Wednesday February 08, 2023
16-12-22

PostNL scores high for sustainability

PostNL cargo bike
PostNL cargo bike

PostNL has again been ranked as one of the top three most sustainable companies in the transport and logistics sector worldwide.

S&P Global recently announced that PostNL ranks third in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). PostNL has been in the top 10 most sustainable companies in its sector for several years.

Across all categories assessed (Economic, Environmental and Social), PostNL showed a higher score than last year. Moreover, this year PostNL has also been included in both the World Index and the European Index.

Herna Verhagen, CEO PostNL: “I’m proud of this high ranking in the DJSI. We consider our social responsibility for people and the environment in the sustainability arena to be important, and we take it very seriously. This independent assessment shows that we’re making the right steps towards a more sustainable organisation and logistics chain.”

Environmental sector leader

Through measures such as driving more clean kilometres by switching to electric vehicles, using renewable fuels, designing more efficient routes, removing air from packaging, and using innovative methods of transport like light electric freight vehicles, PostNL is successfully working on a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

In the Environmental category, PostNL scores ahead of its competitors and is even the highest within its sector. In 2021, PostNL produced 18% less carbon dioxide per kilometre than in 2020, and the company transported 25% less empty space. This contributes to PostNL’s ambition to deliver all parcels and letters in the Benelux region emissions-free in the last mile by 2030 at the latest.

Societal role

PostNL aims to be a company that people want to work for and with, one that’s at the very heart of society. There’s a focus on diversity and inclusion – for example, by using the Diversity Index to gain insights into the extent to which colleagues feel accepted and are given equal opportunities.

PostNL therefore made progress in the Social category, and the company scored higher this year than last. By supporting organisations with a social purpose – such as the Nationale Coalitie tegen Eenzaamheid, the Nationaal Ouderenfonds and the Stichting Jarige Job – PostNL offers a helping hand to people who need extra support to participate in society. These and other initiatives are now part of the Special Moments Fund.

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