2010 Sustainability Report
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Our commitment | Greenhouse gas

Looking ahead

We are committed to continuing to reduce our carbon footprint, and to establishing robust, automated and auditable corporate GHG accounting processes and information systems.

We will improve data quality, including enhancements to the USPS corporate energy information system and related data warehouses that contain facility energy use data, and postal vehicle and contract mail transport fuel data.

Beginning in FY 2012, we will obtain third-party verifications for our fiscal year GHG data that is submitted annually in our federal agency GHG inventory.

We’ll continue to develop innovative products and services that use more sustainable materials and reduce GHG emissions. Beyond the product-level carbon accounting and offset options we’re planning to offer large mailers, we’ll be continuing to pilot a reusable mailing box that will enable customers to track carbon footprint reductions.