"Social responsibility is an integral part of the way that we do our business at TNT and we try to be mindful of our commitment to our people, stakeholders and the world around us," said Patrick.
"TNT's main target is to reduce CO2 emissions and we will achieve our goal through a number of ways, including developing eco-friendly products for our customers, best in class operational vehicles, energy efficient buildings, cutting down on business travel by 30%, as well developing and implementing a sustainable aviation strategy with measures that continuously reduce our emissions."
Patrick adds that TNT has already taken steps to implement the International Environmental Management certificate, ISO 14001, in each of its locations by end of 2007, which in some countries has already reduced paper costs by 80%, electricity costs by 15% and recycling costs by 10%.
"Our strategy reflects our ambition of being a leading global network services company. Since social responsibility is an integral part of our business, we have a similar ambition where it concerns our impact on society and the environment," added Patrick.
TNT was also recently awarded the prestigious ISO 14001, for its businesses in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE and holds the SA 8000 certification, the standard for improving working conditions.