At Santis, we understand that it’s not enough to just deliver packages on time, we must also ensure that our operations minimise a negative impact on the environment. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to promote sustainable courier solutions and support our clients in doing the same. In honour of World Environment Day we wanted to share some of the main areas where we have been reducing our carbon footprint and contributing to a healthier planet.

1. Investing in our Green Fleet

We are proud to say that 35% of our fleet is carbon-neutral and we continue to reinvest and grow our green fleet year on year. Our green fleet includes pushbikes, cargo bikes, electrically assisted pedal vans and electric vans. We are also happy to confirm that all our other vehicles are ULEZ compliant.

2. Vehicle Routing:

We strive to minimise CO2 emissions by optimising our vehicle routing. Thanks to our high-experienced control team we are able to plan the most efficient routes for our vehicles, which reduces the number of miles driven and, therefore, reduces carbon emissions.

3. Sustainable Logistics:

We use our green fleet as much as possible, reducing 85% of carbon emissions on selected routes. We also utilise ULEZ compliant vehicles on long distance deliveries, which currently electric vehicles are unable to complete.
4. Electric and ULEZ-Compliant Vehicles:

We collect all of our International and UK Overnight consignments using electric or ULEZ-compliant vehicles. We know that transportation is one of the biggest sources of carbon emissions, which is why we are committed to using the most sustainable options available for collections in order to minimise carbon emissions on each delivery.

5. Sustainable Office:

We have implemented a number of sustainability initiatives in our office, including LED bulbs, paperless invoicing, online payslips, recycling, and removing unnecessary plastic use. We are also mindful of our energy usage and have made changes to reduce our overall consumption.

6. Sustainable Travel:

We encourage sustainable travel by reducing the number of trips, utilising public transport, encouraging walking or cycling, holding some of our meetings via conference calls and by allowing working from home whenever possible. By reducing the number of trips we take, we are able to minimise our carbon footprint.

7. Carbon Emission Reports:

We provide comprehensive carbon emission reports to help our clients measure their carbon footprint. We believe that transparency is key to creating a sustainable future and by sharing information about our operations, we can help our clients make more sustainable decisions.

8. Reduction Targets:

We have set reduction targets, including emissions and waste reduction, to ensure that we are continuously improving our operations. By setting ambitious targets, we are holding ourselves accountable and pushing ourselves to do more to reduce our carbon footprint.

9. Partnerships:

We recently joined The Heart of the City Foundation to collaborate with larger corporate companies on sustainability goals. Not only do partnerships increase our reach, but it also fosters innovation and the exchange of knowledge to continuously improve sustainable practices.

As we work to reduce our carbon footprint, we are constantly improving, innovating, and implementing new initiatives so that we can do even more. If you’d like to learn more about our sustainability efforts or join us in reducing your own carbon footprint, please contact our Team at Together, we can make a positive impact on our planet and ensure a better future for all.