TNT steps up to the mark

posted: Tuesday, 14 June 2011

14th June 2011


Britain’s leading business-to-business express delivery company remains on course to achieve its long-term environmental goal to reduce its carbon footprint by 40% by the year 2020.

TNT Express has just released its third Corporate Responsibility Report for its UK business, and there are encouraging signs that the CO₂ emissions are on a downward spiral.


Greening up the orange - Neil Griffiths, Director of Health Safety & Environmental at TNT Express and Harry Morrison, General Manager at the Carbon Trust (left) mark TNT's success in reducing the company's carbon footprint - one of the highlights of the company's Corporate Responsibility Report for 2010.

The company – which has more than 90 locations around the UK & Ireland – and runs a commercial fleet well in excess of 3,000 vehicles has beaten its own carbon reduction targets for a third year in a row.

Over the same time frame the company has seen its electricity consumption from sustainable sources jump from 43% to 88% while the levels of waste being recycled continue to fall year-on-year.

Neil Griffiths, Director of Health Safety & Environmental enthused: “Achieving 40% improvement in our CO₂ efficiency between 2007 and 2020 lies at the heart of our strategic environmental goal…and we’re on track to do it”

The Corporate Responsibility Report – published exclusively on the company website www.tnt.co.uk – highlights TNT’s success for its progressive carbon footprint reduction. Last year saw TNT chalk up its first ever Carbon Trust Standard. The recognition from the Carbon Trust certifies that TNT is measuring, managing and ultimately reducing its carbon emissions across its operations…and is committed to reducing them each and every year.

2010 also saw the introduction of a new initiative by TNT – the Customer Promise. Alistair Cochrane, Managing Director of TNT Express Services said: “The Customer Promise is our commitment to our customers that we’re doing all we can to exceed their expectations at all times.”

One of the commitments ‘We promise to know what planet we’re on’ is designed to demonstrate to TNT customers that the company has exceptional ‘green’ credentials.

The UK & Ireland business played a leading role in TNT topping the global Dow Jones Sustainability Index – the survey that tracks the financial performance of the top 2,500 sustainability driven companies around the world.

Alistair added: “To maintain our position as the leader of the Industrial Products and Services super sector in the DJSI is an outstanding achievement. It reflects well on our people, our policies and our overall approach in all that we do.”

TNT is now introducing new initiatives in 2011, including a system to help its customers monitor their CO₂ emissions when transporting goods internationally within the TNT network, as it maintains its green momentum.

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