On 1 January, Swiss Post launched its strategic and organizational realignment. As part of this process, PostMail and PostLogistics were merged to create the new Logistics Services unit. This move enables Swiss Post to retain attractive jobs and further consolidate its role as a service provider in the Swiss e-commerce value chain. At more than 202 million parcels, Swiss Post increased its parcel volume by 9.6 percent year-on-year.
As part of a roadshow, PostBus drivers familiarized themselves with the electric bus a little more, either in service on the routes or at specially organized events. And they’re enthusiastic. PostBus plans to run its entire fleet of over 2,400 vehicles on fossil-free fuels as soon as possible.
Everyday life is becoming more and more digital. Swiss Post wants to help shape the future and is therefore expanding its range of services. This involves cloud solutions to protect information, an electronic identity, certificate and signature services, and software and cloud solutions for public administrations. To provide these services as part of Switzerland’s future digital infrastructure, Swiss Post has acquired Tresorit, SwissSign Group Ltd and Dialog Verwaltungs-Data AG.
Construction began on the regional parcel centers in Rümlang, Buchs and Pratteln. In future, Swiss Post will process parcels directly in the different regions, shortening transport routes and times. To increase its processing capacity, Swiss Post has invested around 300 million francs since 2017. By 2030, a further 1.5 billion francs is planned for the expansion of the sorting and delivery infrastructure.
The six largest employers and associations in the Swiss logistics market, including Swiss Post, are committed to minimum standards for employment conditions. They intend to create a new employer association and to negotiate an industry-wide collective employment contract with the social partners syndicom and transfair.
Swiss Post published the source code for its e-voting system and launched a bug bounty programme. Experts can examine the documents – and are rewarded for doing so. From 2022, e-voting is planned to be available for the cantons, allowing us all to participate electronically in votes and elections in the future.
Pay bills or receive correspondence digitally: these are just two of the things that are now possible by smartphone. Swiss Post launched the ePost App, a solution for handling confidential data that is both simple and secure. And not only for private customers, but also for companies and public authorities.