Canada Post to invest in reaching net zero
Canada Post announced key commitments to reduce its environmental…
June 13, 2022 By Monica Ferguson
Canada Post announced key commitments to reduce its environmental footprint and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
It has invested $1 billion to cut emissions and transform its fleet. Whereas it will change over 14,000 vehicles to non-emitting transportation, with commitments to reach a 50 per cent EV fleet by 2030 and 100 per cent by 2040.
“We have a responsibility to Canadians, and to their children and grandchildren, to help lead the way to a more sustainable future,” said Doug Ettinger, President and CEO, Canada Post. “Canada Post has one of the biggest fleets in the country, over 68,000 employees, a significant real estate portfolio, and an extensive supply chain. The challenge ahead is great, and we know the greening of our transportation is critical. That’s why we’ve committed to net-zero operations and a fully electric fleet by 2040.”
Additionally, opening in 2023, Canada Post’s net-zero parcel sorting facility in Scarborough, Ont., will have the capacity to process over one million packages a day. The $470 million facility is the largest industrial project in Canada with a zero-carbon building standard designation.
Finally, Canada Post is launching a trial of an electric low-speed vehicle on a postal route covering neighbourhoods west of downtown Ottawa. The compact vehicle reaches maximum speeds of 40 kph. It will be used for delivery and collection activities for a year to evaluate its performance in operations and optimal safety procedures.
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