IPC held a two-day Best Practice Seminar in Brussels on 11-12 September 2012 for both sustainability experts and marketing specialists that focused on developing global industry standards for postal green products.
In this seminar delegates shared experiences of best practice in the development of green products, and discussed the nature of environmentally-friendly products and services postal operators currently offer.
By exchanging information on the development of existing national standards, delegates have tried to take the next step towards internationally accepted standards to enable consumers to accept an internationally recognised ‘green stamp’ on mail and mailings.
Documentation from Seminar
- Executive summary - an extensive 34 page summary of this event covering all of the presentations and richly illustrated with slides and graphics
- Contact list - name, title and contact details of participating delegates
- Delegate feedback - satisfaction ratings and delegate comments for this event
- IPC Introduction, Mark Harrison, Head of Markets, IPC
- EMMS programme – results 2009 – 2012, Pieter Reitsma, Manager Sustainability, IPC
- Green products – how do we define them, Pieter Reitsma, Manager Sustainability, IPC - international Standards for Green Mail Products
- Green Products at PostNL, Sander de Bakker, Manager Media Services - the postal Eco-Label
- Green Products at CTT Correios de Portugal: Correio Verde, Luis Paulo, Quality and Sustainability Director - developing Green Products
- Break-out session: What kind of international standards we should try to accomplish?
- Best practice case study – PostNord, Erica Kronhöffer, Vice President, Head of Environment and TQM, PostNord's experience with green products
- Best practice case study – Swiss Post, Anne Wolf, Head of Sustainability - Swiss Post's corporate responsibility for long-term economic success
- Best practice case study – Le Groupe La Poste, Aurore Szezur, Chargée de mission Développement Responsable International - the voluntary process of neutrality carbon
- Best practice case study – bpost, Benoît Simonart, Program Manager Corporate Social Responsibility - integrating social, environmental and economical aspects in our activities and interactions
- Best practice case study – Deutsche Post DHL, Guido Sattler, Senior Expert GoGreen - GOGREEN products and services
- Best practice case study – South African Post Office, Joseph Chauke, Environmental Scientist -overview on the Sustainability Environmental Programme
- Best practice case study – Norway Post, Karin Gjerde, Senior Advisor Environment - green products at Norway Post
- Best practice case study – US Postal Service, Carolyn Cole, Manager Energy Initiatives - introduction to sustainability at United States Postal Service