Green Office aims to motivate and inspire the staff to take part in everyday environmental actions and enhance their knowledge of environmental issues. These actions can include saving paper, intensifying recycling and sorting, saving energy and water, reducing consumption, using greener supplies and taking a more socially responsible attitude towards business in general.
WWF Green Office programme members commit to specific environmental targets and report annually on their key performance indicators, with Posti choosing to focus on waste management, energy saving and paper consumption and setting long-term targets for water consumption and commuting.
The programme has driven Posti to raise recycling levels above 90% and cut energy use by 7% over 2014. The company has also invested in more facilities for cyclists at its headquarters, introduced organic food at its employee restaurant, and uses 100% renewable electricity and 30% renewable heat in its Finnish operations.
“Environmental responsibility work is a joint effort that is carried out both behind the wheel and in the office,” says Hannele Parkkinen, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Posti. “Green Office is a system that allows us to reduce our environmental load whilst achieving cost savings.”