The Postal Service has again earned climate registered platinum status from the Climate Registry, a nonprofit that helps organizations track their greenhouse gas emissions.
USPS earned the recognition with publicly reported emissions data for calendar year 2020 that were verified by a third party. The data help the organization track the effectiveness of its climate initiatives and emissions reductions over time.
The Postal Service, which has completed verified emissions data for 13 years, first achieved platinum status in 2019.
There are five tiers of recognition; USPS hopes to reach the next level, all-star, with continued voluntary reporting.
“Organizations that become climate registered are the leaders in a growing movement to address climate change by managing and reducing emissions at the subnational level,” said Amy Holm, executive director of the Climate Registry.
“We have just over a decade to take action that will ensure we avoid the worst effects of climate change. This kind of leadership is needed now more than ever.”
USPS developed a climate action plan in 2021 to maintain a transparent management approach as it adapts to climate risk.
The plan details a multiyear, organization-wide implementation plan of climate mitigation through greenhouse gas emission reductions and adaptation measures.
The Climate Registry is advised by a Council of Jurisdictions composed of representatives from U.S. states and Canadian provinces. It strives to help North American organizations fight climate change and showcase leadership in the cause.
USPS, a founding partner of the Climate Registry, has been climate registered since 2008.