Letters, packets and parcels must cover considerable distances to reach their destinations and this inevitably generates carbon emissions and impacts the environment. Road transport and energy use in our own buildings are our largest carbon contributors.
On transport, we are always looking to improve our carbon efficiency, for example by optimising vehicle loads, and planning the shortest possible routes. We invest in energy-efficient technology and cleaner fuels, employing advanced Euro5 engine technology and soot filters in our delivery fleet, and we encourage clean and safe driving techniques.
We have concentrated our operations into fewer buildings and we closely monitor our energy usage and efficiency. Our investments in efficient modern equipment such as installing state-of-the-art sorting machines in our depots, also contribute to a measurable reduction in emissions. Our managers act as energy-efficiency ambassadors to encourage best practices in the workplace.
To broaden awareness of environmental issues, we offer our customers the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions that arise from the delivery of their mail.