Shaping a sustainable future with technology
We manage business with a keen eye on our social, economic, and environmental responsibility. Our innovation acts as a driving force for sustainable development that supports the green transition.
Our responsibility in the Climate Crisis
Our InPost Group Decarbonisation Strategy aligns with the Paris Agreement. The reduction targets set by the Science Based Targets initiative is a natural progression rooted in our ESG Strategy, a commitment we embraced and implemented in 2021.
We oversee sustainability by incorporating environmental, corporate governance, and societal considerations into our day-to-day operations. InPost's 2021-2026 ESG Strategy outlines priorities in three pillars: In_People, In_Planet, and In_Client.
This strategy, approved by both the Management and Supervisory Boards, publishes annual results in our Integrated Report, showcasing transparent monitoring of results.
Our aim is to regularly measure our organisation's carbon footprint, improve data accuracy, and openly share any changes in emissions for each scope in a transparent way.
The InPost Group's greenhouse gas emissions
This covers all direct emissions from our operational activities. Within the InPost Group, these emissions arise from sources such as natural gas consumption, fuel usage in company vehicles, and refrigerant leaks.
This will address indirect energy-related greenhouse gas emissions originating from the production of purchased electricity and heat. This applies to various aspects of our operations, including lockers, offices, warehouses, branches, and sorting plants.
Covering other indirect greenhouse gas emissions across the value chain, Scope 3 in 2021 predominantly included Category 4 (Upstream transport and distribution): accounting for 49%, primarily tied to transport and courier activities, and Category 2 (Capital goods): making up 44%, mainly associated with the production of lockers.
What are the Science Based Targets ('SBTIs')?
Our near-term and net-zero science-based targets have been developed in accordance with the scientific criteria developed by SBTi.
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) empowers businesses globally to set ambitious emissions reduction targets aligned with current climate science. It aims to accelerate companies worldwide, pushing them to halve emissions by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This collaborative effort involves CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), under the We Mean Business Coalition. SBTi establishes and promotes best practices in target setting, provides resources for adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies' targets. Targets are deemed science-based if they align with the latest climate studies needed to meet the Paris Agreement goals.
We proudly hold the distinction of being the first Polish company with SBTi-approved net-zero targets by 2040 and the third in the global logistics industry pursuing an ambitious decarbonisation path by 2040 (at the time of targets approval, as of 20.03.2023). We are committed to being net-zero 10 years ahead of the worldwide targets. Among the 7300+ entities worldwide in SBTi, only around 600 have approved net-zero targets (as of 17.01.2024).
Why do we do it?
We have it in our DNA
Our Decarbonisation Strategy is built in to our business, recognising the significant environmental impact of e-commerce. Joining SBTi highlights our commitment to eco-friendly initiatives, a vital move towards global decarbonisation goals.
We care about the future of our planet
In the 2015 Paris Agreement, countries pledged to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C, aiming for 1.5°C. The IPCC study, labelled 'Code Red for Humanity' by the UN, warns we're dangerously close to this crucial 1.5°C limit.
We don't have much time
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and reaching net-zero by 2050 is crucial. We aspire to be net-zero by 2040. Time is of the essence, and we firmly believe the private sector holds the key role in driving these impactful changes.
We're revolutionising delivery
Our business model, particularly delivering to lockers, proves our dedication to the environment in the growing e-commerce landscape. Achieving our targets demands innovation and collaboration with customers, suppliers, and partners.