2010 Sustainability Report
Leaner | greener | faster | smarter

Our commitment | Product stewardship

Extending our green efforts to customers

Cradle-to-Cradle certified packaging

USPS is the only mailing and shipping company to offer Cradle-to-Cradle certified packaging.

USPS environmental efforts include giving our customers an opportunity to be green by using our sustainable shipping products and services.

Across all channels, the Postal Service is committed to providing products that are convenient, offer cost savings and have a reduced environmental footprint. And we are designing more sustainable services that help our customers green their own shipping and mailing operations.

Our goal is to increase our range of sustainable products and services by FY 2012 by providing at least two new customer offerings against an FY 2009 baseline.

This year, we greatly expanded our Cradle-to-Cradle offerings to 26.3 billion shipping supplies and postage products across 114 product types, up from 800 million the previous year. All postage stamps now are Cradle-to-Cradle certified, as are all menu boards in Post Offices.

To learn how you can improve your sustainability performance by using USPS Cradle-to-Cradle certified products, check out our video.