Our journey towards sustainability
Sustainability is what links our business together. Because running a business is about thinking ahead and setting the right direction. We as a CSR-focused company choose to respect the environment, use resources mindfully, and have a positive impact on society.
Our sustainability strategy
We know that our planet is starting to give us a taste of the way we’ve been treating it. And that’s why we consider it extremely important to face the future with respect, and it is the reason behind our efforts to find green ways.
Electric cars, electric vans, and even an electric bike. We focus on lowering the carbon footprint and coming up with ways of parcel delivery that are the most environmentally friendly. An example of that are our efforts to become pioneers of hydrogen use in logistics. Not only because parcel delivery is one of the most promising opportunities for hydrogen mobility, but also because using hydrogen is the fastest way of lowering the carbon footprint. And because we are truly serious about hydrogen use, we became a HYTEP member.
Hydrogen-powered cars are very gentle to the environment—they only produce oxygen and water. We also see the benefits of their technical parameters—such cars can travel longer distances than electric cars and pumping hydrogen is just as fast as pumping gas. It avoids the struggle of waiting for the battery to charge that occurs with electric cars.
Alternative energy sources
Solar panels have been first implemented into our operations a long time ago. When choosing the provider of our self-service pick-up points (Z-BOXes), the most important criterion was a solution that would be ecological and sustainable. So today, there are more than 2 500 Z-BOXes in the Czech Republic that are fully powered by solar panels and do not need to be plugged in.
And, we are slowly but surely making our depots self-sufficient as well—we are installing photovoltaic panels on the roofs to power building operations and fuel charging stations for electric cars. As a bonus, we also installed solar panels on the roof of our Prague headqurters to help with powering building operations there as well.
As a company with more than 2 000 employees, 50 depots, 6 entities, and millions of parcels delivered; we are utterly aware of the amount of waste produced. That is why we try to reuse as much material as we can and recycle conscientiously.
In all our workplaces—depots, or offices—we apply waste management in order to reuse materials and lower the expenses of waste removal. We educate our employees about recycling and buy equipment that helps eliminate single-use plastics. Besides that, we test out alternative packaging materials, such as biodegradable film.
Work safety and health protection
Sustainability is about more than just being “eco-friendly” or “green”, it is about maintaining a healthy workspace and employees because employees are what it comes to in the end. Health goes hand in hand with psychological and physical well-being, and that’s why we are very particular about providing a comfortable workspace for our employees. Ergonomic chairs and safety courses are the foundation, and internal safety- and prevention audits are a must-have that together with optimization suggestions improve the working conditions for all our employees.
Because CSR represents the pillars of a well-functioning and sustainable company, we take it for granted to deliver not only parcels but also happiness and support to those facing various life challenges.
Being environmentally conscious is fundamental for us. Sustainability is a topic that really resonates with people in our company, and with entire companies across various industries.