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Our Commitment to Sustainability

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 Future Tracker to transition towards an accredited sustainability kitemark.

In May 2022 we installed cutting edge solar mats on three new trucks, and two existing ones. On average each truck travels over 700 miles per month and will move large volumes of mail to and from the airport as well as some large volumes from customers to our HQ.

These ultra-thin solar panels are fitted onto the roof space of our vehicles and are connected to the vehicle battery generating solar energy which is then used to power various on-board activities including the vehicles tail lift.  Previously we had to leave the diesel engines running whilst the tail lifts were in use, potentially up to 70 times per day.

As a result of the solar mats, we have seen a significant reduction in fuel and carbon emission across all our trucks, representing an average of 80 litres of diesel and 200kg of carbon emission per vehicle.

We trialled HVO fuel in one of the trucks, assessing its price and performance versus the diesel. While these environmental initiatives are really important to our business, we are mindful of the need to balance these against other factors to continue to provide value for money to our customers and currently HVO is considerably more expensive than diesel.

In our commitment to sustainability, our postie uniforms are now manufactured in the UK and all end-of-life garments are returned to the UK for shredding by Avena Group whose zero to landfill policy ensures all garments are recycled into various innovative products across building and energy industries.

Steps undertaken

Award Winning Initiative

Award Winning Initiative

In 2023, Guernsey Post was proud to take home Yodel’s Environmental CSR Supplier Award. The accolade recognises the steps we have already taken to reduce our impact on the environment while continuing to develop and innovate our services.

Energy Reduction

Energy Reduction

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 generated an annual reduction in energy consumption of around 20%.