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Continue to transport goods, of course, but by burning fewer fossil fuels to lower greenhouse gas emissions!

 

A few figures to identify the challenges that lay ahead:

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA)

  • global energy consumption is expected to increase by around 60% by 2030
  • 85% of the energy consumed will be fossil fuel-based (coal, gas and oil)
  • over half of the world’s oil production is used for transportation
  • 97% of the energy consumed in the transport sector is oil-based and 25 to 30% of all GHG emissions are generated by transport.

Lowering CO2 emissions is naturally one of the top priorities included in GeoPost Group’s agenda.

We make a daily commitment to protect the environment.

A threefold commitment

Managing Carbon
The most important environmental stake is the measurement and the reduction of our carbon emissions in transport and in our premises. Consequently, GeoPost is working with the industry to develop a coherent carbon industry standard. We are improving our internal carbon reporting to better measure the impact of the numerous carbon reduction initiatives.

Making our offer ever more responsible
We carefully listen and analyse our customers’ Sustainable Development requirements. We committed ourselves to progressively integrate environmental, social and community criteria into our offers.

Optimising resources usage
As a business our carbon footprint is correlated with our use of the natural resources. We want to achieve the best possible utilisation of resources by re-using them wherever possible through waste management, recycling policies, compliance to environmental standards.

A few examples :

New UK degradable delivery bags offer environmental savings

25 June 2009

As part of its continuous focus on cost saving and also its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment, DPD UK and Interlink Express will now use degradable express delivery bags.

The new bags degrade in 2-3 years, instead of 250 years for the previous version. This is a great achievement because the british subsidiaries sell 14 million bags a year.

The bags are of equal high quality to the previous bag and were sourced from a UK-based manufacturer, who also has manufacturing facilities in China.

Use of this new bag represents another first in the UK market for DPD and Interlink Express, no other carrier is offering this environmental benefit – so it is another differentiator and proof of the UK BUs’ commitment to sustainable development.

Exapaq: 3,800 SM of photovoltaic panels (June 2011)

The revival of Muy site is also about eco-friendly electricity

A year ago, Exapaq’s depot at Muy suffered significant damage from the flood of Nartuby after a downpour fell on the region of Draguignan.


A bright idea has been the starting point to continue and recover from such a disaster!
With the support of the owners of the depot at Muy, all the buildings in the area are now equipped with photovoltaic cell, 3800 m2 carried by Exapaq building. The total surface area is 14,000 m2.

This is a power generation of 1.5 Mega Watt, part of which will cover 20% of consumption in the city of Muy, 2,000 inhabitants.

Let us hope that this investment will increase even more the reputation of EXAPAQ through the Var district!

In March 2010, DPD Belgium and DPD Luxemburg make a feedback on one year of renewable electricity

The 2010 Sustainable Development Week at GeoPost was an event focused on raising awareness and sharing progress

Chronopost portugal implements new electrical circuits