Post Office Publishes its Climate Report

Date: Friday 31st May 2024

Post Office Publishes its Climate Report

For the first time, Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) has published a report detailing its processes and environmental initiatives related to the climate change duties as part of the Public Bodies – Climate Change Report.

IOMPO’s submission became part of an annual statutory return across Isle of Man Government and local authorities in the autumn, as part of compliance with the climate duties set out in the Climate Change Act 2021. The published report focuses on IOMPO’s efforts for the period 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023, and provides a benchmark for comparison going forward.

As a business that is keen to improve its green credentials, IOMPO was keen to take part, aware of the contribution it can make to living in a greener world. The business is proud to have its own climate change agenda, aligned to the Isle of Man Climate Change Plan 2022-2027, and indeed was one of the first areas of Isle of Man Government to conduct a carbon audit report.

Simon Kneen, Chief Executive of IOMPO, said: “As a responsible employer, considering environmental factors in our decision-making process has become an integral part of our daily operation in recent years. Annually, our Board set a number of green objectives which the entire team are asked to embrace and fulfil in order for IOMPO to be a sustainable organisation. The shift to more sustainable operations is being seen across the postal industry, and we are keen to reduce our carbon emissions and for our customers to know we care for our Island environment.”

He continued: “We were pleased to have taken many small environmentally conscious steps in 2022/23, which have continued along with more strategic changes through 2023/24. In partnership with Royal Mail, changes to UK mail trunking arrangements were implemented creating an estimated saving of 600 tonnes of carbon per annum by replacing the dedicated Royal Mail aircraft with commercial aircraft and ferry services. The Board has also committed to converting its diesel fleet to lower emission vehicles over the course of the next five years. Being able to take part in the public bodies climate change report is an excellent way for us to capture and publish externally the benefits of our committed efforts.”

The report can be viewed here

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