The UK’s greenest delivery option* for letters and parcels

Our strategy to reach Net Zero by 2040 has been validated by the Science-Based Targets initiatives

The UK’s greenest delivery option* for letters and parcels

Our strategy to reach Net Zero by 2040 has been validated by the Science-Based Targets initiatives

*Based on average gCO2e emissions per parcel delivered by UK parcel operators, as published by Citizens Advice 2023 Parcels League Table

Our journey to become Net-Zero by 2040 comprises four pillars
1. Zero emission deliveries

We aim to achieve a 100% zero emission final mile by 2035 by transitioning to zero-emission vehicles and enhancing our delivery walking routes.

2. Zero emission operations

We aim to reduce our operation emissions such as in our distribution networks and our buildings.

3. Making circular happen

We are committed to minimising our use of materials, especially virgin and raw resources, to reduce waste.

4. Collaborating for action

We are collaborating with our suppliers, customers and peers and our workforce to help accelerate decarbonisation.
 

 
How Royal Mail are delivering a sustainable future

We continue to deliver on our Steps to Zero strategy to maintain our position as the UK’s greenest delivery option* for letters and parcels, while recognising the need to go further and faster in our mission to decarbonise our business and drive wider change.

We are working hard to reduce the emissions of our operations and supply chain. Building on our network of on-foot deliveries, we are rolling out electric vans, deploying biofuels in our trucks and using renewable energy to power our buildings to help reduce our emissions even further. We are also collaborating with our suppliers and peers to reduce our Scope 3 emissions and embracing circularity to reduce waste generation and water use.

*Based on average gCO2e emissions per parcel delivered y UK parcel operators, as published by Citizens Advice 2023 Parcels League Table.

We operate the UK’s largest electric van delivery fleet, with around 5,000 electric vans.

Royal Mail is the UK’s greenest* delivery option for letters and parcels based on average gCO2e emissions per parcel delivered by UK parcel operators, as published by Citizens Advice 2023 Parcels League Table. Our ‘feet on the street’ delivery model is unique to Royal Mail and significantly contributes to keeping our emissions low compared to those of other operators. Maintaining and enhancing this model is an important part of our zero-emission deliveries strategy.

Please take a look at our ESG Report 2023-24.