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News  •  4 September 2022


Working with FedEx and StarTrack

Learn how Penguin Random House ANZ is working with FedEx and StarTrack with a shared focus on leading the way in sustainability.

Our recent move to FedEx and StarTrack was largely driven by the demand for high levels of service, but we are also pleased that these companies share our passion for leading the way when it comes to sustainable practices. Both companies have clear pathways to zero emissions and have committed significant investments to achieve their goals. 


FedEx logo.
  • A stated goal of carbon neutrality by 2040 
  • Invested $2 billion in vehicle electrification, sustainable energy and carbon sequestration
  • 100% of global FedEx Express pickup and delivery vehicle purchases to be zero-emission electric vehicles by 2030 100% electric FedEx parcel pickup and delivery vehicle fleet by 2040 

FedEx global pathway to zero

An infographic outlining FedEx's carbon neutral by 2040 plan.
A set of three photos showing FedEx's sustainable efforts. On the left is a photo of a FedEx truck, then a photo of a FedEx worker in the middle, and a photo of a FedEx bike courier on the right.

Read more: FedEx 2022 ESG Report

StarTrack (as part of Australia Post)

StarTrack logo
  • Goal of reducing scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 15% by 2025
  • Investing in smart transport (electric vehicles and e-bikes) and renewable energy – they already have 20 electric trucks in their fleet, the first in the country
  • 2030 aspirations in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Infographic showing Australia Post Group's commitment to sustainability.
Image courtesy of Australia Post Group
Photo of a blue StarTrack truck parked outside of Australia Post.

Read more: Australia Post Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability

Both companies are keen to collaborate with us to ensure we are a strong partnership in our quest for climate neutrality. 

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