Our sustainability vision
Our vision is simple — be a sustainability leader. This vision builds on our long history of leadership in implementing environmental and socially responsible operations and services.
Our vision of leadership requires that we maintain both an inward focus on culture change and an outward focus on championing the adoption of more sustainable practices among our customers and stakeholders.
Build a conservation culture among all employees
We will engage our nearly 600,000 employees in our efforts to reduce both energy use and our impact on the environment. And we will take advantage of improved measurement systems, advances in renewable energy sources and comprehensive employee education to help us meet our goals.
We will focus first on facility and fleet energy use, and then extend our efficiency practices to water and other resources. And we are incorporating new efficiency standards into mail processing equipment and facility designs.
Lead adoption of sustainable business practices
We will take a comprehensive life-cycle approach that incorporates environmental responsibility from creation to disposal of mail pieces. We will expand our already robust green supply chain, facility management and IT purchasing practices, and redesign networks to provide sound environmental benefits and contribute to cost reductions.
We will expand efforts to help customers be more sustainable by providing more in-lobby
recycling containers and expand product mail-back programs for small electronics and other materials. We will measure our greenhouse gas emissions to serve as a baseline for a long-term strategy to reduce our carbon footprint.