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USPS recognized for climate efforts

Employees who work on sustainability gather outside USPS headquarters in Washington, DC, recently. From left are Norlinda Johnson, an administrative assistant; Nicholas DeCarlo, an environmental compliance and sustainability manager; Cathy Pagano, a senior government relations representative; Judy Wingo-Stalinger, an environmental compliance and sustainability manager; Carolyn Cole, energy initiatives manager; James French, sustainability project integration specialist; Chief Sustainability Officer Jennifer Beiro-Réveillé, who holds a Climate Registry certificate; Kristine Sedey, energy management specialist; Dianne Shoaf, corporate sustainability initiatives manager; Asif Ansari, environmental compliance and risk management manager; Faith Tran, environmental compliance specialist; and Rhonjalyn Curry, inventory control specialist.

The Postal Service has joined the ranks of national leaders in addressing climate change.

The organization has achieved platinum status through the nonprofit Climate Registry, the largest group in North America that tracks greenhouse gas emissions.

USPS earned this recognition by publicly reporting a greenhouse gas emissions inventory for its operations. This data, which was verified by an independent, third-party organization, will allow the Postal Service to credibly track its climate initiatives and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

“The Postal Service is committed to being a responsible steward of the environment,” said Chief Sustainability Officer Jennifer Beiro-Réveillé. “We continually work to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable business practices. We appreciate this recognition from the Climate Registry.”

Amy Holm, the Climate Registry’s executive director, said USPS joins other organizations that “are the leaders in a growing movement to address climate change by managing and reducing emissions at the subnational level. … This kind of leadership is needed now more than ever.”

The Sustainability Blue page has more information about the Postal Service’s environmental efforts, including the Annual Sustainability Report, energy initiatives and recycling operation.

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