Ecological transitions
Published on June 16, 2020
Updated on November 14, 2021

With the Climate and Energy 2019 law, France set itself the objective of becoming totally carbon neutral by 2050. La Poste has been committed to a carbon-neutral approach for twenty years and is playing its full part in meeting this historic challenge. The result is a more sustainable world for all.

La Poste Groupe : 100% carbon neutral

Environmentally aware: La Poste highlights its commitment to the environment

As a local player, le groupe La Poste has always placed the public interest at the heart of its actions. The group has therefore committed to combating global warming in its internal practices to reduce its footprint. As early as 1973, for example, it introduced its electric fleet of vehicles.  Today, the group is the first postal operator in the world to be completely carbon neutral: since 2012, the mail, express parcel and digital services have been carbon neutral, in 2018, those of La Banque Postale, and at the end of 2019, those of La Poste Network.

Based on this long-term path, and on its own experience, La Poste has designed solutions to support its customers in their own energy transition.

Commitments and actions in several phases

  • Measuring our CO₂ emissions

  • Reducing our carbon footprint

  • Ensuring carbon offsetting for emissions that cannot be avoided

  • Supporting our ecosystem to achieve a more sustainable world

La Poste continues to pursue its efforts to ensure transparency. The various projects are therefore subject to evaluation by independent agencies.

La Poste is the first carbon neutral postal operator.

Objectives for the future

  • La Poste group has set itself the goal of achieving the "Net Zero GHGs (greenhouse gases) emissions in 2030, 20 years earlier than the objectives fixed at European level.

  • Since 2015, fifteen projects (soon to be 17) to safeguard natural ecosystems on 137 hectares in France have been financed by the "Climate + Territories" programme of BSCC, La Banque Postale and La Poste Network. Furthermore, several projects are being developed internationally.

  • La Banque Postale Asset Management became the first 100% SRI asset management company at the end of 2020. All open products managed for individual and professional customers will converge towards responsible management.  3 billion in outstanding project financing for the energy and ecological transition (EET) at the end of 2023 will be implemented, thereby helping to limit CO₂ emissions.

  • With Green Postal Day, 25 postal operators from around the world are sharing their solutions to create widespread momentum in other business sectors.

  • Lastly, La Poste aims to develop a fleet of "citizen bicycles" to enhance sustainable mobility.

La Poste aims to achieve the "Net Zero GHGs (greenhouse gases) emissions

Key figures

  • 100 %

    carbon neutrality

    for le groupe La Poste

  • 21.80 %

    represents the reduction in emissions

    achieved by the Group between 2013 and 2019

  • 30 %

    is the target for reducing emissions

    between 2013 and 2025

37,442

electric vehicles¹

100%

of emissions from the group's activities

are measured and offset

(1)including 16,503 electric vehicles, i.e. 24% of the total fleet (excluding bicycles and trolleys), and 8649 light vehicles (Staby and quads) for urban deliveries