As a Government Business Enterprise (GBE) that operates under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 (APC Act), Australia Post is a completely self-funded business with both commercial and community service obligations. It requires us to make the best use of our assets and resources, enabling us in turn to earn profits that can be reinvested in our business for the benefit of the Australian community.
Each year, we make a direct contribution of over $3 billion to national GDP through our operations; and the indirect economic impacts that flow from our activities contribute almost as much again.
Our workforce of more than 75,000 people is made up of 35,000 employees and an extended workforce of contractors, licensees and subcontractors. We continue to place the safety of our people as our highest priority because we believe everyone should feel safe and well in the course of their day. We are committed to enhancing our reputation and performance as a responsible business, and we are actively pursuing our goal of reducing our environmental impacts.