Understanding our environmental impact

    We’re building a sustainable future by reducing our environmental impact. Our energy conservation efforts aim to benefit consumers and the planet.

    How we’re protecting the environment

    We’re committed to reducing environmental risks and issues with:

    • Asbestos
    • Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) storage and disposal
    • Fuel storage tanks management
    • Ozone-depleting substances
    • Occupation of lands and buildings containing regulated substances
    • Acquisition and disposal of lands and buildings
    • Toxic substances and hazardous waste
    • Waste management
    • Vehicle fuel consumption and idling time

    Green tips for consumers

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

    Recycling bin

    Recycle your mail

    Environment Canada 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.

    Pen writing return address on envelope

    Include a return address

    Get the mail you send out returned to you if the receiving address is incorrect and avoid having to create and send a new copy.

    Envelopes and two arrows

    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
    Online financial statement

    Get your bills and statements online

    Organize your money statements and bills in one place, for free, with epost™. It’s convenient, secure and environmentally friendly.

    Learn about epost

    Don’t want 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.

    Register for Do not mail service

    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.

    Stop receiving advertising mail