Carbon neutral shipments in Europe

After one customer asked to me about sustainability and what measures we are taking to reduce impact on environment, i decided to write an article explaining how Spainbox and how couriers like UPS, Fedex and Correos Express have a compromise or help to reduce impact on environment reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

Couriers are trying to reduce carbon dioxide using vehicle electrification, renewable energy like biodiesel and carbon sequestration. biodiesel. Biodiesel is far cleaner to burn than petroleum diesel.
Biodiesel is environmentally friendly and biodegradable. Biodiesel combustion generates less air pollutants such as particles, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrocarbons, and air toxics than petroleum diesel fuel, which is refined from crude oil. When a gallon of biodiesel is burned, nitrogen oxide emissions may be somewhat greater than when a gallon of petroleum diesel is used.
The way our company Spainbox are taking measures to reduce impact on environment is using sustainability couriers. For international shipments Fedex and UPS that are the couriers that we use to ship by air and have carbon neutral compromise.
Fedex and couriers working toward delivering a more sustainable future with a goal of carbon neutral operations, and when possible recycled packaging from others customers. Priority Earth is our initiative to get there
You can read more about Fedex and his compromise to have a carbon neutral operations by 2040 here.

FedEx stated that by 2040, its entire parcel collection and delivery fleet would be zero-emission electric vehicles, as part of its aim to make its global operations carbon-neutral.

It was announced that the business will invest $2 billion on vehicle electrification, renewable energy, and carbon sequestration.

FedEx stated that it will replace current cars over the following 19 years. It claims that by 2025, half of all FedEx Express global pickup and delivery purchases will be electric, with the number growing to 100% by 2030.

FedEx is slated to be the first firm to get GM’s EV600 vans, with the first cars expected to arrive in late 2021.

How the UPS Carbon Neutral shipment program works.

UPS carbon neutral is a more responsible way to ship. In exchange for an affordable flat fee for package or pallet, UPS will purchase carbon credits to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with the transport of your shipment. The carbon credits acquired offset the calculated carbon footprint of shipping by reducing it through the financing of environmentally friendly projects.
Customers taking part in the UPS carbon neutral program pay a small incremental amount to offset the climate impact of the delivery of each of their packages.
  • Domestic Express Plus,Express, Express Saver and Standard: 0€/Paquete
  • Europe Express Plus, Express, Express Saver and Standard ( Liechtenstein, Noruega y Suiza “”Standard””): 0,21€/parcel
  • Outside Europe Express Plus, Express, Express Saver y Expedited: 0,57€/parcel
You can find more info about UPS sustainable services here.

Correos Express

Local couriers in Spain use environment management system to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency.
Correos express that have ISO 14001 certification. The ISO 14001 certification has the purpose of supporting the application of an environmental management plan in any organization of the public or private sector. It was created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an international network of national standards institutes that work in partnership with governments, industry, and consumer representatives. In addition to ISO 14001, there are other ISO standards that can be used as tools to protect the environment; however, only ISO 14001 can be used to obtain the environmental protection certification. International rules that have been standardized and are voluntary, is widely applied in all sectors of the industry.

ISO 14001 is the principal management system standard which specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS. This helps to control your environmental aspects, reduce impacts and ensure legal compliance.

We work with our partner Correos express to ship all deliveries in Spain and Portugal. Correos express is certified with ISO 14001. You can check ISO 14001 certification for correos express here

In addition Spainbox recycle all packaging received and recycle using Solemccor, a local company that every week pick up, avoiding to waste more than 1 ton by year of cardboard.

In Spain, all recyclable paper, cardboard, and paperboard products are banned from disposal by the Spanish government.

In today’s economy, businesses and institutions recycle items like cardboard because it often saves them money on waste disposal costs. Recycling is also good for the planet and local communities because it helps conserve valuable resources, reduces pollution from production of new materials, and creates jobs. Some large generators of cardboard can bale or compact it, and market it directly to recyclers to receive revenue for this material.

 

by Manuel Gallego

Manuel Gallego founded Spainbox in 2009 with the mission of helping other companies to optimize their shipments in Europe. I am developer and have implemented a free proprietary warehouse management software that is completely tailored to Spainbox processes, named Shipeu Fully integrated with most popular Ecommerce platforms and marketplaces like Shopify, Woocommerce, Magento, Prestashop, Amazon, ebay, etc. Include inventory control, tracking orders, label printing with couriers integration. UPS, Fedex, DPD, Correos express etc. Shipeu manage our services of Amazon FBA prep. Another important software we have is Spainbox forwarding that help us to manage to forward all purchases in Europe of our international customers.

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