The Green Postal Day is an initiative supported by 22 posts worldwide participating in the Sustainability Measurement and Management System (SMMS) programme.
Towards energy self-sufficiency
In the context of today’s high energy prices, posts are pursuing efforts to make energy savings and further reduce their dependence on fossil-energy. In 2022, 38% of electricity used by posts for their facilities came from renewable sources. Of the 23 posts
in the programme, eight used 100% renewable electricity, and a further six sourced more than 90% from renewable sources.
Postal buildings increasingly rely on self-generated energy, for instance through rooftop solar panels. Posts aim to produce their own energy to power their electrical fleet, thus becoming fully energy-self-sufficient.
About the Green Postal Day
The Green Postal Day is a global campaign initiated by CEOs of posts participating in the IPC Sustainability Measurement and Management System (SMMS) programme, aiming to highlight the sustainability commitments made by postal organisations worldwide.
About the SMMS programme
The IPC Sustainability Measurement and Management System (SMMS) was launched in 2019 to address the sustainability objectives of the postal sector for the next ten years, aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Currently 26
posts from America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania participate in the programme. It expands on the 2008-2019 Environmental Measurement and Monitoring System (EMMS) programme, which focused on reducing carbon emissions, and broadens the remit to the seven sustainability focus areas most relevant for the postal sector:
Health and safety
Learning and development