AN Post reveals sustainability report findings

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An Post, the Irish national post, has launched its second sustainability report, which shows the organization’s carbon emissions have reduced by 23% since 2009 with the post on track for a 50% reduction by 2025, and carbon net zero by 2030.

David McRedmond, CEO at An Post, said, “The response of An Post’s staff to the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated, better than any report or statistic, a deep commitment to sustainable living: to look after our most vulnerable, to stand with the elderly, to unite communities in solidarity with the state, and to deliver an essential infrastructure to every home, community, town and city in our country.

“Our sustainability strategy is visible every day. The big commitment to replace the biggest fleet in the country with electric vehicles can be seen on the streets of Ireland’s cities and towns. We have much more to do to realize our vision of an island where sustainable living can be commonplace. We have work to do on building a circular economy, working with suppliers to ensure less waste and energy usage as online shopping grows exponentially. Green Hub is a great example of combining our commercial role, in this case selling financial services, with a commitment to sustainability by helping our customers retrofit their homes.”

An Post’s 2030 sustainability commitments include:

  • Net zero carbon emissions from An Post’s operations by 2030, with a 50% reduction by 2025 (2009 base);
  • Supporting 30,000 homeowners to retrofit their homes through the Green Hub by 2030 – becoming Ireland’s go-to location for greener living;
  • Gender balance across all management grades by 2030;
  • A post office in every community of over 500 people;
  • 2,000 electric vehicles in An Post’s fleet by 2022;
  • €100m (US$120.8m) capital expenditure on sustainability by 2025.

The full report can be downloaded here: https://www.anpost.com/Sustainability-Report-2020

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