Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved Posti’s net zero emission goal – a clean vehicle roadmap that extends to 2030.
According to the plan, over the next eight years Posti will acquire up to 1,000 light electric vehicles, several hundred delivery trucks that use electricity and biogas, and hundreds of biogas-, electricity- and hydrogen-powered heavy trucks. The final purchase quantities and the choice between different vehicle types will be affected by the development of fleet technology.
The emission target, which now extends to 2030, has been changed into a financially feasible plan to help the company move to a clean transportation fleet. Posti says it already has Finland’s largest heavy biogas fleet, and more than 100 electric vans have been purchased in 2022 alone.
Turkka Kuusisto, CEO of Posti, said, “Responsibility is a choice. Through SBTi, we are committed to climate goals based on the best scientific information. Now, for the first time, we have an economically viable vehicle roadmap that extends all the way to 2030, and know what kind of equipment we will use to fulfill our promise to transport fossil-free by 2030.”
Noomi Jägerhorn, director of sustainability at Posti, added, “According to SBTi, it is extremely important that companies at least halve their emissions by the end of this decade and reach net zero by 2050. Posti is already committed to net zero by 2040, and the roadmap announced now is an important tool on this path.”