Our sustainability partnerships

We're an active supporter of leading national and international sustainability initiatives, including:

Australia Network on Disability (member since 2004)

Australian Packaging Covenant (a signatory since 2002)

Business for Societal Impact (member since 2009)

Carbon Disclosure Project (since 2015)

Catalyst (member since 2015)

Diversity Council Australia (member since 2010)

Earth Hour (supporter since 2007)

Equal Employment Opportunity Network (EEON)
(member since 2016)

Global Reporting Initiative (reported in line since 2010)

International Integrated Reporting Framework (reported in line since 2016)

National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO) (since 2010)

Reconciliation Australia - Reconciliation Action Plan program (member since 2011)

Safety and Rehabilitation and Compensation Licensees Association (SRCLA)
(President representation & member since 2009)

Social Traders Connect (member since 2015)

Supply Nation (member since 2010)

United Nations Global Compact (signatory since 2010)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Finance Framework & Second Party Opinion

Australia Post has developed a Sustainable Finance Framework to demonstrate how we intend to use sustainable finance to support our sustainability strategy. Read the two documents or our release to find out more:

Our sustainability awards

We've been recognised as a national leader in international sustainability initiatives, these include:

2022 awards and achievements
Australian Financial Review’s 2022 ‘Sustainability Leaders’ list, celebrating Australasian companies that are making real progress in tackling sustainability challenges and delivering business value along the way. This is for the way we’re managing our carbon emissions during a period of rapid growth, including via property efficiency programs and ongoing investment in electric vehicles. 
2021 awards and achievements
‘Best Integrated Report’ at the International Corporate Register Reporting Awards (CRRA) for our 2020 Annual Report which outlines our commitment to building a sustainable future serving our community 
‘Best Carrier’ at the NORA Solution Partner Awards in recognition of the way we worked through the challenges of COVID-19 in 2020, including supporting vulnerable people
‘Recovery at and Return to Work Award’ at the Comcare National Work Health and Safety Awards for our outstanding success in creating safe workplaces
‘Individual Contribution Award - Angus Becsi’ at the Comcare National Work Health and Safety Awards for successfully transforming employee engagement, safety culture and leadership at the Perth mail and parcel centres
2020 awards and achievements
'Best Integrated Report’ at the International Corporate Register Reporting Awards (CRRA) for our 2019 Annual Report
'World Post & Parcel Awards' – Australia Post won the Corporate Social Responsibility category
2019 awards and achievements
Finalist, Banksia Awards large business category, for our 2020-22 Group Corporate Responsibility Plan
‘Business and Government Member of the Year’ finalist at the Social Traders Awards
‘Social Procurement Champion of the Year - Stephanie Roache, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Community & Consumer’ finalist at the Social Traders Awards
‘Big Spender Category’ winner for leveraging our procurement spend to create positive social impact at the Social Traders Awards
‘Top 10 Most Innovative Companies’ - in the Australian Financial Review BOSS Most Innovative Companies List for the Government, Education and Not-for-Profit industry for the introduction of our safe and sustainable, three-wheel electric delivery vehicles
'Best Integrated Report – Australia Post’s 2018 Annual Report’ at the Corporate Register Reporting Awards (CRRA)
'World Post & Parcel Awards' – Australia Post was a finalist in the Corporate Social Responsibility category
'Corporate Member of the Year – Australia Post' at Supply Nation’s Supplier Diversity Awards
'Procurement Professional of the Year – Steve Hansen, Strategic Procurement Manager, Chief Operating Office' at Supply Nation’s Supplier Diversity Awards 
'Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year – Stephanie Roache, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Community & Consumer' at Supply Nation’s Supplier Diversity Awards
'Outstanding Impact Award 2019 – Australia Post' at Supply Nation’s Supplier Diversity Awards
'Most Innovative WHS (Work Health & Safety) Idea (Large Organisation)' at the Hunter Safety Awards for our eDV pilot in the Hunter region
'Most Popular Infrastructure, Utilities & Logistics Employer' finalist, Australia Post was recognised as a leading graduate employer by the Australian Financial Review, commended for recruiting candidates with a wide range of skill-sets and backgrounds.
2018 awards and achievements
