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Annual Report Magazine FY 2015

Already converted “Green” since the end of 2015 “Green” by the end of 2016 “GREEN VIENNA” ALL LETTER MAIL AND DIRECT MAIL ITEMS FOR PRIVATE CUSTOMERS WILL BE CONVERTED TO “GREEN” BY 2016. 60 AUSTRIAN POST ANNUAL REPORT 2015 COMPANY DIGITALISATION E-COMMERCE LOGISTICS EMPLOYEES FACTS & FIGURES ECOLOGICALISATION er-generating capacity thus amounts to almost 1.4m kWh. This is not only good for the envi­ ronment, but also has a positive impact on Aus­ trian Post’s business results. In the light of long- term increases in energy prices, the photovoltaic concept brings economic benefits as well. Enough about producing energy. But what about consumption? In this regard Austrian Post fo­ cuses on the ongoing conversion of relevant logistics centres to the LED technology for light­ ing as a measure designed to enhance efficiency. In particular, this makes sense in the logistics centres due to their enormous size. This technol­ ogy not only reduces energy consumption but leads to significant cost savings. Moreover, the climate protection agenda of Austrian Post also includes connecting buildings to existing district heating networks, and last but not least thermal renovation measures. The future corporate headquarters of Austrian Post will serve as a “green lighthouse” for the company with respect to energy efficiency. The building in Vienna’s third district will be ready for occupancy starting in the fall of 2017. In the construction phase it has already been granted the sustainability certificate of the Austrian Sus­ tainable Building Council (ÖGNI). With this certificate ÖGNI recognises the modules of an overall concept for greater sustainability, i.e. en­ ergy efficiency, lower emissions of pollutants, in­ novative cooling systems, bicycle parking and many other measures. Recognition for environmental protection Austrian Post has also gained public recogni­ tion for its efforts to promote environmental protection. The Vienna-Inzersdorf Logistics Centre has won several awards for participating in the City of Vienna’s Ecological Project for In­ tegrated Environmental Protection, known as EcoProfit. It supports corporate measures for the benefit of the environment which also bring economic advantages to the company itself. In 2015, the Freight Logistics Centre East also par­ ticipated in the EcoProfit initiative for the first time, and the Vienna-Inzersdorf Parcel Centre will also be involved starting in 2016. The com­ bination of environmental protection and eco­ nomic benefits is also promoted in the Styrian capital city of Graz by a separate EcoProfit pro­ ject. One of the award winners in 2015 was the Austrian Post Logistics Centre in Graz, which participated in the Graz-based programme for the very first time. Environmental protection as an overall concept Austrian Post is also focusing on the mobility of its employees. As many business trips as possible now involve travelling by train. By using the Austrian Federal Railways’ network, Austrian Post is able to reduce CO2 emissions by almost 57 tonnes annually, and collect countless “green points”. These “green points” comprise the cen­ trepiece of a bonus system used by ÖBB to sup­ port environmental protection projects, in Aus­ trian Post’s case the bird protection initiative “Make Way for the Eagle Owl”. Efficient environmental protection is not achieved on the basis of individual measures, but results from the interaction of all business areas. This Group-wide concept requires a great deal of coordination. However, it is well worth the effort, not least because employees identify with the company’s commitment to environ­ mental protection, as the recent employee sur­ vey concluded. Opinion research has also shown that customers value Austrian Post’s ef­ forts to benefit the environment. That is reason enough for Austrian Post to do everything it can to meet new, ambitious sustainability-ori­ ented challenges, and also carry out effective environmental protection measures in the fu­ ture as well. ■

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