Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions - June 10, 2022
Canada Post Sets 2030 Goal for EV Fleet
Canada Post announced its commitments for the corporation to reduce its environmental footprint and reach net zero emissions by 2050.
Canada Post earmarked $1 billion to cut emissions and transform its fleet of almost 14,000 vehicles. The Corporation will transform its fleet to non-emitting transportation, with commitments to reach a 50% electric fleet by 2030 and 100% by 2040. The company has and acknowledges its footprint is significant.
The company launched a trial of a low-speed vehicle on a postal route covering neighborhoods west of downtown Ottawa. The compact electric vehicle reaches maximum speeds of 40 kilometres per hour. It will be used for delivery and collection activities for a year to evaluate its performance in operations and optimal safety procedures.
Canada Postcommitted to a 50% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions by 2030, measured against 2019 levels. The 2030 target sets Canada Post on a path to net zero emissions by 2050 and will be submitted to the SBTi for approval.
In May, Canada Post unveiled its net zero parcel sorting facility that will have the capacity to process more than one million packages a day.
“We have a responsibility to Canadians, and to their children and grandchildren, to help lead the way to a more sustainable future,” said Doug Ettinger, President and CEO, in a statement. “Canada Post has one of the biggest fleets in the country, over 68,000 employees, a significant real estate portfolio, and an extensive supply chain. The challenge ahead is great, and we know the greening of our transportation is critical. That’s why we’ve committed to net-zero operations and a fully electric fleet by 2040. I’d like to thank our bargaining agents for their continued engagement and collaboration on this important step forward for the company.”