Ep 220: Reducing emissions in the postal sector


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Tom Day, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Financial Officer at the International Post Corporation (IPC), joins me to discuss reducing emissions in the postal sector:

  • Six key aims for SMMS
  • Recyclable packaging products sold by postal operators
  • Reusable packaging products
  • The impact of 2020 on posts’ emissions reduction strategies
  • Workload for letter delivery compared to parcel delivery
  • Strategies postal operators are using to reduce last mile emissions
  • Electric vehicles and the source of electricity (renewable vs fossil fuel)
  • Life cycle analysis and the goal of reducing or eliminating carbon emissions
  • Rooftop solar panels and powering the post’s processing cycle during the night
  • Return on investment for renewables
  • Savings that can be driven by building inspections and proper building maintenance
  • Monitoring partner emissions (e.g. subcontractor drivers and franchised post offices)
  • Suppliers reporting emissions - and customer expectations of posts to report emissions
  • Government and customer pressure to reduce last mile emissions
  • The urgency of reducing emissions (compared to far-off carbon reduction targets)

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