1. Creating a fleet of green delivery vehicles - in 2008 TNT had 47 vehicles running on biofuel, 10 hybrid vehicles & 1 electric vehicle. In 2008 TNT sourced 44% of its electricity from renewable/sustainable sources (wind, solar, geothermal, etc).1
2. Owns and operates 150 electric delivery trucks for its operations in England, which is the largest zero emmisions fleet in the world.2
3. CSR report is very detailed, transparent & comprehensive - it also has lots of artwork.3
4. TNT has taken steps to implement the International Environmental Management certificate, ISO 14001, in each of its locations by end of 2007, which in some countries has already reduced paper costs by 80 percent, electricity costs by 15 percent and recycling costs by 10 percent.4
5. In 2007, TNT launched a pilot project in India to use biodiesel in its delivery vehicles.5.
1. "Planet Me" initiative is TNT's aim to manage its carbon footprint and decrease CO2 in its operations, which they extend to also include and measure sub-contractors & employees & their families (TNT offers families energy audits at their homes).1
2. CSR & Reports online.2
3. Planet Me: The quest to become the first zero emission mail and express delivery company.3
4. World Food Program: Since 2002, TNT has been an active partner of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian aid agency. Since 2002, TNT has committed its knowledge, skills and resources to support WFP in its life saving effort. To date TNT has invested 38 million in the partnership in the form of hands-on support in emergencies, knowledge transfer projects to help WFP to be more efficient and effective, and advocacy and fundraising activities. On top of this, TNT employees have raised an additional 9 million for WFPs School Feeding Projects.4.
1. Health/Safety - 19 fatal accidents in 2008 - 5 employees, 1 sub-contractor, 13 3rd parties.1
2. Child labor controversy in 2006: Dutch messenger and delivery service TNT (part of TPG) are in hot water with German union (ver.di) over their advert in North Rhine Westphalia for delivery boys aged 13. The union said a line had been crossed, setting up what it called a "distribution network with child labour". TNT has rolled out a poster campaign across the German state, and add the boys will only work with parental permission.2.