The International Post Corporation (IPC) has added Omniva to its Sustainability Measurement and Management System (SMMS) – making it the 22nd member.
The system is intended to manage sustainability and reduce the collective carbon footprint of the postal industry. Through the IPC SMMS program, posts across the world have committed to halving their yearly collective CO2 emissions by 2030 compared with 2019 levels. According to the IPC, this industry-wide approach to climate change has enabled posts to reduce their carbon emissions by 34% since the launch of the program in 2008.
By joining SMMS, Omniva will take part in a common third-party audited sustainability measurement and reporting system, including for carbon emissions. Through best practice sharing at numerous events, workshops and webinars, participating posts learn from each other and continue to make improvements. The program has been designed to provide a benchmark against which posts can measure progress and strategies by comparison with other postal operators, including insights into how to improve sustainability performance.
Mart Mägi, chairman of the management board of Omniva, said, “Joining the program gives us the opportunity to move forward faster and more efficiently with the creation of sustainability-related reporting, measuring the footprint of the activities of the company and developing it in a positive direction. As a result of joining this program, we get reliable sustainability performance indicators for Omniva and a comparison base with companies in our sector around the world.”
Holger Winklbauer, CEO of the IPC, added, “We are delighted to welcome Omniva as a new member of the SMMS program. The achievements of the posts so far show that working together as a sector leads to great results.”