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100% carbon neutral choices

All of the letters, newspapers, magazines, parcels and direct marketing items delivered by Posti are completely carbon-neutral Itella Green services for our customers.

By using Itella Green products, our customers can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their supply chain processes and communicate to their customers that their operations are environmentally responsible.

We primarily reduce emissions through projects that are directly related to our operations. The emissions generated by our services are calculated as part of our annual environmental calculations. We neutralize the remaining carbon-dioxide emissions related to the transport and delivery of Itella Green products by funding climate projects. In practice, if transporting one letter produces 20 grams of carbon dioxide, we use certified climate projects to ensure that an equal amount of emissions is reduced somewhere else.

We carry out climate projects in countries that have no emission ceilings. We do not implement climate projects in Finland or other Kyoto Protocol countries that have binding targets.

 

In 2013, we participated in the following new climate projects:

  1. Cooking plants in Ghana, Kenya and Guatemala: better usability of burned biomass, which saves money, time and forests.
  2. Water power in India: water power is used to generate about 1,300 GWh of electricity annually in the rainy state of Himachal Pradesh.
  3. Renewable energy from agricultural and forestry waste in Brazil: the project serves to reduce deforestation, which causes most of the greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil.
  4. Wind power in Turkey: the five wind-power plants in the province of Belen generate 42 GWh of renewable energy annually and create permanent jobs in the area.