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2021 Achievements

In An Post, we are doing more than making commitments and creating plans. We are delivering actions to improve sustainability and some of our achievements in 2021 include:

Eliminated gender Pay Gap

First major company in Ireland to eliminate the gender pay gap

Reduced carbon emissions

Reduced our carbon emissions by 4% year-on-year

Fleet efficiency

Avoided €1.5m in fuel costs through better fleet efficiency

Zero Emission Delivery

First postal service in the world to attain zero emission delivery status in all major cities – Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny

Zero Waste

Zero waste to landfill for the fourth consecutive year and a primary recycling rate achieved in excess of 80%

Trial Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil

First company in Ireland to trial the use of HVO (Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil) for fleet fuel


SME Discounts

€2.4m in discounts to support Irish SMEs trading during the difficult months of COVID-19

UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking

Signed up to the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking

Business Working Responsibly Mark

Achieved the independently-audited Business Working Responsibly Mark

Financial literacy

Launched a new An Post Money app and An Post Money Mate to improve financial literacy and put our customers in control of their finances


Raised over €33,000 for LGBTQ+ support groups from the sale of our Bród (Pride) stamps


Evaluation category

92% of tenders included sustainability criteria as an evaluation category, where applicable.

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