How are global brands adapting to sustainability requirements?
ESG, the non-financial corporate assessment model being implemented by the European Commission, has made sustainability a hot business topic in again. How are e-commerce giants approaching it? Here are some examples.
Amazon’s ambitious goals
US Amazon certainly deserves its title of giant. The company has set itself an ambitious goal – to achieve climate neutrality by 2040. To this end, it is investing in renewable energy, such as the 3,900 solar panels that power its robotics centre in Świebodzin. The company is also committed to green transportation. It plans to be using 100,000 electric vehicles by 2030 to reduce CO2 emissions by several million tons. In addition, Amazon is constantly improving its supply chain, promoting eco-friendly packaging and the idea of recycling1.
Sustainability by Allegro
How is sustainability being implemented by Polish giants? Let us take a look at the 2022 ESG report presented by Allegro. In terms of ecology, it says that 98% of the warehouse waste generated by the company is recycled. Allegro boasts a 10.4% reduction in CO2 emissions in its supply chain, as well as the introduction of nearly 4 million eco-friendly packages into the market.
There is an eco-friendly tint to Allegro’s One Box parcel lockers, as while they are powered by electricity from the grid, the company purchases energy certified with green certificates. In addition, the lockers are covered with vegetation and measure air quality in the area.
ESG strategy at Alsendo Group
The development of ESG initiatives is a priority for the Alsendo Group. Our business models are developed and implemented in accordance with UN recommendations aimed at minimizing the negative impact of businesses on the global environment. Demonstrating a strong commitment to environmental protection and social responsibility, we are committed to sustainability and environmental neutrality in every aspect of our operations. Part of this process is an emphasis on developing low-carbon forms of courier services, launching educational projects to promote environmentally friendly forms of sending and picking up parcels, and driving change in our daily work. The effects of our decisions are already visible – we have sent more than 50,000 emails encouraging the use of PUDOs and parcel lockers as the most environmentally friendly courier service option, our paper consumption has been reduced by 35%, and electricity by 15%. Alsendo Group expects to continue its sustainability strategy by launching new projects in the area of environmental impact, labour and social relations, and corporate governance.