Key figures of our environmental policy
Limit the environmental impact of our sites
All the sites of the Group supply chain are ISO 14001 certified (including our Tier 1 suppliers). This approach means that each site has deployed an environmental management system to identify their most significant environmental impacts. Actions are taken accordingly to eliminate, reduce or limit their effects on the environment. Our main efforts cover water and electricity consumption management as well as the reduction and the collection of waste.
Among the other sites of the Group, those having the most important headcounts are also certified. Nonetheless, environmental objectives are set for all companies. Environmental objectives are also set for all the other sites of the Group.
Limit the environmental impact of our products and solutions
The preservation of the environment is also about the reduction of the impact from products and solutions delivered by the Group. Our eco-design approach aims at enhancing the energy efficiency, the dismantling and the recyclability of our products.
Neopost is also a committed player of the circular economy through its remanufacturing approach. It is an industrial process during which an used product is collected to be renewed and updated in terms of functionalities. It offers the same level of quality and reliability as a new product while reducing by 37% its carbon footprint (study made on our franking machines in comparison to an identical new machine).
In 2017, the volume of waste electrical and electronic equipment decreased of 4.6% compared with 2016. This year, the Group collected 57,092 units of used equipment worldwide, representing approximately 1,104 tonnes of used equipment that gave a second life to 47,781 new products. Besides, the Group participated to a study on the re-use of professional WEEE for export, managed by ADEME (Agency for the Environment and Energy Management), in which the specificity and originality of its remanufacturing approach was highlighted.
Offer innovative and sustainable solutions
The Neopost Group makes continuous efforts to offer ever more innovative and environmental-friendly solutions. The strong growth of the e-commerce market and its impact on cardboard and packaging material consumption has brought us to conceive and create an innovating solution to address e-commerce players. Our new packaging system named CVP-500 replaced oversized packaging and filling material with automatic fit-to-size packaging for every internet order shipped. It contributes to saving up to 20% of cardboard and can reduce the volume of packaging up to 50%.
Evaluate our carbon footprint
Every year the Group measures its carbon footprint according to the GHG protocol methodology. Results are published in our Registration Document. Are taken into account all emissions linked to the energy consumption on our sites (scope 1 and 2), business trips of our employees, downstream and upstream goods transport (scope 3). Are also taken into account all emissions linked to the energy consumption of our products when used by our customers.