X. Corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts

The USPS strives to operate in a socially responsible manner and to be a sustainability leader. We are committed to ensuring reliable, affordable mail service for our customers while being responsible for our effect on the environment and promoting community well-being now and for future generations.

Corporate social responsibility may also be referred to as “corporate citizenship” and can involve incurring short-term costs that do not provide an immediate financial benefit to the company, but instead promote positive social and environmental change.