The UN's global sustainability goals
The UN's global sustainability goals have been analyzed to evaluate which ones we have greatest potential to influence. In PostNord’s view, the most relevant goals are:
Goal 5: Gender equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
People’s differences contribute to an attractive and dynamic workplace and improve our ability to meet, and maximize benefit from, the various needs of customers. As a major employer in the Nordic region, PostNord focuses closely on gender equality and diversity in its work.
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
To ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
PostNord’s environmental work is targeted at reducing energy consumption in transportation and buildings. The energy used will to the highest degree possible be generated from renewable sources.
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Promote, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Sound business ethics, social responsibility and active environmental work are central aspects of PostNord’s operations.
PostNord’s Code of Conduct states requirements for how the Group’s employees must act in the areas that are most important to sustainable business practices, given the nature of PostNord’s business. We focus actively on diversity and gender equality. More than 99 percent of our workforce is covered by collective agreements. We make demands and monitor the supply chain regarding, for example, health and safety, the environment, labor law, human rights and anti-corruption.
PostNord’s whistleblower procedure enables serious incidents or improper activities in the Company to be reported, including economic crime, serious forms of discrimination and harassment, and major breaches of environmental regulations and environmental pollution.
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Safe and fuel-efficient driving plays an important part in achieving both national and PostNord’s own goals for reducing accidents and environmental impact, and for improving health.
In PostNord’s transport system, routes are optimized and capacity utilization in the vehicles is kept as high as practicable. PostNord is also working towards an integrated production model, in which mail and parcel distribution is coordinated for optimal use of the transport capacity.
PostNord operates a large electric vehicle fleet, with most electric vehicles being deployed on the last mile, to reach the customer. This reduces climate impact, noise and PostNord’s emissions of substances harmful to human health, such as nitrous oxides and particles.
Goal 13: Climate action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
As one of the biggest logistics operators in the Nordic region, carbon dioxide emissions from own and purchased transport services represent the Group’s major environmental impact.
PostNord’s environmental work focuses on reducing energy consumption in transportation and properties. The energy used will to the highest degree possible be generated from renewable sources.
Focus areas to reduce climate impact are: Higher capacity utilization, fuel-efficient driving, a higher percentage of biofuel used, more electric vehicles, more rail transport, less air, energy-efficient buildings.