InPost will offer a package of modern services, supporting the development of cities in accordance with the idea of ”smart city”. By the end of the year, InPost wants to extend the program to several dozen of the largest cities in Poland, announced President Rafał Brzoska.
The program supports the development of Polish cities in accordance with the idea of ”smart city” – by offering modern services to residents, developing an optimal and ecological network of Parcel Lockers, and actions to improve air quality and climate protection, it was underlined.
The “Green City” program also provides for the development of a number of modern services for residents, such as electric chargers at InPost parcel lockers, development of environmentally friendly transport, or planting air-purifying vegetation. In addition, in partner cities, InPost intends to successively replace its delivery fleet with electric cars in the first place, ”reads the release.
The “Green City” program is part of InPost’s long-term strategy, encompassing a wide range of innovations and ecological initiatives, the company emphasized.
“As a market leader, we set standards in business, also in terms of environmental responsibility. We have an ambitious goal – we want to be the most climate neutral logistics company in Poland, and ultimately achieve complete climate neutrality. What’s more, together with our local government partners, we are starting activities to increase the comfort of living in Polish cities – by developing mobile access to city services, supporting ecological transport, limiting car traffic, or air protection. We are probably the first logistics company in the world that joined forces with local governments in activities for the protection of the environment and climate. By the end of the year, we want to extend the program to several dozen of the largest cities in Poland, ”said Brzoska, quoted in the press release.
As emphasized by the Mayor of Krakow, Jacek Majchrowski, the city has been focusing on ecology for years and is a leader in this field in Poland.
“The main goal of our joint activities with InPost is to promote pro-ecological activities, build supporting infrastructure and implement initiatives that build and promote pro-ecological behavior among residents. We want to further develop the ideas of electromobility using good practices developed by InPost. For this purpose, as part of the existing and planned infrastructure of offices and parcel lockers, a network of electric vehicle charging stations may be created on their basis, ”said Majchrowski.
InPost analyzes show that ordering a parcel to a parcel locker reduces CO2 emissions by up to 75% compared to delivery directly to the customer’s home. Only in 2020, deliveries to InPost parcel lockers reduced CO2 emissions by over 180 thousand. tone. Further development and optimization of the InPost parcel locker network will contribute to reducing car traffic in cities, which will translate into improved air quality and climate protection, underlined in the release.
“InPost already has nearly 7 million active users of the InPost Mobile application. Thanks to the application at one parcel locker, parcels can be picked up by several people at the same time, without the need to stand in line or touch the screen – the lockers are opened using a smartphone “- we also read in the material.
InPost is a delivery platform for e-commerce. Founded in 1999 by Rafał Brzoska in Poland, InPost has a network of parcel lockers in Poland, Great Britain and Italy, and also provides courier and fullfilment services for e-commerce sellers in Poland. In 2020, InPost handled 249 million parcels via Paczkomaty, cooperating with over 26,000 e-sellers. In January 2021, InPost made its debut on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange.