Austrian Post believes that the sustainable orientation of its business operations will open up major opportunities for the entire company. For this reason, in addition to economic factors, ecological and social considerations play a role in managing the business.
Austrian Post has already been a member of the UN Global Compact since 2007. In implementing its goals and activities, it orients its operations to these principles with regard to human rights, labour laws, environmental protection and anti-corruption. Austrian Post is also committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations which have been in effect since January 2017, and has integrated these goals in its sustainability strategy.
Proactive! The new sustainability programme of Austrian Post
The sustainability strategy of Austrian Post is derived from the strategic cornerstones and core values contained in the mission statement, taking stakeholder concerns as well as opportunities and risks into consideration. The sustainability strategy encompasses the four areas of economy, employees, society and the environment.
In the year 2016, Austrian Post worked intensively on its sustainability strategy. The new programme is called “PROACTIVE! Austrian Post. Sustainable for Austria” to underline the fact that sustainability is not a static state a company achieves once but an ongoing process requiring activities in different areas.