Environmental responsibility

We are creating a greener, more sustainable, Canada Post.

Climate action

We’ve adopted science-based targets to reduce our scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent by 2030. This will set us on a path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

Learn about our targetsView our latest target announcement
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Employee action

In 2021, we planted 68,000 trees in partnership with Tree Canada – one for every Canada Post employee. We also distributed more than $500K in grants for employee-led environmental projects.

Read our action plan
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Sustainable delivery

We’re working with our industry partners and retailers to reduce packaging waste throughout the mail stream and expanding our offering of sustainable packaging and delivery solutions.

Read about sustainable packaging
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Zero waste

We’re transforming our waste and recycling systems. Our goals are to eliminate all unnecessary single-use plastics by 2022 and to divert 90% of our total operational waste by 2030.

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Last-mile delivery impacts

Last-mile delivery impacts

How can last-mile ecommerce delivery be made more sustainable? As part of our commitment to help reduce congestion in our cities, we commissioned a traffic simulation to help municipal leaders and Canadians understand the impacts of last-mile delivery.

View the results (PDF)

Green tips for consumers

Here are some practical ways to lessen your impact on the environment.

Here are some practical ways to lessen your impact on the environment.

Recycle your mail

Environment CanadaOpens in new tab reports that landfills account for about 20% of Canada’s methane gas emissions. Recycling can significantly reduce the amount of material deposited in landfills. Many municipalities have expanded the types of items being accepted for recycling, including windowed envelopes, magazines, glossy flyer paper and catalogues. Confidential documents can be shredded, then recycled.

Change your address when you move

Use Mail Forwarding when you move or temporarily relocate to a new address. Rest assured that you’re not missing infrequent mailings such as tax slips, licenses or health card renewals and avoid unnecessarily printing duplicate mail.

Use Mail Forwarding

Don’t want advertising mail?

You can request to have your name removed from marketing lists that send personalized and unaddressed advertising mail.

You can request to have your name removed from marketing lists that send personalized and unaddressed advertising mail.

Do Not Mail Service

Contact the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) and register to have your name removed from marketing lists held by their members. This service is available free of charge.

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Consumer choice program

Opt out of receiving unaddressed advertising mail delivered by Canada Post. You’ll still receive unaddressed advertising delivered by services other than Canada Post.

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