At Viapost this approach is an entirely natural one. As a third-party logistics provider, we ensure that all of our actions reflect integrity, care, respect and transparency towards all those involved in the life of the business and the company, including our customers, suppliers, partners, and employees as well as our shareholders.
Viapost understands that environmental, social, and labor-related challenges will define the future of our companies. Our commitments and our actions thus address the following six concerns:
ISO 26000 is the standard we have chosen to serve as the framework for our ambitions. We will assess the level of commitment and good practices based on the fundamental principles of the standard. Based on an initial diagnosis carried out in November 2012, the first steps have begun.
VIAPOST COMMITS TO CARBON OFFSETTING
All activities impact the environment, some more than others, but there is no doubt that we consume resources and produce waste.
Step 1: Measure our emissions
Measuring our emissions yearly enables Viapost to establish a report on the energy used by its operations, consumables, transportation, and travel, and on the impacts of the products and services we offer.
Step 2: Reduce our impact
We then take action one item at a time to reduce the CO2 impact of our activities.
- Adapted transportation solutions (optimization of loads, sharing, European standards)
- Raising employee awareness of conservation issues, including water, electricity, heating and air conditioning, paper waste, and environmentally friendly practices
- Waste treatment and recovery (paper, batteries, cardboard, plastic and others)
- Responsible management of employee travel
- Optimization of occupied areas (use of mezzanines)
- Energy performance of buildings
Step 3: Offset our irreducible emissions
To offset irreducible residual emissions, La Poste is investing in projects with high environmental and social added value:
- In 2012, the Lifestraw project overseeing the distribution of water filters to households in Kenya’s Western Province to promote access to drinking water.
- In 2013, the project to protect the Peruvian tropical forest
We guarantee that the impact of our products and services is fully offset by the combined effect of these actions.