Together towards green future


Circular economy

Posti has promised to transport fossil-free by 2030 at the latest. Reducing logistics emissions and ultimately achieving completely fossil-free transport are important steps on the path to more sustainable consumption. However, the most significant emissions typically arise from the manufacturing of products.

For example, according to a study produced by Gaia for Posti in 2019, 83% of the lifecycle emissions of a T-shirt arise from raw material production and the manufacture of the garment, with delivery and sales representing 4%, transport from the shop or eCommerce pickup point to the customer’s home representing 10% and aftercare of the garment representing the remaining 3%. With this in mind, we want to make it easier, more attractive and more financially feasible to reuse goods.

One concrete measure to promote this goal is Posti’s Circular Economy Venture, which was launched in the fall of 2023. It aims to support companies in their circular economy businesses and help them seize the business opportunities hidden in the circular economy.

In practice, Posti’s goal is to help companies sell second-hand products either alongside new products or as a separate business. If all of this can be made easier, more and more companies will be able to add second-hand products to their selection and consumers will have better opportunities to decide between buying new and second-hand products.

We have also sought to highlight themes related to circular economy and business for our business customers through communications and training. In September, the Sustainable Business Summit virtual event and an in-person event for CEO-level decision makers highlighted sustainable consumption themes by featuring international-level speakers – including Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, and a champion of sustainable business – and the Sustainable Business 2023 study, which was published at the event. The Secondhand September theme month also helped to highlight the issue.


Biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse were ranked third among global risks at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in January 2024. Businesses play a significant role in halting biodiversity loss and motivation to take action, as biodiversity is the foundation for societies, human well-being and all business activities and the economy.

Climate change mitigation supports the mitigation of biodiversity loss. In the transport sector, significant biodiversity impacts are generated through emissions. As a large company, it is vital for Posti to also understand its other impacts on biodiversity. In 2022,
Posti used geospatial modeling to survey the operating locations owned or leased by Posti in Finland in relation to areas that are significant in terms of biodiversity. According to the modeling results, Posti does not have any properties of its own that are located within an area with sensitive biodiversity (nature conservation program, nature conservation and wilderness areas or Natura 2000 areas).

Cooperation is crucial for the prevention of biodiversity loss. In the fall of 2023, Posti joined forces with Service Sector Employers Palta and other service industry companies to start drawing up a biodiversity roadmap for service industry players. The aim is to increase understanding of the significance of biodiversity loss in service industries and opportunities to promote biodiversity. The roadmap will be published in spring 2024.

In 2023, Posti started a three-year cooperation with WWF Finland. The aim of the partnership is to improve awareness among corporate decision makers, for example, on practical ways for companies to prevent biodiversity loss and support WWF’s efforts to promote biodiversity.