SEUR opts for sustainable development
May López, Head of Sustainable Development at SEUR, has stressed the company's environmentalcommitment, thanks to its active participation in projects such as Total Zero, FREVUE or services like SEURPredict, managing to reduce transport emissions by 1.26%.
This event saw the discussion of the challenges faced by countries in this matter and the adoption of policies that conceive the urban environment as an instrument for sustainable development.
Madrid, 24 November 2014.- SEUR, a leading express courier company in Spain and Portugal, participatedthis weekend in the “Smart Cities and Sustainable Development” international conference held in the Cuenca Auditorium. The aim of this conference has been to discuss and examine the challenges faced by countries,regions and cities in terms of sustainability, and promote the adoption of policies and proposals that favour anew social and economic model, so that the urban environment is conceived as an instrument for environmental development.
The conference included the participation of various public figures such as the honorary president of CIRSD,and former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, the 67th President of theGeneral Assembly of the UN and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Vuk Jeremic, and the Presidentof the Foundation for African Women, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, among others.
May López, Head of Sustainable Development at SEUR, took part in a round table on the future urban modelbased on the eco-city concept which must put environmental commitment at the heart of its projects. Thiscomprised Teresa Ribera, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and InternationalRelations (IDDRI); Jesús Hernández-Galán, Director of Universal Accessibility of the Once Foundation;Alexis Puig, Co-founder of Parkhelp; Alfonso Vergara, President of the Metrópoli Foundation and MarioRodríguez, Executive Director of Greenpeace.
The aim of the improvements to SEUR services is to achieve innovation and sustainable mobility, so that itsactivity has minimum impact on the environment. May López has highlighted all the actions the company istaking on this matter “with the addition to its fleet of less polluting alternative vehicles for the transport ofpackaging in 11 urban centres in Spain, such as Madrid, Seville, Alicante, Barcelona and Valencia”. To thisneeds to be added the “Total Zero” project, which a further 17 countries joined during 2013, and thanks towhich all the international shipments made through the GeoPost network are CO2 neutral, with no added costfor the customer. SEUR is also a partner of the FREVUE project, an initiative co-funded by the European Unionto promote the use of electric vehicles for the urban distribution of goods, she added.
In addition, and as part of that effort made by the company to minimise its pollutant emissions, in 2013 the “SEUR Predict” service was launched, achieving an initial reduction of 4% for each package shipped. SEURalso launched its “Ecopackaging”, for which it has introduced environmental criteria in the design and productionof its packaging (boxes, envelopes, etc.), without forgetting the quality and security objective that it offers in itsshipments. May López has added that all these measures “have resulted in a 1.26% reduction in transport-relatedemissions”.
For SEUR, sustainable development is a commitment which involves each and every one of its workers and alllevels of the company. Including it as part of the corporate culture means running the business responsibly,looking to improve economic performance, respecting the environment and benefiting society. During this international conference, the need to opt for urban forms that favour spaces of sustainability or thedesign of a network of available and effective services was also discussed. And so was the challenge ofcreating smart cities with centres oriented to the demands of the population, which protect their natural spaces and reduce negative impacts on the environment through actions such as an environmentally efficient publictransport system.