Swiss Post is a mixed group that operates in the communications, logistics, financial services and passenger transport markets. Last year, it delivered around 1.7 billion addressed letters and 194 million parcels. With around 46,500 employees in Switzerland, Swiss Post is one of the country’s largest employers. Swiss Post, as a participant, comprises all the strategic companies in the group with the exception of PostFinance and PostBus. These both feature as independent participants.
Energy and climate
From 2025 onwards, Swiss Post’s letter and parcel deliveries in the urban centres of Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Basel, Biel, Lucerne and Winterthur will be carbon-free. Its in-house operations will be completely climate-neutral from 2030. To achieve this, it is converting its vehicles to alternative drive systems, plans to heat 80 per cent of its buildings without fossil fuels and obtains all its electricity from renewable energy sources in Switzerland. From 2040, the entire value chain will also be climate-neutral, making the company as a whole net zero. This target is in line with the specifications of the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) and will help to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Under the EEC initiative, Swiss Post has pledged to meet the following targets:
1. Increasing energy efficiency
- Target for 2026: +10%
- Target for 2030: +50%
2. Switching to renewable energies
Thermal energy and fuels
- Target for 2026: 19% renewables
- Target for 2030: 28% renewables
All Swiss Post’s electricity already comes from renewable sources.
3. Producing green power
- Production in 2021: 8.8GWh
- Target for 2030: 26MWp
This data applies to the entire Swiss Post Group.
Like all the participants, Swiss Post has undertaken to implement the joint measures. In addition, Swiss Post is also implementing the following individual measures:
1. Net zero from 2040 onwards
Group target for 2030: Swiss Post’s in-house operations to be climate-neutral (emissions to be reduced by 42 per cent compared with 2021, the remaining emissions to be offset)
2. “pro clima” shipment
2030: 150,000t CO2 offset
3. Certified green electricity for electric vehicles and post offices
Up-to-date information on the implementation status of this participant’s targets and measures is published in our Energy and Climate Report. Swiss Post also provides information on its own website about its commitments in the area of energy and climate.