Sharing relevant and accountable information about our business practices, supply chain and our people is of utmost importance to us as it enables us to track our progress, be accountable for our ambitions and learn from our actions. By regularly reporting to organisations and bodies, our progress is independently assessed, benchmarked, and verified. We then take appropriate actions to improve our performance where required. The way we report continues to evolve, in line with the changing reporting landscape at domestic, EU and global levels.
• CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)
Through our annual CDP reporting, we disclose environmental information. In 2022 we were
delighted to remain 3rd in Ireland for Climate Change and to increase our overall score from B
to A-. We remain committed to being ranked in the Top 5 for CDP in Ireland.
EcoVadis is a global platform for environmental, social and ethical performance ratings. In
2022 we maintained our Bronze medal with a score in the 66th percentile in the EcoVadis
Sustainability Rating. We will continue to make improvements to our policies to meet our
objective to achieve a Silver medal.
• GRI (Global Reporting Initiative)
GRI has become the standard framework for companies to report against globally. Detailed
information about how we are aligning to GRI can be found in the Appendix on page 67.
• SBTi (Science-Based Targets Initiative)
As part of our support for Ireland’s Climate Bill and the 2015 Paris Agreement we have
committed to the SBTi and we are the only logistics company to date in Ireland to commit
to it. We have committed to the targets of 1.5°C for Scope 1 and Scope 2 and “well below 2°C”
target for Scope 3. We are currently undergoing the validation process with SBTi and we hope
to complete this process in 2023.
• TCFD (Taskforce on Climate-related Disclosure)
TCFD focuses on the reporting of climate-related financial information, such as climate related
risks and opportunities, and is also a steppingstone towards meeting the
requirements of CSRD. Our TCFD disclosure can be found on page 73.
• TNFD (Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosure)
TNFD is a new framework focussing on nature-related risks. In 2022 we performed a business
and biodiversity assessment to enhance our biodiversity strategy and which aligned with
TNFD requirements. This was a first-of-its-kind assessment in Ireland and details can be found
on pages 47-48.
• UNEP FI – Principles for Responsible Banking
In 2021 we became a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Banking. As part of our
commitment to this sustainable banking framework we report annually on how we have
aligned our strategy, decision-making, lending and investment with the SDGs and the Paris
Climate Agreement. Detailed information about our UNEP commitments can be found in the
Appendix on page 76.
• UN Global Compact
In 2010 we became a signatory to the UN Global Compact and a key part of our commitment
is to report annually on our progress of embedding the Ten Principles and the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) into our business. This year An Post was one of four Irish companies
to volunteer to trial the new digital reporting platform as part of the UN Global Compact
Early Adopter Programme.
• CSDDD (Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive)
These new reporting rules will ensure that we address adverse impacts in our value chain.
We are currently assessing the implications and taking actions to improve our supplier
management in preparation for these reporting requirements.
• CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive)
We are preparing for mandatory CSRD reporting to ensure that we are ready to report in line
with the requirements in our 2025 Sustainability Report.
• EU Taxonomy
We are working with other European postal companies to ensure the industry is in alignment
and we are carrying out readiness activities in preparation for our 2025 Sustainability Report.
• Climate Action Framework
The Climate Action Framework was introduced in 2022 for the commercial semi-state sector
to address climate action objectives. An Post already voluntarily meets, and in some cases
exceeds, the vast majority of the commitments within the Framework.
• SEAI M&R (Monitoring and Reporting) System
We report annually to the SEAI on our energy performance. In addition to our 2025 target
to reduce emissions from our own operations by 50%, we remain committed to SEAI’s 2030
public sector targets, as set out in the Climate Action Plan 2023:
• Achieve a 51% reduction in absolute carbon emissions (2016 – 2018 average base year)
• Achieve a 50% improvement in energy efficiency (2009 base year).
• IPC SMMS (International Postal Corporation Sustainability Measurement and Management
This is an independently audited reporting programme to address the sustainability
objectives of the postal sector. In 2022, An Post was ranked third in the world in the annual assessment, meeting our objective to be ranked in the top 5, for the second year in a row.