The international e-commerce and delivery company has focused on sustainability since it was founded in 2012, and says it has spent the past three years making its supply chain operations more sustainable. Asendia delivers to more than 200 countries and territories and is now carbon neutral in all of them.
Asendia is a global leader in e-commerce, delivering packages, parcels and mail. The company employs over 1,500 people in 17 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the USA. One of Asendia's founding companies, La Poste, was the first delivery operator globally to reach carbon neutrality in 2012 for mail, parcel, express and digital services.
How delivery firm Asendia became carbon neutral
Previously in 2020, the joint venture managed to offset emissions on international transport within Europe, as well as from Europe to other continents. Total offset was 50,990 tCO2e. In 2021, it announced plans to offset emissions on international transport worldwide, which it achieved this year.
Asendia said it managed to offset all international transport emissions while including "those by our delivery partners, parcel returns, our building emissions, machinery, and necessary business travel".
Internally, Ascendia also moved to further support their sustainability campaign, with Chief HR Officer Barbara Schielke appointed head of the joint venture's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.
"Our world is becoming more connected than ever, and international delivery is a big part of that connection," Schielke said. "As one of the largest global logistic providers, we at Asendia know that protecting our planet comes first."
"From January 2022, we are taking a big step forward by offsetting 100% of all carbon emissions. We are excited to lead the way in our industry and will continue to find sustainable solutions for our clients in the future."
Asendia CEO Marc Pontet says "our sustainable commitment continues in the footsteps of our founding companies – La Poste and Swiss Post.
"Asendia is proudly following our heritage with sustainability as our core focus. Creating a dedicated role within the board was a natural step to our ongoing commitment."