Our commitments to the last mile
Chronopost is strongly committed to ensuring less polluting deliveries, in particular by developing a fleet of low-emission vehicles: electric or natural gas vehicles, cargo bikes, etc.
Chronopost's goal is to have 50% of deliveries made by low-emission vehicles by 2025.
By 2022, there will have been more than 1,350 low-emission vehicles throughout the country.
67 cities are now 100% distributed by low-emission vehicles.
A rethink of urban delivery
Chronopost is limiting the impact of its activities in urban areas by reducing CO2 emissions, noise pollution, urban congestion and accident risks.
This is achieved by strengthening its presence in the heart of cities, with the establishment of Urban Logistics Areas (ULA). Easily accessible, ULAs allow flows to be centralized in the heart of cities and all parcels to be delivered with lighter, less polluting vehicles. ELUs are specially designed to limit the impact of their location (heating, lighting, waste management, etc.).
Since 2018, Chronopost has also been developing Chrono City, or mini sites attached to a branch or ELU, allowing its customers to pick up their parcels directly, thus reducing the number of delivery points, multiple deliveries of the same parcel and the kilometers traveled. They also sometimes integrate various services: collection, franking and dispatch of parcels, provision of packaging material or test benches for testing electronic devices.
As of 2022, we had 13 ELUs and 6 Chrono City. The majority of ELUs and Chrono City are supplied with electricity via the French cooperative Enercoop, a renewable energy supplier.