Our Environmental Policy
As one of the largest employers in Guernsey we take our environmental responsibility seriously and we are working hard to minimise our impact on the environment in a number of ways. We are committed to creating a culture of continuous environmental improvement, and ensuring the environment is considered in the many decisions we take. We are working closely with Guernsey's ESI Monitor team to transition towards an accredited sustainability kitemark.
We recently became the first postal operator to have an entire delivery fleet of electric vehicles as we made the switch from diesel vans. This investment has had a significant positive effect on the environment and means we will avoid producing more than 150 tons of carbon each year. The success of this project led to Guernsey Post winning the Low Carbon category at the 2019 UK Motor Transport Awards.
Through a joint initiative with Guernsey Electricity in 2019, we completed the installation of the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system in the Channel Islands on the roof of our postal headquarters. The panels installed will produce more than 200,000 kWh each year, which is equivalent to the electricity required to power our entire fleet of electric vans, with some energy to spare.
We are actively pursuing other ways we can generate power through solar.
Recycle, Reduce, Reuse
We are committed to using our logistics network to help increase opportunities for customers to recycle items and have recently teamed up with Nespresso to offer recycling points for their coffee capsules.
In 2015 we reduced the power consumption in our headquarters by switching to an LED lighting system which has generated an annual saving of 167,000 kilowatts of energy.
Our switch to a smarter heating and cooling system in November of 2019 is expected to generate a reduction in energy consumption of around 20%.
Local Community Support
We are proud to support our local community through a range of community events and initiatives including the Guernsey Literary Festival, the Christmas Lights Charity and Health Connections.