TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2023 — Today Purolator released its fifth annual Sustainability Report. Titled One Team: Delivering the Future, the report highlights Purolator’s progress to build on its position as an industry leader in environmental sustainability, and its strategic efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices, community investment and overall employee well-being. The report also underscores the organization’s focus on good governance and sustainable success.
Highlights of Purolator’s 2022 sustainability achievements
Empowering its people
- Amplified its commitment to keep its people healthy and safe with the launch of Purolator Health. This new initiative improves access to health resources to support the mental, physical and social well-being of Purolator’s employees and their families.
- Onboarded over 2,900 employees, 29 per cent of them women.
- Expanded its DEI Regional Council network, adding nearly 100 new members and increasing participation by 66 per cent in both Canada and the U.S.
- Reduced lost-time injury frequency rate by 42 per cent, compared to its 2019 baseline.
Delivering for the planet
- Achieved a 43 per cent reduction in Scope 2 emissions and reduced its total emissions per package by 5 per cent, compared to its 2020 baseline.
- Reduced waste by 670 metric tonnes, an increase of 22 per cent in Purolator’s diversion rate in 2022 alone.
- Implemented an LED retrofit program, resulting in significant energy savings of more than 3.8 million kWh and a reduction in GHG emissions by over 370 tonnes of CO2e.
- Developed its 2030 fleet decarbonization roadmap and identified initiatives to electrify 60 per cent of its last-mile delivery vehicles. This roadmap is supported by a planned investment of $1 billion over the next seven years.
Helping its neighbours
- Raised over 1.9 million pounds of food for food banks across Canada through its Purolator Tackle Hunger® program, an 11 per cent increase over 2021 fundraising efforts.
- Provided in-kind shipping support equal to over $450,000 to the Canadian Football League (CFL) and charitable foundation partners in support of Purolator Tackle Hunger-related initiatives.
- Awarded more than $100,000 in grant prizes to small businesses through its True North Small Business Grant Contest.
- Donated $52,000 to the Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Crisis Response in Ukraine and in-kind logistics support to several Canadian humanitarian organizations to help transport much-needed supplies.
"Purolator’s Sustainability Report reflects our unwavering commitment to our values of empowering our people, delivering for our planet and helping Canadian communities,” said John Ferguson, President and CEO, Purolator. “In 2022, we made key investments to advance our goals to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 and become Canada’s greenest courier. We also launched important initiatives to support the health and wellness of our people in a safe and diverse workplace. These actions are what set us apart in the industry and fuel our long-term success.”
Purolator's Sustainability Report is aligned with international standards including the Global Reporting Initiative, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Purolator Inc. is a leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider. Delivering its customers’ promises since 1960, Purolator continues to expand its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian heritage and is focused on sustainably positioning itself for future growth and success. Purolator is also committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities it serves and where more than 14,000 of its employees live, work and play.
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications