Our achievements

We believe it is important to measure ourselves against the best of our peers to assess our performance and identify areas for improvement. We are proud of the external recognition and awards we have received.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

In 2017,  Royal Mail  was  named  as  global  sustainability  leader  of  the  Transportation industry group in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. The Transportation industry group includes around 135 companies in marine, rail, logistics and aviation businesses. Royal Mail is included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index. We have been named a global leader in the indices every year we have been eligible for inclusion, since our flotation; however as industry group leader in 2017 we achieved our highest ever sustainability ranking.

 

FTSE4Good Index

We are one of the highest scoring companies in the FTSE4Good Index. We rank in the top eight per cent of companies, on account of our social, environmental and governance performance.

 

Carbon Trust Standard

In 2016-17, Royal Mail achieved triple certification to the Carbon Trust Standard for carbon, water, and waste. We became the first delivery business to be awarded the triple certification in 2014-15. 

 

2016-17 Awards

  • Listed as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women for the fourth consecutive year, in recognition of our efforts to improve the gender balance in the organisation.
  • Named as one of the top 20 companies for gender equality at senior levels in the Government-backed Hampton-Alexander Review Report.
  • Winner of the 2016 Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) Wellbeing at Work Award.
  • Received the Talent Pipeline Award at Business in the Community’s Gender Equality Awards for our approach to attracting women to frontline roles in April 2016.
  • Won the 2016 CorpComms ‘Best Partnership’ award for our work with the charity Missing People.
  • Won the Post Europe ‘Coup de Coeur’ Society Award for our partnership with the charity Missing People.
  • Received the Company Driver Safety ‘Large Fleets’ award at the Brake Fleet Safety Awards 2016.
  • Received a Green Fleet award in November 2016 for outstanding achievement, recognising our investments in cleaner vehicle and driver technology, and the progress we have made in reducing our fuel consumption and carbon emissions.
  • Received the edie (Environment Data Information Exchange) Behaviour Change and Engagement award, recognising the efforts we have made to engage colleagues in reducing waste sent to landfill.
  • Corporate Responsibility Awards that we have received include:

    2015-16 Awards

    • In 2015, we gained inclusion in the prestigious FTSE4Good Index for the first time. We scored 4.1 out of 5, ranking us in the 96th percentile.
    • Highly commended at the Better Society Awards for our national partnership with the charity Missing People
    • Recognised as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2015, for the third consecutive year
    • Won Silver for Internal Communications at the International Content Marketing Awards 2015 for our anti-bullying and harassment campaign, ‘We can sort it out’
    • Won the Community category at the Charity Times Awards 2015 for our partnership with the charity Missing People
    • Won the Community Impact (National) category at the Business Charity Awards 2015 for our partnership with the charity Missing People
    • Awarded the Platinum Payroll Giving Quality Mark Award for 2015
    • National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards - Most successful Sustained Scheme (Large Employer)

    Highly commended

    • Community Award for our partnership with charity Missing People at the Charity Times Awards
    • Royal Mail Group has been named Industry Leader 2015 of the global Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure sector. We achieved a Gold Class distinction for our sustainability performance and are listed in both the Dow Jones Europe and World Sustainability Indices.

     

       

    2014 Awards

    International CSR Excellence Awards

    Gold Winner - CSR Reports (for our 2012-13 CR Report).

     

    Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index

    4 star ranking and achieved a place in the top 10.

     

    RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment

    Silver Award. The foundation of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, we rank amongst the top four companies globally in our sector: Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure.

     

    Times Top 50 Employers for Women

     

    Payroll Giving Quality Mark Excellence Awards

    Platinum ranking.

     

    PostEurop 2014 Coup de Coeur Award for our apprenticeship programmes 

     

    Best Corporate National Partnership Champion at the Charity Times Awards 

     

    2013 Awards

    Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

    Platinum Certification – we were the first company to achieve platinum status.

     

    National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards

    Most Successful Sustained Scheme and Best Overall Campaign.

     

    Working Mums Top Employer Awards

    Career Progression Award.

     

    Women in Logistics Awards

    Company of the Year.

     

    Payroll Giving Quality Mark Excellence Awards

    Platinum ranking.

     

    Business in the Community Corporate Responsibility Index

    Platinum ranking.

     

    Business in the Community Top 10 Private Sector Organisations for Gender

    Gold standard.

     

    2012 Awards

    International Customer Management Institute

    First place for email responses. Top 50 Call Centres for Customer Service for our Door-to-Door service.

     

    Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

    Gold Certification, a status shared with only 15 other organisations worldwide.

     

    Payroll Giving Quality Mark Excellence Awards

    Platinum standard.

     

    Guinness World Record

    Most amount of money raised at a company quiz..

     

    Guinness World Record

    Most charities supported through a payroll giving scheme.

     

    Business Charity Awards Challenge

    Highly commended. Event category.

     

    Personnel Today Awards

    'Health at Work’.