2011 Sustainability Report
Putting our stamp on a greener tomorrow

Environmental stewardship

Environmental management and regulatory compliance

Each year the Postal Service performs environmental reviews at our facilities to assist in maintaining compliance with regulations, minimize risk and uphold best practices. In 2011, we conducted over 400 facility environmental reviews and third-party tank inspections at over 150 locations.

Our review program focuses on facilities with regulated activities, such as water and air permits, hazardous waste handling and underground storage tanks and fueling locations, which are more likely to be at risk of non-compliance. The program conducts regulatory reviews at these facilities and evaluates non-regulatory deficiencies that could lead to non-compliance. These proactive environmental reviews benefit the organization by identifying and correcting deficiencies and instilling best practices to maintain compliance.

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