Environmental Guidance

Environmental considerations are a fundamental part of the way Royal Mail operates in the UK. Our environmental strategy focuses on three key areas which are outlined below:

Environmental Guidance

Environmental considerations are a fundamental part of the way Royal Mail operates in the UK. Our environmental strategy focuses on three key areas which are outlined below:

Net zero

We will have a net zero carbon business by 2050. This target will be periodically reviewed and brought forward if possible. Our net zero journey aligns with the ambition agreed during the 2015 Paris Agreement of limiting warming to less than 2°C.

Responsible consumption

We will reduce the waste generated and water used by 25% by 2030. To support this, we will complete a total review of purchase, distribution, use and disposal of packaging and single-use resources by 2022.

Clean air

100% of our fleet will be powered by alternative fuel by 2050. We aim to reduce the emissions associated with our fleet to improve the air quality in the communities in which we operate.

Environmental Guidance

We want our customers to mail sustainably so we have created new Environmental Guidance that we are encouraging customers using our Advertising Mail, Business Mail, Publishing Mail and Subscription Mail products to follow from 4 January 2022.
 

You can access our Environmental Guidance herepdf, 313 KB.