For the first year, bpost offers CO2 Neutral deliveries to all its clients for different corporate products: Direct Mails (DM) and Admin Mails. The calculation of the emissions related to these type of deliveries takes into account the full carbon footprint of bpost and has been executed by CO2logic.
Bpost offsets the GHG emissions of these products by supporting the Gold Standard project Safe Water Suppply in Rwanda, that provides drinkable water to local population by rehabilitating and maintaining water boreholes. Bpost’s impact corresponds to 3 wells that provide safe water to almost 5.000 people during 1 year. It also avoids the deforestation of 50 ha of forest. Indeed, in the absence of the project, the communities would need to cut the trees to use the wood to boil the water before drinking it.
bpost has also an ambitious GHG emission reduction target, validated by the Science based Targets Initiative, to reduce Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 20 % by 2030 from a 2017 base-year. Bpost also commits to reduce absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions from Upstream Transportation and Distribution 20% by 2030 from a 2017 base-year.