The 2013 IPC Postal Sector Sustainability Report shows that the postal sector is close to reaching 20% CO<sub>2</sub> emissions reduction target ahead of schedule: compared to 2008 levels, a reduction of 19.4% has already been achieved. In line with previous years, this latest report continues to provide data on the indirect impacts throughout the value chain and presents case studies of how many posts are using innovative approaches to address these broader impacts. For the first time this year, the report also discusses regional trends across the globe.