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TNT receives the "Cargo Climate Care Award"

The prize from Lufthansa Cargo rewards the Express division's environmental efforts

(PresseBox) (Amsterdam, ) TNT has received the "Cargo Climate Care Award" from Lufthansa Cargo for its efforts to achieve sustainable freight transport. The prize was presented specifically to TNT Express Asia at a ceremony on 26 February in Frankfurt, Germany. TNT Express Asia won in the "Customers" category. The two other categories were "Employees" and "Young Researchers and Scientists."

Despite the economic downturn, TNT is determined to continue to minimise its footprint on the environment by adopting low-carbon technologies and more efficient use of energy where appropriate. TNT continues to seek out new and progressive ways of meeting the challenges of environmental sustainability in transportation, working with customers towards sustainable supply-chains, and exploring innovative solutions to reduce its CO2 footprint.

In Asia, for instance, TNT's Express division is conducting a trial of battery-electric delivery vans in the city of Wuhan, China, in partnership with a large Chinese automaker and manufacturer of electric vehicles. TNT's environmental management system and associated goals are supported through the company's "Planet Me" programme and related initiatives. Planet Me was launched externally in 2007.

About TNT Express GmbH

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 maximise its network performance. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs more than 163,000 people. Over 2008, TNT reported €11.1 billion in revenues and an operating income of € 982 million. TNT is officially quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. TNT recognises its social responsibility and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world. Our efforts are being recognised; in 2008 TNT again reached the highest score of all companies included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and in the Carbon Disclosure Project in the carbon intensive sector. More information about TNT can be found on its website http://group.tnt.com .

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