Swiss Post takes its social, environmental and economic responsibilities seriously. In conjunction with its stakeholders, it has identified environmental and social priorities. Based on these priorities, areas of action in which additional benefits can be created through sustainability and employer attractiveness can be enhanced have been identified along the entire value chain.Global Reporting Initiative Index (PDF)
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Swiss Post contributes to targets 3.6, 3.8 and 3.9 of SDG 3.
As a major fleet operator, Swiss Post generates air and noise emissions and aims to reduce these significantly. It can also make a contribution to safety on Swiss roads. As one of Switzerland’s largest employers, it has a positive impact on the health and well-being of many people.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Swiss Post contributes to targets 7.2, 7.3 and 7.a of SDG 7.
Swiss Post aims to cut CO2 emissions from its own operations by 46 percent between 2019 and 2030, and to also reduce CO2 emissions in its value chain. The company as a whole is required to become carbon neutral by 2040. This will entail removing residual emissions in 2040 from the atmosphere via climate projects. Swiss Post’s ambitious climate target is in line with the United Nations’ goal of limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5°C.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Swiss Post contributes to targets 8.2, 8.4 to 8.8 and 8.10 of SDG 8.
Swiss Post enables a high degree of economic productivity through modernization and innovation and is endeavouring to improve resource efficiency and to decouple economic growth and environmental destruction. It supports productive full employment for all women and men, including young people and people with disabilities, with equal pay for the same work. It protects employment rights and promotes a safe working environment for all employees. It categorically opposes forced labour, modern slavery and child labour and demands the same from its suppliers (see also SDG 12).
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Swiss Post contributes to targets 9.1, 9.4 and 9.5 of SDG 9.
Swiss Post makes a substantial contribution to high-quality, reliable and resilient infrastructure – regionally and internationally – and provides affordable and equal access to its services for everyone. To achieve this, it is continuously and sustainably modernizing its processes and infrastructure, it focuses on environmentally acceptable technology and it drives innovation forward. It is opening up its extensive network of access points to partners.
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Swiss Post contributes to targets 11.2, 11.3, 11.6 and 11.a of SDG 11.
Swiss Post contributes to more inclusive and sustainable urban development and creates positive links between urban, suburban and rural areas. It is aiming to reduce environmental pollution, improve air quality and achieve positive developments in waste management in cities. PostBus creates access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all through its public transport. The company is constantly improving safety on the roads, with particular emphasis on people with special needs.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Swiss Post contributes to targets 12.5, 12.6, 12.7 and 12.8 of SDG 12.
Swiss Post promotes sustainable consumption patterns and the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources, as well as sustainable public procurement procedures. With its services, Swiss Post helps to increase the frequency of use and recycling rate of resources, thereby ensuring that consumption in Switzerland is more sustainable. It systematically incorporates sustainability information into its reporting and, as far as possible, provides customers and employees with knowledge about sustainable development and incentives for living in harmony with nature.