Australia Post offsets emissions from 108 million parcel deliveries
Australia Post has announced that, through its Post Office Network and MyPost Business platform, and working in partnership with Qantas Future Planet, it has offset more than 200,000 tonnes of emissions since October 2019.
In a statement issued ahead of World Environment Day on Saturday (5 June), Australia Post Executive General Manager Community & Consumer Nicole Sheffield said: “This significant offset of 108 million parcel deliveries and more than 200,000 tonnes of emissions has occurred during a period of incredible growth in eCommerce with the help of Qantas Future Planet.
“Australia Post invests in a mix of carbon offset programs both domestically and overseas and the programs we fund, such as Indigenous Fire Management in Arnhem Land and Native Forest Regeneration in NSW, align with our strategic priorities, as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals we impact most directly through our operations.
“We know every delivery has a carbon footprint and offsets are only part of the solution, that’s why we’re committed to reducing our emissions while growing our business through energy efficiency upgrades in our facilities, network improvements, adoption of low carbon technology, and increasing our use of renewable energy.”
Andrew Parker, Qantas Group Executive for Government, Industry, International and Sustainability, added: “We are proud to be partnering with Australia Post through the Qantas Future Planet program on high-quality carbon offsets that deliver immediate environmental impact and are key in financing projects which create Indigenous employment opportunities, deliver clean energy and restore native Australian landscapes.”