For the first time, La Poste has participated in an energy consumption drop operation entitled "Challenge families positive energy" in partnership with the Parisian Climate Agency. This action was initiated during the global event for climate protection, the COP21.
A project that contributes to the CSR’s commitments of the group La Poste
To initiate with Parisian postmen an approach to energy management in connection with the common priority program (PPC) energy transition of the group, the direction of mail and packages (in French DSCC) in Paris and the Regional Directorate of the Group in the Ile de-France signed a partnership with the association "Paris Climate Agency" (APC). This approach is deployed as a challenge called "Families challenge to positive energy”.
A challenge won by a team of postmen
The “Families challenge to positive energy” is open to all individuals and companies. It is based on the commitment of a formed team of 5 to 10 household to reach 8% energy saving compared to the last winter. This challenge is based on the overall progress of the behavior of competitors in six months consumption.
Thus, since the 1st of December 2015, six teams of postal workers from different facilities for preparation and distribution of Parisian Mail, have agreed to implement in their homes, eco-daily actions to reduce their energy bills.
April the 31st 2016, closing date of the challenge, a team of postmen composed of 7 people from the Preparation Platform and Mail Distribution (CDPP) of the 9th district of Paris won the challenge. At the closing event, held the last 4th of June, Yves Contassot, President of Paris Climate Agency (APC), presented the awards to the winners.
A 15% average reduction in energy consumption
Thanks to its mobilization, the winning postmen team achieved 38% energy savings, thus resulting in a decrease in their bills. All participants achieved a 15% average reduction of energy consumption, so a reduction of 14,635 kWh, equivalent to the annual consumption of a Parisian apartment. It is also 1.2 tons of CO2 emissions avoided, or 3 round trips Paris-Marseille by car.