USPS BlueEarth carbon accounting service to be released in 2012
The new USPS BlueEarth carbon calculator developed in 2011 and scheduled for launch in 2012, provides business customers with a carbon accounting statement for their mailing and shipping activity.
Postal Service business customers are increasingly requesting information about the greenhouse gas emissions associated with USPS services.
The calculator will use proprietary USPS methodology to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and takes into consideration the type of shipping or mailing product, size and weight, how it’s processed and transported and the distance the package or envelope travels.
The report is designed to provide our business customers with accurate GHG data they can then use to calculate their own carbon footprint. USPS BlueEarth carbon accounting is a “no fee” service that will provide statements monthly, quarterly and annually.
“The marketplace for carbon accounting is growing. We see this as a significant step forward in offering more services to our customers” said Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Day.