ESG highlights

bpostgroup Official Report on Business Year 2023: ESG highlights from Radial Fulfillment

This excerpt from the bpostgroup official report on business year 2023 focuses on the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) achievements of Radial Fulfillment, a key subsidiary within the bpostgroup network.

Sustainable Procurement:

  • Radial North America leveraged bpostgroup’s ESG strategy to implement responsible sourcing practices.
  • Preferred vendors must comply with ESG principles and invest in social initiatives within the communities they serve.
  • A newly established procurement department strengthens these efforts.

Community Engagement:

  • Radial partnered with Feeding America® for a nationwide food drive, collecting over 2,000 lbs. of food.
  • An Employee Match Program doubled employee donations to Feeding America®, resulting in $10.1K in aid.
  • The Community Engagement PTO Policy allows employees paid time off for volunteering, with over 1,940 volunteer hours logged in 2023.

Environmental Initiatives:

  • bpostgroup’s carbon footprint reduction efforts yielded positive results despite an expanded reporting scope.
  • Radial North America installed its first electric vehicle charging stations at a new Indiana facility.
  • Radial’s California facility utilizes a solar panel installation that meets most of its electricity needs.

Sustainable Packaging:

  • Radial transitioned two high-volume shippers to 100% recycled corrugate packaging for a major client.
  • FSC-certified materials were sourced for specific brands within the client’s portfolio.
  • A paper-based, curbside recyclable mailbag solution diverted over 1,292 kilos of material from waste during peak season.

Safety and Employee Wellbeing:

  • Radial US outperformed the national average injury rate by 80% through continuous improvement programs and safety initiatives.
  • 90% of bpostgroup employees received Code of Conduct training in 19 languages.
  • Dedicated IT security training was implemented for all Landmark Global Inc. employees.
  • Cognitive bias training equipped Radial North America’s leadership and managers for fairer evaluations.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I):

  • The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) empowers women and allies through skills development and leadership training.
  • WIN membership grew by 5% in 2023 with expansion to fulfillment centers.
  • The annual WIN conference offered personal and professional development opportunities for members.

This summary highlights Radial Fulfillment’s commitment to social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and employee well-being, aligning with bpostgroup’s broader strategic goals.