Our environment

Our environment is important to us – and we are committed to providing sustainable solutions for our customers and communities

For governments, businesses and communities alike, the pandemic has led to a renewed sense of urgency around the impacts of climate change.

Across the Group, we aim to decarbonise our operations through the use of alternative fuel vehicles and renewable energy solutions, whilst we strive for continued efficiencies.

In the UK specifically, we have set a net zero carbon target which aligns with the ambition agreed during the 2015 Paris Agreement of limiting warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

Some of our key undertakings over the past year are as follows:

  • Rolled out an all-electric vehicle fleet at our Bristol delivery office
  • Over the last year, telemetry has helped us save approximately 565,000 litres of diesel, equating to 1,440 tonnes of CO2e across our delivery and collection vehicles
  • By reusing cardboard at some of our Royal Mail International sites, we have saved over 3,000 trees, 2 million kWh of energy and 18 million litres of water.

Fran Fay, Head of Corporate Responsibility, said: ‘We are committed to providing sustainable solutions for our customers and communities as we deliver against our own environmental ambitions.

‘We have set a net zero ambition for the business and are working hard to deliver the roadmap we need to deliver.

'Every person within the business has a role to play in supporting our environmental ambitions, and I look forward to sharing more information throughout the year.’

Click here to read more about our net zero ambitions and environmental performance in our annual corporate responsibility report, which was published on Tuesday 21 June.

25 Jun 2021