Also in 2015, the Austrian Post delivered all consignments climate neutrally within the country. This was recently confirmed by TÜV AUSTRIA, testing the calculations of CO2 emissions and their compensation.
Together with Federal Minister Andrä Rupprechter, Georg Pölzl, General Director Post, Peter Umundum, CEO Parcel & Logistics, and Thomas Auböck, Management Marketing & Sales Business Customers, presented certificates for the compensation of CO2-emissions to many large-scale customers of the Post at the Ministry of Environment last week. Whether the companies sent letters or parcels – the global climate balance is not charged.
About 50 companies personally took over the certificates at the event that took place for the fourth time. These included UNITO, Interspar, Merkur Warenhandel, A1, Brauunion Österreich, ÖAMTC, Regionalmedien Austria and the News publishing group. In total Post compensated for about 70,000 tonnes of CO2 for all of their customers, who can include this in their climate balance calculation.
In 2011 the Austrian Post launched the CO2-neutrally-delivered campaign, to gradually reduce the ecological footprint of the enterprise. The aim is to deplete the company’s own energy and fuel consumption, and to invest into clean energy. This way Post – supported by the Environmental Ministry’s klimaaktiv mobil-program – has invested more than EUR 9 million into e-mobility and is currently operating more than 1,100 electronic vehicles. By the end of this year it shall be 1,300 units.
The company’s photovoltaic systems in Vienna-Inzersdorf and Allhaming are producing about 1.4 million kilowatt hours of eco-electricity per year. This and other measures to increase efficiency helped the Post to reduce their CO2 emissions from about 100,000 tonnes to about 70,000 tonnes per year in the past six years. This makes about 365,000 tonnes of CO2 in total since 2011.