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Post Office reduces environmental impact and improves its balance sheet

Post Office reduces environmental impact and improves its balance sheet

International Water Day is observed on March 22. This day was established by the United Nations to highlight the importance of freshwater.

The SA Post Office doesn’t use water in its operations. However, water is used at all its facilities for ablution. Its water consumption decreased by 600 kilolitres during February 2022 as compared with February 2021. This was possible largely because employees were made aware of how important it is to save water and that leaks in water are addressed immediately.

The Post Office, as a responsible corporate citizen places great emphasis upon reducing its impact on environment and aims for less use of all resources. Vehicle emissions in February 2022 were 15% lower than the target of 653 Kilotons of CO2, which is a significant contributor to global warming.

February 2022 saw electricity consumption 22% lower than the target of 6 254 Kilowatt-hours. Reducing power consumption can also help reduce air pollution in a country where electricity is mainly generated by coal-fired power station. This was possible by using power-saving devices, such as LED lightbulbs, whenever possible.

The reduction of energy and water consumption can also lead to cost savings. This was achieved by the SA Post Office despite delivering 22,67 articles during February 2022.

The only area where the Post Office did not meet its targets was paper consumption. The Post Office consumed 11,29 tons of paper in February 2022 and failed to meet its target of 10 tonnes.

The Post Office recycles all wastepaper possible. In some cases, it recycles more paper than is used by recycling paper in dustbins located in public areas.

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