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USPS marks Earth Day with new report

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USPS is improving energy efficiency, according to the 2014 Sustainability Report.

The Postal Service is continuing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency, according to the 2014 Sustainability Report.

The report, which will be published April 22 to coincide with Earth Day, shows greenhouse gas emissions are down 13.3 percent since 2008. Postal facilities also are on track to exceed a goal to use 30 percent less energy than they did a decade ago.

These results show reducing the Postal Service’s environmental impact is the right thing to do and a smart business strategy, said Chief Sustainability Officer Tom Day.

“Sustainability has become a requirement to compete in the business-to-business world,” Day said. “At the consumer level, there is a growing expectation that individuals want to do business with companies that share their values.”

The report also features a Q&A interview between Day and PMG Megan Brennan, along with updates on the USPS BlueEarth Federal Recycling Program, the Secure Destruction program, the National Recycling Operation and climate change adaptation planning.

Additional information is available on the Postal Service’s Sustainability site.

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