IPC: posts worldwide show their willingness to further reduce their carbon footprint

IPC: posts worldwide show their willingness to further reduce their carbon footprint

On 18 November, the IPC Board endorsed the 2021 results of the new IPC Sustainability Measurement and Management System (SMMS) compared to the 2019 baseline for the participating postal operators.

The results show a 4% increase in the overall Sustainability Management Proficiency (SMP) score for all the posts participating in the programme. Posts further progressed towards their 2030 targets regarding renewable energy and alternative fuel vehicles. The SMMS results are published in IPC’s annual Postal Sector Sustainability Results, available as an online-only report.

Holger Winklbauer, IPC Chief Executive Officer commented: “As the COP27 closes, posts worldwide show their willingness to pursue their efforts to further reduce their carbon footprint, despite the current economic challenges. Posts also continue to believe in the importance of working together at a sector level to share best practices, learn from each other and ultimately achieve greater results”.

Posts continue improving their Sustainability Management Proficiency (SMP) score

Sustainability Management Proficiency (SMP) is one of the pillars of the IPC SMMS programme assessing four core management pillars (strategy and policy; embedding; measurement and evaluation; disclosure and reporting) for seven Focus Areas: climate change; health and safety; learning and development; sustainable procurement; resource efficiency, circular economy, and air quality. Participating posts further increased their SMP increase by 4% compared to 2020. Since 2019, they improved their score by 13%.

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