DigiGreeNPost project aims to transform Europe's postal industry for a digital and sustainable future

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The Association of European Public Postal Operators AISBL has been an integral part of the consortium implementing the DigiGreeNPost Project "Towards a more Digital & Greener Postal Era" since 2022. This ongoing project, foreseen to run until 2025, holds particular significance within the framework of the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2023-25 'Safe and healthy work in the digital age', in which the organisation serves as an official campaign partner.

The European postal industry has been highlighted as a crucial pillar of the economy, particularly evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, it confronts substantial challenges in navigating the shifts towards digitalisation and sustainability. Amid its rapid transition into a new digital era, the sector has experienced significant growth in digital services over the past five years. Simultaneously, statistics highlight various ecological concerns, including rising CO2 emissions, water usage, and waste generation per postal employee.

Recognising the need for adaptation and innovation, the DigiGreeNPost project aims to bolster the resilience of the industry by providing upskilling and reskilling opportunities for postal employees in green and digital competencies. Moreover, by fostering a deeper understanding of the importance of digital and green-related jobs, the project seeks to empower postal workers, managers, trainers, and relevant stakeholders to drive growth and excellence in the sector.

PostEurop's collaboration with the campaign underscores its commitment to promoting safe, healthy, and green work environments in the digital age. As the postal industry navigates the emerging risks, initiatives like the DigiGreeNPost project play a crucial role in shaping a future-ready workforce.

Read more about mainstreaming OSH into education and skills development through OSHVET as well as workers’ safety and health in green jobs on EU-OSHA website.