Every single day, Spring and its partners cover thousands of kilometres across the globe moving your deliveries and returns by road and by air.
For the time being, it’s simply not possible to ship your deliveries without generating CO2 emissions.
However, Spring is determined to play its part in tackling the issue and has chosen World Earth Day to launch a new initiative – Spring Green – to neutralise the impact which international shipments have on the environment.
Why Spring Green?
Everyone at Spring understands that we are facing a challenge.
As a successful logistics business, we know that what we do contributes to the production of the greenhouse gases.
Being part of PostNL, our determination to find solutions and being a responsible company is part of our inheritance.
According to the Dow Jones Sustainability index, PostNL achieved the highest score within the sector on the environmental dimension. It has been in the top 10 sustainable companies in its sector for several years now. PostNL aims to be emissions free on final mile delivery by 2030.
We are aware that it’s not just ourselves but also our customers and consumers who are concerned about the environment.
According to the IPC Cross Border E-Commerce Survey 2020 69% of online shoppers would be inclined to order from a shop if they knew that it was committed to sustainable delivery and packaging.
What is Spring Green?
Our aim with Spring Green is to offset the emissions created by our services.
We will calculate the likely emissions for every shipment based on its weight and destination, and mitigate their environmental impact using carbon credits which we have procured.
To ensure that the process is rigorous, those calculations will be independently verified.
The credits are used to support two projects in particular: a wind farm project of the production on green energy in Turkey and a reforestation initiative in Peru for CO2 absorption.
Offsetting our emissions is the first step of many steps to come, with our final objective in mind: a carbon free supply chain.
How will Spring Green benefit our customers?
On top of a reliable service, Spring Green enables our customers to underline their own sustainability credentials.
Furthermore, other logistic providers may insist on charging to participate in projects to balance carbon emissions. We are so committed to building a sustainable supply chain that we are making this considerable investment ourselves without any cost to our customers.
With Spring Green we don’t stop at offsetting CO2 emissions. We will continue to work on a more sustainable supply chain, with more projects to come in the near future. Benefiting our customer, the consumer and our environment.
Post and Parcel reports on how Spring has “underlined its environmental credentials” with the launch of an initiative to make all of its shipments carbon neutral.
To find out more about how we can help bolster your environmental programmes or how Spring Green can help you keep your customers happy, get in touch with your local Spring sales team.
After all, we are Spring. We listen, we inspire and we deliver.