As Dr. Seuss once said, ‘It’s not easy being green’ but we’re trying our best to be.
We’re the largest same day courier and logistics company in the world’s fifth largest economy, with a fleet of vehicles that emit greenhouse gases (GHG) each day as they transport parcels through the dense urban jungle that is London to the more tranquil shores of Cornwall.
As a global leader in the final mile delivery space, it’s our responsibility to lead efforts to leave the environment in a better condition for future generations than we inherited ourselves. Improving air quality is a key focal point for our business, especially in metropolitan areas.
What are we doing about it?
Earlier this year we assembled a cross-departmental team to focus on all things green, ranging from the type of energies that power our service centres to adding more alternative fuel vehicles to our fleet. Our objectives are aggressive, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Importantly we aren’t doing this alone; we’re jointly developing solutions with policy makers, customers, academic experts, and others in the industry so the outcomes can benefit all.
This is the first in a series of posts that will highlight some of our green projects. They aren't meant to be self-aggrandizing - the hope is that these will spark discussion, inspire collaboration and ultimately yield positive change. Stay tuned for posts discussing our cargo bikes, urban logisitics and the benefits of hyrdrogen and electric vehicles.