The Postal Service is an organization like no other. We're in every community in every state, and we deliver mail to every address. This gives us a special responsibility to be good neighbors.

Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster GeneralOne way we honor this commitment is through our leadership in sustainability. Our goal is to provide reliable, affordable mail delivery with minimal impact on the environment. We're making progress.

The Postal Service has cut energy use more than 30 percent since 2003. Last year, we recycled several hundred thousand tons of paper and other material. We're also working with other leaders in our industry to reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

I'm proud of our success, but the job is far from done. I hope you'll read this report to learn more about our efforts to become more sustainable and innovative. I also hope you'll join us. Let's work together to be good neighbors — and good stewards of our environment.

Patrick R. Donahoe
Postmaster General and
Chief Executive Officer