Evri targets net zero emissions by 2035 in first ever ESG report

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Parcel delivery provider Evri (formerly Hermes) has published its first ever environmental, social and governance (ESG) report, with the aim of becoming the UK’s most sustainable delivery business.

The report covers key achievements and performance data, as well as the challenges and opportunities the business has faced this year as it strives to reach net zero in direct and indirect emissions by 2035.

Key initiatives detailed in the report include:

  • The use of 100% renewable energy in all Evri operations.
  • Ongoing investment in alternative bio-fuels and electric vehicles.
  • Creation of eco-solutions for major retail clients including zero emission final-mile delivery solutions.
  • Benefits for self-employed couriers which now include paid holiday, pensions and parental leave.
  • ESG bonus targets for the Evri senior team.
  • ESG training for every single employee and courier.

Fash Sawyerr, chief transformation officer at Evri said, “As a responsible carrier, we recognize our impact on the environment and we are pushing sustainability and ethics to the forefront of our operating model. We are committed to delivering a better future for the planet, including our people, our customers and retail partners, and wider communities.”

To read the full report, click here.

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