Carbon management is now at the heart of tackling climate change and has rapidly become a central part of the global business environment. Understanding wider carbon impacts will result in a more sustainable approach to business.
Swiss Post Solutions aims to reduce its carbon output resulting directly and where possible indirectly from our activities.
Focus areas for carbon reduction in our business are those where we exercise full control over all aspects of the operation.
Vehicle and travel carbon emissions
Measures are in place to monitor and reduce emissions resulting from both operational transportation and business travel requirements. Drivers are made aware of smarter driving techniques, efficient route and load management and alternative methods where applicable. Our fleet is under continual review to ensure modern, fuel efficient vehicles of an appropriate size are used.
Travel is frequently avoided by our business travellers who use video and teleconferencing methods. Public transport is the preferred option for face to face meetings and site visits.
Building energy usage
A 3.5%/FTE/Annum carbon reduction target is set to be met through a programme of review and refurbishment of our existing building stock. Consolidation of buildings, energy reduction measures and the installation of new equipment are all aimed at achieving this target. Employees are engaged in the process and encouraged to identify energy saving measures and switch off lights and equipment whenever possible.