Royal Mail unveils new electric vans

Royal Mail is to start trials of nine all-electric vans in London this month. It has unveiled the commercial vehicles produced by Oxfordshire-based carmaker Arrival, which recently opened a new factory in Banbury. The postal operator will begin the trials with six-tonne, 3.5-tonne and 7.5-tonne vans. They will be based at Mount Pleasant Mail Centre […]

Royal Mail delivery to go green in electric switchover

Royal Mail has signed an agreement to buy 100 electric delivery vans. Peugeot will provide the L2 Electric vans, which will be used by postmen and women on their delivery rounds. They zero-emission vans will go into service from December this year at delivery offices across the UK and will be supported by a rollout […]

Companies reporting environmental data doubles

The number of companies reporting environmental and social information nearly doubled between 2012 and 2014, suggests the latest Sustainability Yearbook. In 2014, 15.3% of firms put key sustainability details in their annual reports, rising from 8.8% in 2012. This statistic in the Sustainability Index released today is based on 1,813 companies assessed for the Dow Jones Sustainability […]

Royal Mail posts smart meters for British Gas

Royal Mail will be responsible for delivering smart meters to British Gas engineers across the UK for the next five years. The British postal service announced the deal yesterday as it celebrated winning back the overall mail contract of the gas company. The smart meter contract covers the crucial first years of the rollout for […]

Royal Mail pushes envelope with solar and heating designs

The Royal Mail’s head of sustainability believes that the government target of 50% of carbon cuts by 2015 might be difficult to achieve, but he is certain that 40% can be hit. Martin Blake was speaking at the CRC Energy Efficiency Summit in London this week. “CRC is something that we would gladly apply because […]