Asendia is proudly continuing that heritage, with sustainability now our core strategic focus. We’re taking positive, responsible actions to minimize our environmental impact, and each of our customers is helping us on our way there.
Asendia offsets 100% of carbon emission related to international transportation excluding first-mile (pick up) in the country of origin and last-mile delivery in the destination country. We continue to work hard all over the world to do even better through our commitment to measuring, reducing, offsetting and advising.
Our e-PAQ and Mail services to France and Switzerland are the highlight of our global sustainability offer. In 2020, items that were directly added into the La Poste (direct access) network for delivery were 100% carbon neutral; this was the same in Switzerland for mail items. From 2021, all national parcel products added to the Swiss Post network will also be 100% carbon neutral. At Asendia, we, therefore, offer two fully sustainable services, e-PAQ and Mail, to two major European e-commerce destinations, France and Switzerland.
La Poste have invested all contributions into a climate protection project in Switzerland (Ecological current from farm biogas), and an international project (Household Biodigesters in Cambodia).
We're offsetting our carbon emissions by investing in seven wind farm sites in India. The 113 turbines together produce enough energy to meet the annual needs of 600,000 individuals. As well as providing cleaner energy, the wind farms support local economies.
This project, supported by Swiss Post, reduces greenhouse gases that are harmful to the climate and encourages the use of renewable energies for electricity and heating. Thanks to gas installations, Swiss farms can now produce clean electricity.