UPU launches new carbon analysis and reporting tool

21.06.2016 - The UPU has launched the Online Solution for Carbon Analysis and Reporting (OSCAR) for the postal industry to enable Posts to gain a detailed and accurate picture of their environmental impact.

The UPU's new Online Solution for Carbon Analysis and Reporting (OSCAR) helps Posts track and reduce their carbon output.

The tool measures Posts’ annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, compares performance against industry averages, and helps set reduction targets and identify mitigation opportunities. Designated postal operators can now register to use this carbon-tracking and reduction tool.

Its creation was made possible through a collaboration with La Poste (France) and the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), which co-financed the initiative with the UPU.

“The UPU is very pleased to be able to offer this service - initially to Posts -  to help them better understand their environmental impact,” said UPU Deputy Director General Pascal Clivaz.

“The UPU’s vision for the tool is to help Posts increase their efficiency, decrease their natural resource consumption and encourage them to invest in green solutions,” Clivaz added.

“The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan greatly appreciates the efforts of the UPU to develop and implement tools that will enable member countries and their postal operators to tackle climate change,” said Hiroshi Nakayama, Director of its International Affairs Office.

“We hope that OSCAR will be used by many Posts to get a clear picture of environmental impacts and identify mitigation opportunities,” he added.

The tool allows Posts to monitor their carbon output by generating reports detailing their emissions by scope, source and product. OSCAR’s reporting tool is aligned with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol measurement methodology and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.

Posts also have access to 20 Carbon Key Performance Indicators through the tool, such as carbon per letter and carbon per kilometre driven, allowing them to benchmark their progress against other Posts in their region, development bracket, or in the industry as a whole.

OSCAR is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Portuguese for designated postal operators at www.oscar.post.

More information: http://www.upu.int/en/activities/sustainable-development/environment/oscar.html

Sustainable development, Climate change, New technologies
 

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