And they weren't even compelled... "Global Postal Industry Sets 20% Carbon Reduction Target by 2020 (Transport Intelligence) The postal industry became the first services sector to set a global emissions target for the industry when the International Post Corporation (IPC), which represents the world's leading post operators, announced that 20 postal operators will work together to collectively reduce their carbon emissions by 20% by 2020, based on 2008 levels. The commitment to an industry-wide carbon reduction target was announced at a panel discussion hosted moderated by Nadine Dereza on the postal industry and climate change. During the discussion, Jean-Paul Bailly, Chairman of the International Post Corporation and CEO of Groupe La Poste, presented the industry's first IPC Postal Sector Sustainability Report on the Environment. Twenty post operators, who collectively represent 80% of global mail volumes, participated in this first round of reporting, using IPC's Environmental Measurement and Monitoring System, developed specifically for the industry. IPC members manage over 100,000 facilities and 600,000 transport vehicles. The 20 posts that contributed to the Sustainability Report collectively currently emit 8.36 million tonnes of CO2. The target set will reduce that total to 6.69 million tonnes by 2020. "This is a momentous occasion, not just for us in the postal industry, but for business as a whole", said Jean-Paul Bailly. "As the first services sector to unite on a global scale to tackle its industry's global carbon footprint, we're demonstrating what can be done when organisations work together. Curbing CO2 emissions is something that concerns the entire industry, and it makes sense to take a sector approach to reaching a solution," he concluded. The 20 post operators who took part in the EMMS report and have together set the joint emissions reduction target are: An Post, Ireland; Australia Post; Canada Post; Correios de Portugal; Correos y TelÃ©grafos, Spain; Deutsche Post DHL, Germany; Groupe La Poste, France; Hellenic Post, Greece; Itella, Finland; De Post/La Poste, Belgium; Magyar Posta, Hungary; New Zealand Post; Norway Post; Posten Norden, Denmark and Sweden; Postes et TÃ©lÃ©communications Luxembourg; Royal Mail, United Kingdom; Swiss Post; TNT, The Netherlands; and the United States Postal Service."