Canada Post reports improvements in injury frequency, environmental impact
June 1, 2012
Ottawa (ON) - Canada Post today issued its 5th annual Social Responsibility Report outlining improvements in key areas including accident frequency and environmental impact, despite significant challenges in 2011.Injury frequency declined by 4.6 per cent in 2011, from 6.5 to 6.2 per 100 full-time employees. Since 2008, Canada Post has decreased the injury frequency rate by 32.2%*.
The report also details progress in reducing the vehicle fleet’s carbon emissions by 12.6% since 2008 (including a 4.5% reduction in 2011 alone). As part of its new delivery model, the company plans to continue replacing a total of approximately 2,400 vehicles with new fuel-efficient light vehicles and expand our use of alternative fuels. Currently, the Canada Post fleet operates 10 natural gas, 14 electric, 23 hybrid and 123 propane vehicles.
Canada Post’s low carbon footprint per item offers Canadian shoppers an environmentally sound alternative to driving to the mall. The report shows that the average carbon emissions associated with a 10-kilometre round-trip drive to the mall would be approximately three to five times greater than the emissions associated with the home delivery of a typical parcel in Canada.
In 2011, Canada Post was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers and exceeded the Canadian Labour Market Availability (CLMA) for the representation of women, achieving a rate of 50.3 per cent while the CLMA was 49.7 per cent. Continuing efforts will be made to improve the rates for Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with disabilities and visible minorities. The corporation maintained ongoing relationships with Canada's Aboriginal communities and continued to strengthen recruitment efforts through a partnership with Service Canada, ensuring Aboriginal applicants are directed to Canada Post career sites.
Since 1982, Canada Post volunteers have helped Santa respond to more than 20 million letters from children around the world. In addition, with the help of employees $2.1 million was raised for the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health and $1.9 million for the United Way in 2011.
**Excluding Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers, historical data not available.