Canada Post's social responsibility report highlights best safety performance in nearly 30 years

OTTAWA, June 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Post's 2012 Social Responsibility report showed a 12-per-cent decrease in injury frequency from the previous year, marking the Corporation's best safety performance in nearly 30 years. The total number of lost-time injuries also decreased in 2012, by 11 per cent from 2011.

The report details Canada Post's social and environmental performance for 2012, including safety, employee relations, carbon emissions and community programs. The release of the report comes a day after Canada Post was named one of the best 50 corporate citizens by Corporate Knights. This marks the fourth time in five years Canada Post has earned this recognition.

With Canada Post's modernization, which includes increased motorization of delivery employees, more than 4,500 fuel-efficient Ford Transit Connect™ vehicles are now active in its fleet. This represents more than half of the entire fleet. Although the vehicle fleet has grown by 37 per cent since 2009, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by more than four per cent over the same period.

Other highlights

  • The landfill waste-diversion rate was nearly 70 per cent in 2012, an increase of 12 percentage points from 2009.
  • Canada Post had six LEED® certified building projects at the end of 2012.
  • The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children raised $1.5 million in 2012 for deserving children's organizations across the country. Over the last five years, Canada Post foundations have raised more than $8.5 million.
  • Volunteers from Canada Post donated countless hours to help Santa respond to 1.3 million letters during the annual Santa letter-writing program. Since 1982, more than 21 million letters have been answered.

The CSR report is available online at

About Canada Post
Canada Post is the country's leading provider of business-to-consumer delivery. By reaching more than 15.3 million addresses, and operating the country's largest retail network of nearly 6,400 post offices, Canada Post is positioned to offer affordable and reliable service, with convenient pickup and return options. Together, Canada Post, Purolator Inc. and SCI Logistics offer market-leading end-to-end solutions for e-commerce shippers by leveraging the assets and expertise of the Canada Post Group of Companies.

SOURCE: Canada Post

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