Management Proficiency

The first section of the EMMS tool measures carbon management proficiency across ten areas aligned with IPC’s ‘plan-do-check-act’ management systems approach. This is measured through the use of a questionnaire, primarily taking into account qualitative aspects of each postal company’s carbon management proficiency (CMP).

Key carbon management proficiency results 2008-2015

As a result of year-on-year improvements in the EMMS group’s score, on its current trajectory the group is on track to achieve the 90% CMP target before 2020. In 2015, EMMS participants achieved an average of 85% (2014: 82%). This represents an increase of 29 percentage points since 2008, equating to an annual average increase of 4.1 percentage points. While we recognise that achieving further improvements becomes even more challenging as participants attain higher scores, with only a further 5 percentage points required to reach the target we are optimistic that the group can achieve this goal in the next five years. For detailed results, see the Technical Analysis section.  

In addition to the collective achievements of the group, several posts stand out at the individual level. Indeed, the 90% target has already been surpassed by six posts, while a further 11 posts achieved overall scores of at least 75%. Moreover, our highest scoring participant scored 100% in five of the ten management pillars. While we do not publish individual results, all participants report on carbon management and emissions in the public domain. Furthermore, within the Case Studies section of this publication we provide best practice examples of carbon management initiatives underway at individual posts.