CSR Coups de Coeur Awards - Employees
PostNL: Recognition for promoting inclusive employability
About 1,700 people work at PostNL with a distance to the labor market. The company wants to offer a fair chance to everyone who can and wants to work, because it is a way for people to participate in society and develop their talents. Providing a decent workplace for people who are set aside from the labor market, is an integral part of PostNL diversity and inclusion policy.
PostNL has set up an integrated process with personal mentoring and guidance to accommodate the workforce in collaboration with social work companies and municipalities. The company actively seeks and creates jobs in its operation both on location and on the road to accommodate this specific part of the workforce.
A pilot has recently been launched with a modified cargo bike that can be linked to a wheelchair for the delivery of mail. There is potential of approximately 20 to 30 workplaces for wheelchair-dependent candidates in the coming years, in every city where mail is now delivered by electric cargo bike.
RESULTS and IMPACT
PostNL received a recognition, the PSO certificate and achieved step 2 on the Social Enterprise Performance Ladder (PSO). The PSO is quality mark that measures and makes visible the degree of social entrepreneurship. The goal is to grow to the highest step (3) on the PSO ladder by 2023.