OSCAR: equipping the postal sector to tackle climate change

Postal activities from the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) member countries generated 62 billion tons of CO2 in 2014. To equip postal services around the world to be able to identify reduction levers, UPU partnered with Quantis to develop OSCAR.

OSCAR is the new Online Solution for Carbon Analysis and Reporting for the postal industry. OSCAR will enable the UPU’s 192 member countries and their postal agencies to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions and to identify mitigation opportunities.

The tool provides 20 key performance indicators, such as carbon emission per letter, per kilometre driven or per ton-kilometre transported by plane. Posts results can be compared to different operators within their geographical region and assess results against industry average.

Moreover, by using OSCAR postal agencies can benefit from:

  • an efficient and streamlined data collection process
  • improved data quality
  • the alignment of a carbon inventory schedule to the needs of reporting requirements
  • automatically generating specific reports for each postal agency
  •  a facilitated review process thanks to an integrated modification follow-up option

OSCAR is fully available in 6 languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Portuguese) on the OSCAR website.

For more information visit the UPU website or watch this video!