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The IPC Environmental Measurement and Monitoring System

EMMS 5 Years

Since the start of the programme in 2008, the original EMMS participants have already achieved a score of 76% in carbon management proficiency and reduced combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 19.4%. Many participants have increased the number of alternative fuel / fuel capable vehicles they use, often piloting new models. The EMMS programme has also become much more global in its reach. Five new participants have joined us, including two from Africa (South African Post Office and Nigerian Postal Service) and one from South America (Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Tel├ęgrafos); this brings the total to 25 across five continents.


Having made significant progress with carbon emissions in only a few years and with further reductions anticipated, the group is now keen to expand the programme into other areas, such as waste management and sustainable procurement. This spirit of continuous improvement keeps IPC and the participants firmly focused on the advances that can be made in the future.