22 September 2022

Car-free day

At Alsendo, we strive to be mindful of the environment every day of the year. One of our priorities is the concept of sustainability, which we practice with ESG (Environmental Social Governance) solutions. It is, among other things, with our unique map of sending and receiving points available at Apaczka.pl, client’s education and our constant development that we try to keep the environment in mind every day of the year.

Every year at the end of September there comes a day that not everyone remembers yet, but we come across hints about it from early morning. On public transport, the ticket punchers turn out to be off, the underground gates are open. You can spot abashed drivers or surprised passengers. Pro-environmental messages reminding us of the serious effects of air pollution are coming from media channels. This was also the case this year: On 22 September, we celebrated the 14th Car-Free Day.

22 September – car-free day

Car-Free Day was the culmination of the European Sustainable Transport Week, a campaign to raise awareness of infrastructure problems and the functioning of the urbanised fabric. The campaign was launched in 2002 by the European Commission and has been adopted worldwide.  

Courier industry at the service of the environment

The courier industry has not been passive in raising awareness of environmental topics. For years, companies in this industry have been looking at pro-environmental trends and taking steps to optimise logistics. With the scale of the measures, every change, even the smallest one, within logistics makes a difference.

One of the more interesting trends, both from a consumer and environmental impact point of view, is the proliferation of point-to-point deliveries. This form is the new standard, especially in the B2C delivery category.

Advantages of point-to-point delivery

Enabling customers to pick up parcels at specific points has often proved to be a more convenient way of collecting them than waiting for the delivery man at home. The process itself requires couriers to be less mobile, which results in shorter delivery routes and thus a reduced carbon footprint.