'Best Carrier – StarTrack' at the National Online Retailer Association (NORA) Solution Provider Excellence Awards
'Best Payments Gateway – SecurePay' at the National Online Retailer Association (NORA) Solution Provider Excellence Awards
'Outstanding Achievement in Industry Leadership' winner at the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Awards
'Creative Partnership Award - Australia Post and PonyUp for Good' at the Social Enterprise Awards
'Procurement in Action' finalist at the Social Enterprise Awards
'LGBTI Employee Network Group' winner at the Australian LGBTI Awards for our Post Pride
'Best Federal Government IT project' award for our Digital iD solution at the iTnews Benchmark Awards
'Prevention Award' finalist at Comcare's Work Health and Safety Awards
'Digital Innovation of the year' winner at the Postal & Parcel Technology International Awards
'Allan Fels Mental Health Award' finalist in the Australia HR Institute (AHRI) Awards for our 2017 Safety Time, which focused on mental health
'Employee Network category' finalist in the Australian LGBTI Awards
2017 awards and achievements
Transport and Logistics Executive of the Year at the CEO Magazine's 2017 Executive of the Year Awards (Bob Black, CEO of StarTrack and Group COO of Australia Post)
'Overall Winner’ at the CIPS Australasian Supply Management Awards
‘Best Contribution to Corporate Responsibility’ at the CIPS Australasian Supply Management Awards for our commitment to social and sustainable procurement
CareerTrackers Business Development Award for our continued commitments to sustainably grow the partnership, build Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples talent and mentor other organisations who are beginning their CareerTrackers journey
Best Customer Centric Project at the Customer Experience Excellence Awards for My Post
Inspirational Role Model of the Year at the Australian LGBTI Awards
(Sharon Carroll, Diversity & Inclusion Partner)
Asia-Pacific Innovation in Energy & Sustainability Silver Stevie Award for the
Nespresso Australia Post recycling satchel
Asia-Pacific Innovation in Business Information Apps Bronze Stevie Award for the SnapIt App
2016 awards and achievements
Canstar Blue’s Most Satisfied Customers award for Small Business Courier Services
Australian Packaging Covenant Award for Outstanding Achievement in Packaging Stewardship
Australian Packaging Covenant Shipping and Transport Sector Award for
excellence in packaging innovation
AHRI Indigenous Employment Award finalist
Graeme Innes AM Award finalist for Disability Employment
CommsCon Award finalist, 'Best government relations campaign - Your Post is Evolving'
2015 awards and achievements
Banksia Large Business Sustainability Leadership award for environmental sustainability
Carbon Disclosure Project - awarded a 98B response score
Property Council of Australia's Innovation and Excellence Awards 'Best Sustainable Development - Existing Buildings' for the Australia Post StarTrack House Sydney. The first refurbished building in Australia to receive triple 5 Start Green Star certification for Office Design, Office As Built and Office Interiors categories
2014 awards and achievements
Ranked 10th in the Randstad Award for the most attractive employer in Australia
Awarded a 5 Star Green Star - Interiors certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for our South Australian corporate headquarters
National Disability Awards finalist for our disability-awareness film, Work Mate
Comcare Work Health and Safety awards winner - Category 4B
'An individual with responsibility for WHS as part of their duties'
2013 awards and achievements
Australian Human Resources Institute Award for Workplace Relations in recognition of our strategy to deliver our first back-to-back enterprise agreement
The Energy Efficiency Council and Energy Users Association of Australia awarded
Australia Post the Leading Energy User Award 2013
2010 awards and achievements
ACCSR recognition as the "most improved organisation" over a one-year timeframe
2009 awards and achievements
Awarded Diversity@work's Overall National Diversity and Inclusion Champion Award
in the large organisation category
World Mail Awards' finalist, Corporate Social Responsibility category,
for our adoption of an enterprise-wide strategy
Scored above average in International Post Corporation's Environmental Management system survey
2007 awards and achievements
New South Wales Violence Against Women Prevention Award for our work in the prevention of violence against women
2006 awards and achievements
Together with Opera Australia, received the Australian Business Arts Foundation Qantaslink Regional Award, recognising our commitment to taking opera to thousands of people in regional Australia
1998 awards and achievements
Awarded Banksia Award in the Government category for our environmental leadership