Itella signs up to the energy efficiency agreement for goods transportation and logistics


Itella Corporation has signed the energy efficiency agreement for the goods transportation and logistics sector for 2008–2016. The goal of the agreement is to improve energy efficiency in the sector by nine per cent by 2016.

In accordance with the agreement, Itella undertakes to improve energy efficiency on a continuous basis as concerns both transportation and the related premises. Energy efficiency will be taken into account in planning and acquisitions. In addition, energy efficient technologies and practices that enhance energy efficiency will be introduced.

With the agreement, Itella also requires that its transportation subcontractors join the energy efficiency agreement and report their energy consumption. Itella encourages its transportation subcontractors to adopt quality and environmental systems. Itella already evaluates emission rates of vehicles when selecting partners.

- Itella has already been operating in the spirit of the agreement for a long time. We made an earlier commitment to reduce our CO2 emissions by 10 per cent by 2012. Environmental affairs are a central part of our corporate responsibility. We will make a determined effort to reduce the environmental impact of our distribution and sorting processes and develop new electronic business operations. At the same time, we answer the ecological expectations of our customers and other interest groups, thus ensuring the continuity of our business operations in the long term, points out Jukka Alho, Itella’s President and CEO.

- In Finland, half of our vehicle emissions are caused by the vehicles of our transportation subcontractors. Through the agreement, we also aim to improve the energy efficiency of our subcontractors, adds Jarmo Halonen, Country Manager, Itella Logistics Finland.

The energy efficiency agreement for goods transportation and logistics is an answer to international commitments in the fight against climate change. The agreement is voluntary for enterprises and is based on the saving targets set by the EU for the sectors not belonging to the EU emissions trading scheme.

More information on Itella’s environmental goals and measures is available at Itella's website.

More information on the energy efficiency agreement is available at

More information for the media will be provided by:
Hanna Kaustia, Development Manager, Itella Corporation, tel. +358 20 45 21276, e-mail

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Itella Group provides solutions for managing information and material flows. Itella operates in mail communication, information logistics and logistics. The Group, with operations in the Nordic Countries, the Baltics, Germany, Poland and Russia, employing some 30,000 staff, reported a turnover of EUR 1,688 million in 2007. The Group’s corporate services are delivered under the Itella brand, while the Post brand is used for services targeted at Finnish consumers. More information on the Group is available at