For a second consecutive year, Finland’s Posti Group has triumphed in IPC Drivers’ Challenge. The event, which was held at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps track in Belgium on November 16-17, saw nine international teams compete from posts around the world.
Teams composed of a professional driver and a manager, who worked together to compete in a series of tests related to car handling, eco-driving, safety and customer service. The Finnish team excelled in all aspects of the competition. Teams from Belgium and Ireland ranked second and third respectively.
Looking back at the event, Holger Winklbauer, CEO of IPC, said, “This event is a clear demonstration of the postal industry’s commitment toward sustainability. Behavioral change is an important element in the strategy to reduce CO2 emissions. The IPC Drivers’ Challenge, and in extension also the many national events that are being organized by our participants, achieves this goal by promoting a stronger involvement of postal employees.”
For the first time, the IPC Drivers’ Challenge was combined with the national eco-driving competition of the hosting post, bpost. Teams from 10 different bpost mail centers located around Belgium competed to represent their country in the international competition. The winning team of the national eco-driving competition, Transport Charleroi, represented bpost in the IPC Drivers’ Challenge 2016 and obtained a well-deserved second place.
The Drivers’ Challenge is part of IPC’s sustainability program, launched in 2009, bringing together 20 posts from Europe, America, Africa and Asia Pacific. IPC’s Environmental Measurement and Monitoring System provides a common carbon measurement and reporting framework based on internationally recognized standards and is open to all posts globally. The IPC program assesses both carbon management proficiency and absolute carbon emissions reductions and carbon efficiency of participating posts.
To read a full report of the 2016 IPC Drivers’ Challenge, click here.
November 24, 2016