Highlights in 2015
Some of Posti Group’s sustainability highlights of the year are described below.
Posti’s carbon neutral Posti Green concept was expanded early in the year to cover all of Posti’s services in Finland: postal services, parcels, transport and freight services, as well as warehousing services. With its 100% carbon neutral services, Posti is a pioneer in green logistics in Finland.
Finnish representatives Heikki Toikkanen and Päivi Blom took first place in the Drivers' Challenge driving habit competition organized by Posti and the International Post Corporation (IPC) in Ivalo in March. The competition involved driving efficiency and safety tests as well as customer service-oriented tasks. In addition to vehicle handling skills, points were awarded on the extent of the postal companies’ commitment to environmental objectives and sustainable development.
Posti started a cooperation with Lassila & Tikanoja to reuse and recycle pallets. Pallets that can be fixed are renovated and stored, while those that cannot be fixed are chipped and recycled as fuel for energy. Posti also started a pilot with L&T to recycle plastic used for binding and sheeting.
In late spring, we launched a new online training program to put Posti’s Employee Code of Conduct into practice. The Code of Conduct documents the common ethically acceptable procedures that apply to everyone at Posti. The training is mandatory for all employees.
Posti participated in the Responsible Summer Job campaign and hired 1.900 summer employees all together.
The Group’s sourcing system harmonization project was completed in Finland and the Baltic countries, which supports the monitoring of compliance with the sourcing policy. Posti’s sourcing policy documents our commitment to an ethical and responsible way of working.
Posti participated in the national Energy Awareness Week by engaging in active communications to personnel on how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and other environmental impacts from operations by using energy and materials sensibly.
Posti participated in the PopUp Electric Car event at Senate Square in Helsinki. Posti uses several alternative fuel vehicles, some of which are in test use and some are permanently part of the fleet. They include electric vans and cars powered by biodiesel and biogas as well as dual fuel trucks and very large eco-trucks.
Posti’s meal delivery service concept won PostEurop’s CSR Coups de Coeur corporate responsibility award in the Society category.
Posti’s headquarters organized a campaign to collect household linen and cutlery for reception centers operated by the Finnish Red Cross. Posti also supported the refugee assistance operations of the Finnish Red Cross by transporting meals and supplies to reception centers in cooperation with partners.
In November, we partnered with the Finnish War Veterans Federation and the Union of Front Veteran Soldiers to organize a campaign encouraging people to send thank you cards to the veterans of Finland’s wars. The campaign was well received and Posti delivered some 15,000 cards to veterans before the Finnish Independence Day.
Posti’s personnel magazine, Me postilaiset, was recognized as the best personnel magazine in Finland.
We donated our customer and partner Christmas gift funds to support the operations of SOS Children’s Villages Finland. SOS Children’s Villages provides diverse family care and child protection services to families and children in need.