8 September 2011 at 17:45 CET – PostNL was awarded Supersector Leader for Industrial Goods and Services of the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). This was the conclusion from the annual review performed by SAM, a sustainability investment specialist, which assessed the sustainability performance of listed companies on various economic, environmental and social criteria. PostNL will be included in the DJSI Europe and DJSI World, comprising of 342 companies that represent the top 10% of leading sustainability companies.
Pieter Kunz, Chairman of the PostNL Corporate Responsibility Council, commented: “We are honoured to be awarded Supersector Leader for Industrial Goods and Services in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. We see this as an independent recognition for our corporate responsible activities. In these efforts we want to go beyond managing the impact of our business on society and the world we live in. But more importantly, it is perhaps the best possible reward for the people behind the numerous corporate responsible initiatives at PostNL and our partners. And lastly, we must not forget to thank our former colleagues at TNT Express, since we understand that their efforts in the time when we were still one company, also contributed to this success.”
Annually PostNL processes 8.8 billion addressed postal items (including 100 million parcels) and delivers to more than 88 million addresses in the Benelux, Germany, the UK and Italy. PostNL’s main business is mail, parcels and e-commerce. The company also provides services in the area of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. PostNL employs some 77,000 people. In 2010 the company generated a turnover of nearly 4.3 billion euros. More information about PostNL can be found on its website www.postnl.com.