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Swiss Post takes its social, environmental and economic responsibilities seriously. We’re acting now for tomorrow. For future generations. For the sustainable development of our environment and our society.

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We also support the UN Global Compact initiative in our capacity as a member, because we view the implementation of its ten principles as the basis of responsible corporate governance.

The environment, the economy and we humans need new ideas and approaches for sustainable development. Swiss Post wants to be a pioneer and a role model in this respect. This is something I’m working on with our staff every day.

Roberto Cirillo, Swiss Post CEO
Roberto Cirillo
Here are the 17 sustainable development goals. 1: No povertry. 2: Zero hunger. 3: Good health and well-beeing. 4: Quality education. 5: Gender equality. 6: Clean water and sanitation. 7: Affordable and clean energy. 8: Decent work and economic growth. 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure. 10: Reduced inequalities. 11: Sustainable cities and communities. 12: Responsible consumption and production. 13: Climate action. 14: Life below water. 15: Life on land. 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions. 17: Partnerships for the goals.

Achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals

Swiss Post makes a significant contribution to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs for short, set by the UN as part of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It places a particular focus on six of these goals.

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Sustainability in action

Regardless of whether Swiss Post is delivering millions of letters, processing parcels, digitizing documents or transporting passengers from A to B, we make every aspect involved as sustainable as possible. As Switzerland's largest logistics company with almost 60,000 employees, we know that even the smallest improvements make a big difference. 

#TimeIsNow – Every step counts

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Transparent reporting

Transparency towards the general public is an essential element of responsible and credible corporate governance. Swiss Post complies with established standards in the field of reporting.

We document our sustainability performance in accordance with the internationally recognized guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), thereby guaranteeing transparency and comparability. 

Our audited greenhouse gas performance is based on ISO 14064-1 and the WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol.

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Setting high standards

We adhere to economic, ethical, social and ecological standards. We expect the same not only from employees, but also from our partners and suppliers. 


Swiss Post holds various quality certificates.

Swiss Post’s units have certified quality assurance, environmental safety, occupational safety and information security systems. This obliges them to continually improve their performance and processes. The Real Estate Management & Services Ltd and Logistics Services units have each been awarded a combined certificate for environmental management (ISO 14001), occupational health and safety management (ISO 45001) and quality management (ISO 9001). The PostBus, Post Informatics and Development & Innovation units as well as numerous Swiss Post Solutions companies have been awarded other certificates. 


Be it with a Swiss school project or a global environmental organization, Swiss Post has formed numerous partnerships with players around the world relating to its sustainability commitment.

EcoVadis is an internationally recognized sustainability ranking that strengthens partnerships between companies. Swiss Post has been evaluated since 2015 and has been awarded the gold medal for its commitment to the environment, ethics, labor and human rights, and sustainable procurement.

actTarget not accessible is an association which supports business in the efficient use of resources. act is backed by swisscleantech, the myclimate foundation, Energie Zukunft Schweiz, the Swiss Agency for Efficient Energy Use (S.A.F.E.) and WWF Switzerland. 

Berufliche Eingliederung und Werkstätte Oberburg (BEWO)Target not accessible works with partners from the field of business, the Department of Health, Social Welfare and Integration (GSI) of the Canton of Berne and the disability insurance scheme (IV) to foster the professional integration of people with special needs.

The ambition of the Center for Corporate Reporting (CCR) is "Stakeholder Excellence & Value Creation". Together with our international network of experts, we empower our members to increase the quality of reporting and to strengthen the trust in the company and its sustainable value creation among the stakeholders.

swisscleantech is a business association with around 500 members from all sectors. Its members are active in politics and society and ensure that Switzerland is carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest.

Exemplary Energy and Climate – An initiative of the ConfederationTarget not accessible contributes to implement the Energy Strategy 2050 and to achieve the net zero climate target by 2050. The stakeholders are contributing to the implementation of the Paris Agreement of 2015. Its aim is to limit global warming to well belwo 2 degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial era and to aim for a maximum temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius.

EV100 (Electric Vehicles 100) is a global initiative under the leadership of The Climate GroupTarget not accessible and is part of the We Mean Business CoalitionTarget not accessible. EV100 brings together companies which want to accelerate the transition to electric mobility and make it the norm by 2030. In February 2019, Swiss Post was the first major Swiss corporation to become a member.

Since 2021, the Swiss Post AG has been a partner in the master's program "Sustainable Business Development" at the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons. This program enables students to promote sustainable development in companies.

As a member of the Fair Wear FoundationTarget not accessible (FWF) with the status of “leader”, Swiss Post is committed to strict inspection and sustainable implementation of social standards at its clothing suppliers.

In order to work together to lower the CO2 emissions of postal services, we participate in the Sustainability Measurement and Management System (SMMS) programme of the International Post CorporationTarget not accessible (IPC).

The City of Bern and 60 partner companies joined forces at the Klimaplattform der WirtschaftTarget not accessible with a view to voluntarily reducing CO2 emissions. To do so, the partners will implement new projects every two years.

The Lean & Green initiative aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport and logistics sectors by at least 20 percent within five years. Swiss Post received its first star for implementing the set goals. GS1 Switzerland is the host of the initiative in Switzerland and supports the participating companies in achieving their goals.

The staff restaurants at Swiss Post serve only coffee carrying the Max HavelaarTarget not accessible Fairtrade label, and also stock other Fairtrade-certified products.

The members of the Next GenerationsTarget not accessible network develop projects, products, service and business models for our grandchildren's future which they present to a broad public at different events.

As a member of Öbu, Swiss Post is part of a think tank focusing on environmental, social and management themes. ÖbuTarget not accessible implements economic and political projects and promotes experience-sharing.

At the annual CSR circle of the PostEuropTarget not accessible association, European postal companies present and discuss examples of best practices.

Pro JuventuteTarget not accessible is present in every region of Switzerland to ensure that as many children and teenagers as possible, along with their families, receive help and support. Whether it’s at national or regional level, making a difference requires good interaction between the foundation and regional organizations. Every year, our children and teenagers, as well as with their families, benefit from this joint commitment.

The “Pro Patria Schweizerische Bundesfeierspende”Target not accessible foundation carries out collections to promote Swiss cultural and social works in commemoration of the founding of the Swiss Confederation. Through collections and donations, the foundation actively supports Switzerland, its people, its culture and its landscape.

RE100 (Renewable Electricity 100) is a global initiative under the leadership of The Climate GroupTarget not accessible and is part of the We Mean Business CoalitionTarget not accessible. RE100 brings together companies which have dedicated themselves to using only electricity produced from 100% renewable sources. Swiss Post has been a member since the end of 2015.

The Swiss Red Cross, Canton of Berne, Mittelland regionTarget not accessible, helps men, women and children living in social hardship whose dignity or health is in jeopardy. People who are socially disadvantaged and whose health is impaired are offered support and given help integrating into society.

The United Nations Global CompactTarget not accessible is the world’s largest initiative in favour of responsible corporate governance together with ecologically, economically and socially sustainable business.

As a member of the Association for Environmentally Sound EnergyTarget not accessible (VUE), Swiss Post supports the promotion of new renewable energy and ecological energy products.

We support postal organizations in developing countries, either directly or in close cooperation with the Universal Postal UnionTarget not accessible (UPU).

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