La Poste Groupe is publicly listed with a minority stake held by the French state, and it is headquartered in France. In 2021 its revenue was USD 39.43 billion. La Poste is a large multi-business services group. The company's transport-related activities include service-mail-parcels and international freight, mainly through air and road modes.
La Poste significantly reduced its overall emissions intensity from 2015 to 2020. This reduction was aligned with the company’s 1.5°C pathway. One of the main reasons is the electrification of the company’s owned fleet, which reached 38% in 2021. This includes light commercial vehicles, trolleys, and heavy goods vehicles. Thanks to this reduction of emissions, the company is on track to achieve its target to reduce scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 30% by 2025 compared to 2013. To continue its efforts, the company plans on expanding its low-carbon fleet in the 27 largest French cities by 2025 and is engaging with subcontractors on increasing subcontracted low-carbon vehicle fleet.
No evidence exists that La Poste invests in low-carbon vehicle and energy Research and Development (R&D). R&D expenditure on low-carbon vehicles and energies will be essential for La Poste to develop a low-carbon product portfolio/fleet. The company should ensure that a significant proportion of its R&D investment is in low-carbon vehicles and fuel development.
La Poste has identified levers to encourage its subcontractors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and procure low-carbon vehicles. La Poste has a Purchasing Compliance Policy with environmental criteria based on ESG indicators, and 100% of its subcontractors have signed the policy. Given that subcontracted emissions account for 69% of the company’s transport emissions, La Poste can go further by encouraging subcontractors to set science-based targets and developing joint low-carbon R&D projects.
La Poste and its subsidiaries have educational programmes for private individuals and companies. They allow customers to calculate the carbon footprint of delivered goods. However, given that the company has experienced substantial increases in international parcel volumes (12% in 2021), the company can go further by setting out a clear strategy, including promotional initiatives or financial incentives to influence its clients to reduce their GHG emissions.
La Poste receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. La Poste has a target to reduce scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 30% by 2025 compared to 2013. The company is on track to meet its target and the SBTi has validated that this target is consistent with a 1.5°C. La Poste’s scope 1 emissions have significantly decreased thanks to the company’s electrification strategy, which is currently 38% of its fleet. 69% of the company’s emissions come from subcontracted activities, and it is actively engaging with subcontractors to increase its low-carbon subcontracted fleet.
La Poste has set a target to reduce scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 30% by 2025 compared to 2013. The SBTi has validated that this target is consistent with a 1.5°C pathway. La Poste aims to continue its electrification strategy by aiming to offer low-carbon delivery to the 27 largest French cities by 2025.
La Poste will expand its electric and natural gas fleet. However, the company does not disclose a deployment schedule or scale for this strategy. In 2021, La Poste’s subcontracted transport emissions rose to 69%. Although the company engages with subcontractors, it does not disclose the target share of low-carbon vehicles in its subcontracted fleet.
There is no evidence that the company is investing in the R&D of low-carbon technologies or is collaborating with subcontractors on R&D. The company is expanding its owned electric vehicle fleet (currently 38%) by increasing its electric bike fleet by 25% by 2025.
La Poste significantly reduced its scope 1 emissions, from 2015 to 2020. This reduction was aligned with the company’s 1.5°C pathway. One of the main reasons is the electrification of the company’s fleet, which reached 38%. Thanks to this reduction of emissions, the company is on track to achieve its 2025 target.
The company has successfully integrated its transition planning into its management structure and has included subcontracted emissions in its emissions reporting and targets. The SBTi has validated that this target is consistent with a 1.5°C pathway. The company does not disclose planned investments past 2025.
The company publicly discloses a commitment to engaging in social dialogue with workers and unions. However, no relevant disclosure was found regarding the categories of stakeholders it engages with on a just transition. Nor was there any evidence to show the company’s ongoing social dialogue and meaningful engagement with affected stakeholders.
No evidence was found of the company undertaking low-carbon transition planning to mitigate the social impacts of the transition on workers, affected stakeholders and its business relationships. Additionally, no evidence was found to demonstrate the company’s engagement in social dialogue or engagement with stakeholders in its just transition planning.
The company discloses the actions it takes to create jobs, with solutions for young people that bring them into long term contracts. However, no public commitment by the company was found stating its intention to create and support access to green and decent jobs as part of the low-carbon transition. Moreover, no evidence was found of the company’s action to promote these jobs in a way that ensures gender balance and inclusion of vulnerable groups. Additionally, no relevant disclosure was found of the company’s assessment of employment dislocation risks.
The company discloses the actions it takes to provide training opportunities for workers and affected stakeholders. For instance, it has a training program for staff, and offers apprenticeships and vocational training for young people. However, no relevant disclosure was found of the company embedding equality of opportunity for women and vulnerable groups in these actions. Furthermore, no evidence was found of the company having a process for identifying skills gaps for workers and affected stakeholders or a public commitment to help workers displaced by the transition to reskill or upskill.
No relevant disclosure was found to show if the company identifies impacts of the low-carbon transition on social protection for workers and affected stakeholders, nor how it contributes to social protection. Additionally, no evidence was found that the company expects its business relationships to contribute to the social protection of their workers and affected stakeholders.
No relevant disclosure was found to show how the company identifies any misalignment of its lobbying activities with policies and regulations that support the just transition, nor of the measures it takes to address misalignment. Furthermore, no evidence was found that the company lobbies for policies and regulations for green and decent job creation; retention, education and reskilling; and social protection for workers.
The company publishes examples on actions taken on human rights risks in its operations. However, it lacks relevant disclosures and policies that can systematically ensure that human rights are respected in their operations and supply chain.
The company sets time-bound targets for gender equality and discloses discloses some indicators of workforce diversity, including the age and gender of its workforce by employee category. However, the company can strengthen its disclosure on key decent work issues that ensure the provision of secure, safe, and healthy workplaces, where workers are fairly remunerated and have a meaningful say in decision-making.
The company appoints a body that is accountable for the adherence of its tax strategy. However, the company does not publish its global tax strategy or any other relevant disclosures related to key ethical business topics, including personal data protection, bribery and corruption and lobbying and political engagement.