Two international awards recognise bpost’s environmental performance

bpost has been ranked world best in environmental management by the International Post Corporation (IPC) for the second consecutive year. bpost has also been awarded the highest score ("A") in the Climate Performance Leadership Index for its performance in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

bpost retained first position in IPC's annual ranking of its members' environmental management performance in 2014. The IPC unites postal companies of Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Together, these operators represent over 80% of global postal volumes.

bpost was recently also given the highest score ("A") in the Climate Performance Leadership Index for its performance in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). This worldwide index presents 187 listed companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation. The CDP is an international NGO that evaluates the efforts of more than 4,500 companies and 200 cities in over 80 countries to combat global warming, while allowing them to measure, communicate, manage and share all information on their environmental performance.

These two international awards confirm that the initiatives taken by bpost for the past several years to reduce the impact on the environment of its activities are bearing fruits.

Between 2007 and 2013 carbon emissions due to its activities fell by 31%; between 2005 and 2013 energy consumption was reduced by 17%, while waste was reduced by 12% between 2009 and 2013.

Encouraged by these impressive results, bpost is committed to continuing its efforts to use energy in a rational way and to reduce as much as possible its environmental impact. New goals have been set for 2020 to reduce carbon emissions by 45% compared with the 2007 figure and energy consumption by 25% compared with the 2005 figure.

Koen Van Gerven: "These international awards show that our customers' letters and parcels are sent in environmentally responsible conditions with the lowest possible impact on the environment."

More details:

Press:

Piet Van Speybroeck
0477 68 47 12 02 276 21 85

piet.vanspeybroeck@bpost.be

Investors:

Paul Vanwambeke

02 276 28 22

paul.vanwambeke@bpost.be

About bpost

bpost is Belgium’s leading postal operator and a parcel and e-commerce logistics provider in Europe, North-America and Asia. We deliver mail and parcels to millions of doorsteps and provide logistic services to businesses and consumers. With over 34,000 employees in Belgium and across the globe, bpost's total operating income amounts to 3,837.8 million EUR, while reducing our impact on the environment and the communities around us.

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