South African Post Office builds stakeholder awareness around sustainable issues

As part of its ongoing commitment to embed sustainability criteria within its procurement processes, the South African Post Office has issued stakeholders with a new handbook designed to promote and inform sustainable purchasing decisions.

The project has been initiated to help the organisation better identify products and services that cause minimal adverse environmental impacts. Through this endeavour, the South African Post Office aims to raise awareness about the benefits of procuring sustainably among its service providers.

With the development and roll-out of the green procurement handbook now complete, the organisation hopes that this will reduce the environmental impact of the postal service’s own operations, while also setting a sustainability benchmark for its partners, suppliers, contractors and consultants to aspire to.