Eco champions top worlds green list

A scheme that has seen 100% of TNTs power supply come from renewable sources has helped the company retain the crown of greenest on the planet for the third year in a row. The entire electricity supply at the express delivery giants 70 UK locations now comes from wind and hydro-electric power sources, playing a major part in helping TNT retain the top spot in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).

The DJSI tracks the performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide, organisations that combine business success with an ethical, caring and responsible approach across a variety of areas including economic, environmental and social criteria. The DJSI rankings for 2009 - just announced in Zurich show that TNT top-scored with an impressive 95% - the highest score of any company on the DJSI. TNT achieved the best scores (100%) in the following areas: environmental reporting, Climate strategy, Occupational health and safety, and social reporting.

Tom Bell, Managing Director, said: The fact that every single watt of power coming into all our UK locations is produced by wind turbines or hydro power is a fantastic feather in the cap for the company and proves were serious about being environmentally friendly. Topping the DJSI list is just further confirmation. Weve drawn up a green electricity contract with the supplier and generator and its fully auditable and a legal requirement for them that all of our electricity comes from a green source. It basically means that our industry-leading fleet of electric trucks is truly emission free because were charging their batteries using power from renewable sources. This initiative, plus our 8m investment in the 100 electric trucks in the UK, will go a long way to ensuring our goal that were the first zero emission company on the planet.

Tom added: We are extremely proud to maintain our top position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. This distinction is all the more outstanding given the difficult economic conditions. It recognises the dedication of all the TNT teams sustainability efforts. Our customers will know that we are taking our corporate responsibility very seriously.

 

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