bpost goes green in Verviers
Letters and parcels are now delivered sustainably in Verviers, Heusy and Stembert. Forty-two postwomen and men do their rounds using an electric vehicle, making deliveries to more than 55,000 inhabitants.Monday 22 May 2023
Following Seraing, bpost has gone green across the whole of the municipality of Verviers, with all 42 regular delivery rounds in Verviers, Stembert and Heusy now made by electric vehicle.
The fleet of the Thimister distribution center (114 rounds in total, including the 42 rounds in Verviers) should evolve to become 100% electric and enable emission-free delivery of parcels and mail to other entities in the region.
Geoffrey Dokens, MCM Thimister-Clermont: "bpost contributes to more sustainable urban development in Verviers, particularly in the town centre, where everyone remembers the devastating floods. Half of our fleet has been electrified, but we are not stopping here. We will extend the zero-emission delivery zone as soon as we can take other green vehicles into service. Postwomen and men contribute, on a daily basis, to this ecological transition.”
This approach is reinforced by a network of 10 Pick-up points. This allows residents of the area to pick up their packages, on foot or by bicycle, just a few meters from their homes. This way, the reduction of emissions is even more important and the air quality is improved.
bpost launches more environmentally friendly deliveries in a growing number of cities. This is part of the company's overall sustainability strategy, which aims to limit its overall carbon footprint and become a benchmark in this field.
4800, 4801, 4802 – Key delivery figures
- Number of electric vehicles: 42
A network of 10 Pick-up points
- 1 Post Office
- 7 Post Points and Parcel Points
- 2 Parcel Locker locations (with 2 more expected to open soon to provide inhabitants with even more options for picking up parcels without taking the car).