Neopost, committed to the environment
Neopost receives "Gold" certification from EcoVadis for its commitment to Sustainable Development
The EcoVadis rating agency certifies companies’ commitment to sustainable business development, specializing in assessing suppliers for global supply chains. The assessment of the initiatives implemented by Neopost has granted the Group an overall score of 67/100 in January, an increase of 10 points compared to 2015.
Neopost has created an eco-design guide that sets out the rules for environmentally friendly designs for all new projects for all its Research and Development entities.
According to its definition, ecodesign “consists of taking the environmental impact of a product or service into account, over the whole of its lifecycle and in relation to various environmental aspects, while maintaining its functionality”. The objective was dual:
- To get all the product ranges and the processes (design, manufacturing, transport, remanufacturing, recycling) to benefit from a method and from tools allowing a genuine reduction of environmental impacts, over all of the required aspects (*)
- To build on the results obtained in order to communicate and convince all of the employees and the customers of the cogency of the ecodesign approach, and beyond that, of the legitimacy of a proactive CSR strategy.
(*) Life Cycle Analyses measure eleven indicators in particular
The IS mailing systems range is the first who have been designed on the basis of this new scheme. Its performance levels have been improved substantially compared with the previous generation: 10% reduction in materials used in production, 40% reduction in machine weight and 50% reduction in power consumption in standby mode.
The whole IS range meets US Energy Star label requirements.
"Eco-design is a mutually profitable approach. The aim is to provide our customers with equipment that helps them reduce the impact of their own activities on the environment. This is why we are continually working to improve the energy efficiency and recyclability of our products.”
Guillaume Moenne-Loccoz, Neopost sustainable development specialist