Avoiding and reducing emissions in our core processes is always our top priority. We achieve this by increasing efficiency in our fleet and in our buildings.

Eco-efficiency in buildings

Regarding our buildings Österreichische Post, we also put ecological criteria first. We periodically observe and improve our energy consumption and constantly strive to optimise our building structure. Among others, we are gradually replacing fossil fuel-based heating systems with district heating and other alternatives, we are using more efficient lighting concepts and we are even generating our own solar power.

Eco-efficiency in transport

As part of our climate protection strategy, Österreichische Post strives to make its transports as eco-friendly as possible. More than 20% of delivery areas area covered by foot or by bike. We also strive to explore this potential in areas that are currently served by vehicles. Regarding our fleet, we are constantly expanding the number of vehicles with alternative propulsion systems while continuously increasing our ecological efficiency in transport. This also includes optimising our delivery routes by avoiding trips without deliveries and making the best use of the available space. Having a modern fleet that is serviced on a regular basis helps increase our fleet efficiency. Another accompanying measure in the area of eco-efficiency is specialised driver training for our drivers. 

Around 2,000 hydrogen-powered trucks to roll on Austria's roads by 2030

Deloitte study proves economic relevance of hydrogen-powered trucks for Austria as a business location.

  • Sustainable hydrogen trucks are gaining importance in Austria as a business location
  • Promotion of hydrogen mobility brings ecological and economic benefits
  • Companies want to work out clear framework conditions together with the government
  • Switzerland and Germany are already successfully using hydrogen in heavy-duty traffic

Austria is pursuing the goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2040. In addition to electric mobility, hydrogen mobility will also gain in importance in Austria. The H2-Mobility Austria consortium has recognized this and aims to put around 2,000 hydrogen heavy-duty vehicles on the roads by 2030 to complement rail freight transport. According to a new Deloitte study, hydrogen-powered trucks score high on long-distance trips with a longer range. The 2,000 trucks will bring a total of EUR 475 million in added value to Austria and lay the foundation for a local hydrogen industry. Now it is up to the federal government to create clear framework conditions such as subsidy models and clear labeling of green hydrogen.