitions.

DPD Switzerland, DPD Czech Republic, Chronopost and DPD France are now all using e-trucks for specific localized distribution needs, while DPD UK is currently switching all diesel HGVs to renewable fuel.

Furthermore, Biocair has added 100% electric vans to its fleet of delivery and collection vehicles, SEUR and Repsol have entered into a sustainability agreement which includes the installation and operation of more than 150 recharging points for electric vehicles in Spain, and DPD Latvia has launched an air quality monitoring programme in Riga, among others.

SourceGeopost, EcoVadis

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