We have always been a responsible carrier and the launch of our ESG strategy saw a major leap forward in our focus on ESG initiatives.
As a responsible carrier we’ve always recognised our impact on the environment and believe in doing the right thing for our people.
Now, after a period of dramatic growth for the business, which has seen us delivering over 700 million parcels a year, we’re doubling down on our focus and cementing our position as ESG leaders.
ESG is a core lever in the business’ ambitious transformation programme.
Just ahead of the rebrand from Hermes UK to Evri in March 2022, we launched a comprehensive, wide-reaching ESG strategy.
As the biggest dedicated parcel delivery company in the UK, we’ve always been a responsible carrier. Over the last 12 months we have seen an even deeper focus in this area as we seek to reduce our impact on the planet, promote equality and fairness – for our people as well as our customers and clients – and increase transparency throughout our operation, from boardroom to delivery unit.
In terms of environment and sustainability, we have set two key targets:
|Timeline 2017||Key milestones Launch of first Evri ParcelShops|
|Timeline 2018||Key milestones First 30 low carbon biomethane CNG trucks and 32 EV vehicles into London.|
|Timeline 2019||Key milestones Launch of Self-Employed+ programme. Enabling any of our self-employed couriers to benefit from paid holidays and a guaranteed hourly rate.|
|Timeline 2020||Key milestones Biomethane CNG accounts of 30% of our fleet Advent international invests in Evri, launch of Transformation Programme and ESG Steering Committee.|
|Timeline 2021||Key milestones Increase in ParcelShops and Lockers to 8,500, CNG biomethane fleet to 40% of total and 30% EV vehicles to services ParcelShops launch of our new ESG strategy.|
|Timeline 2022||Key milestones The publication of the business' first ever ESG Report.|
|Timeline 2023||Key milestones Launched our first fleet of cargo bikes.|