Collaboration for sustainable transport
PostNord participates in a two-year test of BioDME, a new fuel that has very little impact on the climate. Participating in the tests, which are being headed by Volvo Trucks with support from the EU and the Swedish Energy Agency, is a way for us to contribute to the development of sustainable fuels while evaluating alternative fuels for our own vehicle fleet.
PostNord supports the Global Compact and its ten principles. The Global Compact was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 1999 when Kofi Annan – then UN Secretary-General – urged the business community to join the initiative. The idea behind the initiative is to make companies aware of and encourage them to take active responsibility for ten internationally recognized principles in the areas of human rights, labor law, the environment and battling corruption.
Partner to Swedish non-profit Mentor organization since 2005 and general partner since 2010, to support young people through helpful relationships with adults in the business community.
During the year the international ISO 26000 standard for social responsibility was established. Via the Danish standardization committee, PostNord participated in preparing the standard for international negotiations. The group also participated in efforts to establish a certifiable Danish standard (DS2601) that is based on ISO 26000, as well as associated Danish guidelines, DS26004.
The Business Forum for Social Responsibility (VFSA)
VFSA is a forum for 15 representatives from the Danish business community, one of which is PostNord. The representatives are personally chosen by Denmark’s Minister of Labor and act as a council that meets four times annually. Combined, the companies represented in the council employ over 100,000 people.
VFSA actively works to identify new forms of cooperation for social responsibility, and strives to promote openness and integration in the workplace despite the existence of disabilities, a criminal past, a long period of sick leave or low level of education. Several joint projects have been started, including High:Five, a national initiative intended to create career or educational opportunities for young people who risk being marginalized due to a criminal record.
International Post Corporation, IPC
In connection with the December 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen, the IPC announced a climate commitment corresponding to a 20 % reduction in CO2 emissions by 2020. PostNord is one of 24 postal companies within the IPC that has joined this initiative.
PostNord also participates in PostEurop’s climate initiative, in which postal operators strive to reduce their collective CO2 emissions by 12 % between 2007 and 2012.
Council for sustainable business development
The Council for Sustainable Business Development was founded by Post Danmark and other companies including Grundfos, Arla Foods, Bang & Olufsen and Danisco. The council’s goal is to inspire Danish businesses to work towards sustainable development, contribute to an open debate, and share new and global experiences and tools.
Business area Logistics participates in the KNEG (climate-neutral road transports) collaboration. The project aims to demonstrate how the climate impact of road transports in Sweden can be reduced through various initiatives.
Partnership with Danish Energy Agency
Post Danmark has joined the Energy Agency’s climate campaign ”One Tonne Less”, which aims to get as many Danes as possible to join so that the effort will be important to everyone.
Other examples of partnerships and initiatives in Sweden in which we participate are CSR Sweden, the Swedish Association of Environmental Managers, and the Network for Transport and Environment (NTM).