Financial Times names PostNord one of Europe’s Climate Leaders
PostNord has been named one of Europe’s climate leaders by the Financial Times and Statista for the second year in a row. The accolade provides proof of the progress made so far – and PostNord has now further intensified its climate efforts.
The Financial Times and Statista have listed 500 European companies in their third edition of Europe’s Climate Leaders. 35 of these are based in Sweden, with four of them being state-owned.
PostNord leading the way
To reduce emissions and deal with the climate crisis, PostNord and the transport sector are undergoing a radical transformation. We want to lead the way by becoming fossil-free by 2030. The transition mainly concerns the vehicles that PostNord and our transport suppliers drive on Nordic roads. PostNord’s climate targets have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative
“I am proud of the fact that PostNord’s position as a climate leader has again been highlighted. But of course, we need to keep striving to further reduce our emissions. The focus is primarily on both our own vehicles and those of our transport suppliers. We outsource much of our heavy transport, so our suppliers are of crucial importance for PostNord’s green transition,” says Annemarie Gardshol, President and Group CEO of PostNord.
To succeed with this transition, we are implementing various measures via Green by PostNord, which is our Group-wide climate transition program. In this, we pursue the transformation via key areas such as electromobility, biofuels, green buildings and promoting a transition among transport suppliers.
As in previous years, the Financial Times and Statista examined the reduction in emissions intensity (emissions relative to turnover). The survey covered emissions from own business operations and energy use, i.e. scopes 1 and 2. A new aspect this year was that the survey also included criteria regarding commitments to reduce emissions, reporting of scope 3 emissions, and climate compensation measures. Commitments to reduce emissions relate to collaboration with the CDP and the Science Based Targets initiative.
About the survey
Statista compiled a list of several thousand European companies and invited them to submit their emissions and revenue data. In addition, publicly available data about approximately 2,000 European companies was reviewed.
The basic criteria for being eligible for the survey were: headquarters in one of 33 European countries; turnover of at least 40 million euros in 2021; independent reporting of emissions data; reporting of scope 1 and scope 2 emissions for the years 2016 and 2021; and, if applicable, a CDP rating of B− or better.
The entire list and more information about the survey methodology is available on the Financial Times website.