KPIs

Unit GRI Standards 2014  2015 2016   
Green fleet
% of last mile alternative fuel vehicles (bikes, ebikes, etrikes, EV vans)  % n/a 38% 37% 35%
% of Euro 5 or 6 standard % n/a n/a 61% 67%
Van fuel usage Liters/100km 302-1 9.0 9.3 9.3
Truck fuel usage Liters/100 km 302-1 25.5 27.4 26.8
Green buildings
% of renewable electricity purchased % 302-1 100% 100% 100%
Solar energy capacity installed. mWp (Mega Watt peak)
m2
  1

15,000
1

15,000
1

15,000
Renewable electricity consumed kWh 302-1 59,958,443 67,892,375 69,849,643
Heating oil kWh 302-1 17,167,932 13,130,797 12,418,553
Natural gas kWh 302-1 64,086,508 60,363,627 61,732,115
% of Industrial Mail Centers sites certified ISO 14001 % n/a 100% 100% 100%
(5 sites)
Waste management
Paper waste % compared to 2009 306-2 -14% -15% -16%
Recycled waste % 306-2 100% 100% 100%
Sold waste ton n/a n/a n/a 2,228
% of certified recycled paper purchased % 301-2 99 99 99


Unit GRI Standards 2014  2015 2016   
Scope 1 t CO2 305-1 70,867 70,005 69,233
Natural gas & heating oil t CO2 305-1 17,773 16,155 16,909
Postal “fleet” diesel & petrol t CO2 305-1 43,848 45,922 44,424
Service vehicles (maintenance) t CO2 305-1 1,027 1,105 1,157
Fuel company cars t CO2 305-1 8,219 7,097 6,743
Scope 2 (net) t CO2 305-2 0 602 653
Electricity
(market-based)
t CO2 305-2 0 0 0
District Heating     0 602 653
Total reduction of CO2 emissions (scope 1&2) % 305-5 -35.10 -35.34 -36
Scope 3 t CO2 305-3 131,463 96,331 85,784
Employee commuting t CO2 305-3 22,007 16,348 15,828
Business travel t CO2 305-3 740 486 458
Subcontracted road transport t CO2 305-3 3,596 3,882 3,172
Subcontracted air transport t CO2 305-3 104,031 74,455 65,118
Waste t CO2 305-3 1,090 1,121 1,207
TOTAL CO2 emissions (Scope 1+2+3) t CO2   202,330 166,938 155,670

The CO2 emission of electricity can be calculated according to two possible methods:

  • The location-based method reflects the energy mix that is available in the location where energy is consumed. In this case, the type of electricity that is purchased has no impact on this calculation. The CO2 emission of electricity calculated according to this location-based method amounts to 13,900 T CO2 for 2016.
  • The market-based method reflects the bpost’s choices in terms of electricity supply, such as the purchase of electricity from renewable energy sources. This is set out in detail in contracts between bpost and its energy suppliers. As bpost purchases exclusively green electricity, the CO2 emission of electricity calculated according to the market-based method amounts to 0 T CO2 for 2016.
  • Due to the immaturity of alternative fuel vehicle technology and delay in Dataloggers implementation, bpost compensated 3.430 T CO2 with United Nations Clean Development Mechanism and Gold Standards certified Carbon credits.