Achieving more in collaborationSwiss Post enters into partnerships
Worldwide, Swiss Post has links with organizations committed to environmental, climate, economic or social sustainability.
Swiss Post participates in initiatives and works together with not-for-profit organizations, foundations and associations. Our most important partnerships include:
WWF Climate Savers
Swiss Post has been committed to the WWF Climate Group since 2009 and will be continuing this commitment from January 2013 as a member of WWF Climate Savers, and thus undertakes to make a substantial contribution to climate protection. In accordance with its sustainability strategy, with the focus on climate protection, Swiss Post has committed itself to offering climate-friendly products and services, promoting vehicles with alternative drive technologies and implementing other measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Postal-sector climate protection initiatives
We participate in the initiatives of PostEurop and International Post Corporation (IPC). Together, we set international standards for the sector and cut the CO2 emissions attributable to postal services. By 2020, the international postal sector wishes to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 20 percent compared with 2008 levels.
Union Internationale des Transports Publics (UITP) Charter on Sustainable Development
PostBus has signed the UITP Charter on Sustainable Development, which has the following aims: to reduce environmental impacts and CO2 emissions; to achieve social justice; and to promote economically sustainable transport systems.
Universal Postal Union
We support postal organizations in developing countries, either directly or in close cooperation with the Universal Postal Union.
Pro Patria and Pro Juventute
We support these two foundations in the design and sale of their stamps. Pro Patria uses the surcharges levied mainly for cultural projects. Pro Juventute works to meet the needs and protect the rights of children and young people in Switzerland.
2 x Christmas initiative
2 x Christmas is a charitable campaign conducted jointly by the Swiss Red Cross, SRG SSR and Swiss Post.
The staff restaurants at Swiss Post serve only coffee with the Fairtrade Max Havelaar label, and also stock other Fairtrade certified products. Thanks to Max Havelaar Fairtrade, small farmers can sell their coffee at fair prices, thereby improving their living conditions by their own efforts.
The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF)
In 2012, Swiss Post became the first major company in Switzerland to join the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), thus setting an example for other Swiss companies. By becoming a member of this global organisation, Swiss Post is committed to the strict inspection and sustainable implementation of social standards at its clothing suppliers. The focus is on socially responsible working conditions at the production sites. Every year, Swiss Post sends 300,000 items of clothing to its 38,000 employees who wear Swiss Post clothing. Swiss Post has been awarded 2012’s Swiss Ethics Prize for joining the Fair Wear Foundation. This prize is awarded every year by the Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud.
Association for Environmentally Sound Energy (VUE)
As a VUE member, Swiss Post supports the promotion of renewable energies and ecological energy products.
Green Freight Europe
Green Freight Europe is a voluntary and independent initiative that aims to improve environmental performance of road freight transport in Europe. Thanks to increased transparency in the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, potential for improvements can be identified.
Through its membership of the Öbu network, Swiss Post participates in a think tank devoted to discussions of environmental, social and management issues. Öbu implements projects in business and politics and promotes the exchange of experience between its members. It is committed to a policy framework that renders profitable the efforts of businesses in the area of sustainability.
Swiss Forum for Electric Mobility
With its sponsorship of the Congress of the Swiss Forum for Electric Mobility, Swiss Post supports the coordination of a range of activities leading to the efficient, user-friendly and sustainable electrification of road transport in Switzerland.