How we reduce our environmental impact

PostNord is filling up vehicles and optimizing routes. Constantly striving to ensure that vehicles are filled to capacity and taking the most intelligent routes possible to cut the costs and reduce the environmental impact of each shipment.

PostNord’s Integrated Production Model increases the potential for improving the capacity utilization of its vehicles.

More transportation by rail and less by air

Approximately 65% of mail volumes in Sweden are transported by rail between sorting terminals. In Norway, the majority of parcel and pallet volumes are transported by rail. PostNord Sweden’s mail terminals in Hallsberg and Rosersberg are located near the main line, with sidings going right into the buildings. In 2012, a partnership was established with the Group's air services partner. As a result, new radio equipment and training in eco-flying are cutting overall carbon dioxide emissions by 2,400 tonnes.

Biofuel

In 2015, approximately 13% of the fuel used in the Group’s road transportation was from biogenic sources, including HVO, low-admixture FAME and ethanol. In Sweden, where several fuel suppliers offer a high admixture in their diesel, the biogenic component amounts to around 18%.

We are installing solar panels and making the business more energy-efficient

The Rosersberg Mail Terminal, certified in 2015 under the Green Building scheme, has roof-mounted solar panels that supply roughly 4% of the terminal’s annual electricity requirements. During the year, PostNord Sweden ran an energy savings competition in a number of units. On average, participating units reduced their energy consumption by 19%.

Electric vehicles account for 27% of the vehicle fleet

The electric fleet consists of 50 electric cars, two vans and a large number of small electric vehicles such as club cars, electric mopeds and electric bicycles.

Fuel-efficient driving

During 2015, PostNord Denmark’s best eco-drivers provided training to their colleagues. To date, approximately 1,400 out of a total of 2,100 drivers have received training. Customers have also been offered the chance to take part in events focusing on eco-driving. With training in eco-driving, fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 20%.

Last updated: 3/18/2016 1:34 PM