BotswanaPost has been ranked among the top 10 best performing postal operators in issues of carbon emission analysis. A press release from BotswanaPost says the rankings follow the recent release of Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Online Solution for Carbon Analysis and Reporting (OSCAR) 2015 report.
Launched in June 2016, OSCAR analyses greenhouse gas emissions associated with postal activities, putting special emphasis on products that include domestic and international mail, parcels and Express Mail Service.
“This is not limited to mail and parcels as sources such as transport, buildings and waste resulting from postal activities are also assessed,” adds the release.
Acting Marketing and Communications General Manager, Ms Joyce Manase-Ntau (left) is quoted in the release saying BotswanaPost’s participation in the exercise is testament to its commitment to employ environmentally friendly initiatives in its operations and underscores its commitment to being a responsible operator.
“It allows BotswanaPost to implement reduction measures if there are cases of unhealthy levels of greenhouse gas emissions.”
As climate change increasingly becomes a burning issue, the release says it is imperative for all corporate citizens to take cognisance of their contribution in alignment with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and Global Reporting Initiative. According to UPU, Posts also have access to 20 Carbon Key Performance Indicators through the tool, such as carbon per letter and carbon per kilometre driven, allowing them to benchmark their progress against other posts in their region, development bracket, or in the industry as a whole.