Climate Action Leader
2021 AWARD FINALIST
Sponsored by EECA
NZ Post plays a crucial role in domestic and international supply chains. It has set a clear strategy to reduce and offset emissions. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32% by 2030 compared to 2018.
To agree on goals and strategy, it engaged with staff and contractors across the business from the frontline to the CEO and Board. It set up and invested in a dedicated decarbonisation fund to accelerate low carbon activities. NZ Post has chosen to invest in continual carbon reduction through to 2030. Since 2018 the fund value has been between $1.3-1.7 million per annum. It is forecast to increase to more than $2.3 million per annum as benchmark carbon prices increase.
NZ Post has developed a low carbon roadmap to guide its work. Over the next three years it plans to have all of its 900+ vehicles electric, reduce emissions from contractor vans by 25% and pilot low emission heavy truck solutions.