Our contribution to climate protection
Quickpac is pursuing a diverse strategy to balance climate protection and fast, reliable parcel delivery services. Quickpac was the first parcel delivery company in Europe to use electric cars for parcel delivery when launched in 2019. But even beyond that, we have taken measures to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible.
Our electric car fleet: 100 % electric!
Quickpac is the first parcel delivery sevice in Europe to fully rely on electric cars for the delivery of parcels. Unlike many traditional parcel delivery services, we do not limit ourselves to electric delivery in larger cities and urban areas, but also consistently deliver our customers' parcels in the countryside using electric cars. This avoids unnecessary CO2 emissions and spares resources. Today and not just in the future.
Our electric car fleet is one of the largest in Switzerland and continues to grow. Today, we rely on the Renault Kangoo Maxi Z.E. and Mercedes eVito models. As a pioneer in all-electric parcel delivery, we already have invaluable empirical data after just a few years of operation. For example, we can measure the effects of outside temperature, driving style, load weight and terrain topography on the battery range of each vehicle, which in turn helps us to plan each individual delivery tour efficiently and with the lowest possible energy consumption.
Parcel delivery with electric cars has other advantages besides the environmental aspect: We can use our electric cars on two runs per day (morning and evening). The vehicles are charged at midday and at night. As our vehicles are almost silent and do not emit any exhaust gases, delivery in the evening hours is very popular.
Electricity refuelling with renewable energies
We obtain our electricity from renewable energy sources wherever possible. Depending on the depot location and electricity provider, the electricity mix used to load the electric vehicles and operate the depots is primarily composed of hydropower, nuclear energy or photovoltaics. Other renewable energy producers are also used to a lesser extent.
CO2 offsetting for parcel senders
Parcel delivery with electric cars is one of the most sustainable ways for senders to have their parcels transported to their customers. Emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases are minimised, especially if the electricity for the vehicles comes from CO2-neutral energy sources. Nevertheless, parcel transport with electric cars also produces CO2 emissions that cannot yet be avoided 100 %.
Emissions occur, for example, in the production, maintenance and disposal of vehicles and components or if inbound parcel transportation is not climate-neutral (transportation from sender to Quickpac). Environmentally conscious senders can therefore offset all CO2 emissions caused by Quickpac in climate protection projects. We work with established climate protection partners and will be happy to help our customers ensure that every parcel is delivered in a 100 % CO2-neutral manner.
Do you send your parcels with Quickpac and want to know more about our CO2 offsetting programme?
Your personal Quickpac customer advisor will explain how you can send your parcels climate-neutrally.
Quickmail's environmental commitment: since 2015!
Quickmail, our sister company for letter delivery, has also been committed to effective climate protection measures for years. Since 2015, Quickmail has delivered all consignments as climate-neutral - at no extra charge to their customers. They offset all CO2 emissions caused by the transport and delivery of parcels such as mailings, catalogues or small parcels from our depots to the recipients in climate protection projects.
They are currently supporting a reforestation project in Nicaragua. The project is managed by our long-term carbon offset partner myclimate. In this forest conservation project, smallholder farmers work together to reforest unused parts of their land. Better use of space and more sustainable use of forest resources leads to an increase in forest area. This also increases the quality of life of the community's inhabitants.