Sustainability at Posti


Posti is a company that is almost 400 years old, and sustainability has always been part of our DNA. For example, we have been working for the environment for a long time: we started electric cars in the 80s and started our first environmental program in the late 90s. 

Today, sustainability is a key part of our strategy, our values, and the purpose: responsibly delivering what matters to you – on your terms. To continue to transport things sustainably also in the future, we need to operate without emissions and ensure that people are feeling well. That is why the two cornerstones of our recent sustainability program are the environment and the people. 

We are committed to reducing our own emissions to zero and transporting fossil-free by 2030. The Science Based Targets initiative has approved Posti's goals. Our own emissions are, indeed, declining: last year they fell 10 percent year over year, in 2020 14 percent. In total there’s been 60 percent drop since 2011.   

Our goal is zero-emission logistics, and we already transport, for example, more than 10 million packages a year completely fossil-free. Last year we drove 12,6 million kilometers fossil-free by electricity and renewables. We reach about 40 percent of households with electricity in postal services. In heavy traffic, we have the largest fleet of trucks using biogas in Finland, 19 of them. All the electricity we use is renewable.   

We are investing even more in electricity: we renewed the parcel home in Helsinki, which is now done entirely with e-vans. Shortly, the renewed service will also expand elsewhere. At the end of 2021 we had circa 100 e-vans and we plan to, at least, double the amount by the end of 2022. Mid-November, we announced our first heavy-weight electronic truck; at the time, there were only five others registered in Finland.   

Our sustainability work is among the best globally: EcoVadis, the world's leading corporate sustainability assessment organization, ranked Posti at the highest possible platinum level in 2021. In October 2021, we were awarded the winner in the carbon reduction category of the World Sustainability Awards 2021. 

March 2022, Finnish consumers chose Posti as the most sustainable parcel and logistics brand on the Sustainable Brand Index study.