Amsterdam, The Netherlands: At a press dinner in London, TNT's Chief Executive Officer Peter Bakker launched TNT's strategy to improve transparency on the company's carbon footprint, to drastically reduce CO2 emissions from the company's operations and to stimulate its 159,000 employees to do the same in their private lives. TNT's program is called "Planet Me".


Firstly, TNT is installing a certified system to measure, report and manage its CO2 emissions. Secondly, the company is implementing CO2 reduction initiatives in its eight most important operational areas: aviation, buildings, business travel, company cars, partnering with customers, operational fleet, procurement, and investments. Thirdly, the program stimulates employees to use less energy at home and on the road. Their personal contribution to TNT's partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme has demonstrated how powerful such participation can be.


"There is a strong business case for Planet Me. Customers, governments, our employees and also the general public increasingly look at how companies respond to global warming. As a leader in our industry we feel a responsibility to pro-actively address this", TNT's Chief Executive Officer Peter Bakker said. "For TNT the challenge of reducing CO2 emissions is tremendous. Low-carbon technologies for transport are just not available or too costly to implement. Despite these challenges this announcement is the start of our quest to become the first zero emissions express and mail company in the world".


TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and is expanding operations worldwide to maximize its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs around 159,000 people. Over 2006, TNT reported 10.1 billion (USD $13.8 billion) in revenues and an operating income of 1,276 million (USD $1,749.7 million). TNT N.V. is publicly listed on the stock exchange of Amsterdam. TNT recognizes its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environmental Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world.


For more information about Planet Me, please visit Planet Me's Web site at