Our commitment | Greenhouse gas
Our recent performance
From FY 2008 through FY 2010, the Postal Service reduced its total scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent, the equivalent of taking more than 204,000 passenger vehicles off the road or the electricity use of nearly 130,000 U.S. homes for an entire year.
Specifically, we’ve reduced our scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 9.5 percent, which equals more than 500,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, and we’ve reduced our scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 7 percent, more than 566,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Since FY 2008, we’ve reduced our facility energy-related GHG emissions 12 percent — enough to power 39,000 average American households for a year.