Australia Post has shared its 2025 Sustainability Roadmap, supporting the Australian Government’s commitment to Net Zero by 2050.

The Roadmap outlines a range of targets including reducing emissions by 15% by 2025 from the FY19 baseline, sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2025, introducing a 100% ‘fully sustainable’ packaging range aligned to the 2025 National Packaging Targets, decreasing waste to landfill by 20% by 2025 from the FY19 baseline, and spending $100 million with social enterprise and Indigenous suppliers by 2025.

The Roadmap outlines a science-based approach that aligns with the aims of the UN Paris Agreement and includes a 2025 emissions reduction target validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative in 2021.

Australia Post group CEO and managing director Paul Graham said the Roadmap will build on the strong results already achieved in reducing the carbon intensity of operations.

“I am incredibly proud of our sustainability credentials. Over the past few years, we have seen unprecedented growth in our parcels business because of the pandemic. Although, as our revenue has climbed, our carbon intensity has dropped. In fact, the carbon emissions per parcel associated with sending the average domestic parcel via Parcel Post halved between FY18 and FY21,” he said.

“That’s a great start but we still have a long way to go, and I am delighted to announce Australia Post will target Net Zero by 2050 as part of our 2025 Sustainability Roadmap. This plan will guide Australia Post in the next phase of our sustainability journey as it becomes even more critical to accelerate our decarbonisation.”