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How to reduce the environmental impact of the expanding logistics industry? A fireside chat with company delivery Hermes.

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There were 131 billion parcels shipped worldwide in 2020, according to Pitney Bowes. The figure tripled in the past six years and is expected to double again in the next five. With most delivery companies still relying on fossil fuels, the environmental cost of shipping parcels is huge. How can we fix that?

Understand the challenges, find the solution by joining us for our 9th edition of “Meet the Giants”, starring international delivery company, Hermes.

For our 9th online edition, Plan A is thrilled to host Florian Abel, sustainability Officer of Hermes Germany. Join Florian Abel at Hermes and Nathan Bonnisseau, CMO & Co-founder at Plan A, for a fireside chat on how to reduce the environmental impact of the expanding logistics industry.

This event is a great opportunity to ask all of your burning questions on the topic of shipping and delivery, and how to transform the industry sustainably.

About our “Meet the Giants” series

The “Meet the Giants” series is dedicated to sustainability in the corporate world. You can hear from the leaders and brilliant minds who are the closest to the sustainability steering wheel.

Although large companies have a more significant environmental impact, the opportunity for them to change the world we live in is also more powerful. Some of these large companies have taken great strides to address the challenge of sustainability.

Plan A is hosting the “Meet the Giants” event series to help each participant be part of that sustainable change and understand how business leaders think about sustainability, increase stakeholder awareness and mount regulatory pressure. Our past events include companies like Salesforce, HSBC, Sysco, GANNI and many more.

A note about our ninth speaker: Florian Abel

Florian Abel is the Sustainability Officer of Hermes Germany and is thereby in charge of the sustainability strategy. Before Florian joined Hermes in summer 2021, he was a project leader at Otto Group consulting, the internal consultancy of the Otto Group. Since 2014 he worked in this role on various projects, among other things the current Otto Group sustainability strategy. Florian has studied International Management at ESB Business School in Reutlingen and DCU in Ireland.

A note about our ninth giant:

Hermes Europe GmbH is a multinational delivery company headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. Hermes started its sustainability journey back in 1986. To demonstrate its dedication, Hermes has been certified  ISO 14001 certification, the international environmental standard that mandates continual improvement. Whether it is the principle that Hermes ParcelShops should be within walking distance, its solar-powered facilities or its increasingly electric vehicle fleet, Hermes' clearly defined goal is to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 50% by 2020, using 2006 as a base. Besides cutting carbon emissions, Hermes is also looking at avoiding environmental pollution by declaring to offer zero-emission deliveries to the inner-city areas of Germany’s 80 largest cities by 2025.

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Plan A is a Greentech company that builds science-based digital tools for carbon accounting, ESG ratings, and decarbonisation. The Berlin-based start-up has developed a SaaS platform to help businesses collect, process, and analyse carbon and ESG data to automate state-of-the-art reporting in line with key frameworks. Plan A’s software solutions comply with the internationally recognised Corporate Standard of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and are officially certified by TÜV Rheinland (September 2021).

Founded in 2017, the company has already received several awards, most recently the prestigious The Europas Award 2021, the Digital Top 50 Award 2020, and the Digital Ventures Social Impact Award 2020 from the Boston Consulting Group. In April 2021, the start-up received USD 3 million in funding from its investors Demeter, Coparion, and Softbank. For more information, visit plana.earth.

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