Carbon Neutral Courier Services
|Topic:||Circular and Low-Carbon Industry, Sustainable Energy|
|Scope of the project - Country:||,|
|Aim of the project:||to yield concrete sustainability improvements in the courier service industry by creating more environmentally-friendly services and at the same time provide insights for future improvements within this growing branch|
About the project
The overall objective of CO2URIER project was to yield concrete sustainability improvements in the courier service industry by creating more environmentally-friendly services. The project aimed to contribute to the development of bottom-up actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by creating a sustainable Polish-German business model that takes into account the offset of CO2 and new enironmental-friendly services. Project activities included a detailed analysis of corporate and product carbon footprints, empirical experiments aimed at developing effective tools for increasing the demand for ecological courier services, as well as an internalisation of external costs of all services provided by the company. After testing the effectiveness of the business model developed in the Polish company Quriers, a plan of the implementation of the business model in other courier companies in Poland and Germany was developed, which can help to reduce CO2 emissions by approx. 500 000 tonnes per year by 2020.
More information is available on the project website.