Royal Mail


Royal Mail Group plc is a British postal service and courier company, originally established in 1516 as a department of the English government. The company's subsidiary Royal Mail Group Limited operates the brands Royal Mail (letters) and Parcelforce Worldwide (parcels). General Logistics Systems, an international logistics company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Mail Group. For most of its history, the Royal Mail was a public service, operating as a government department or public corporation. Following the Postal Services Act 2011, a majority of the shares in Royal Mail were floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2013. The UK government initially retained a 30% stake in Royal Mail, but sold its remaining shares in 2015, ending 499 years of state ownership. It is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.



Royal Mail publicly states a focus on the following goals


Royal Mail publicly declares measurable environmental and/or social commitments, but doesn’t say how these support the goals


Royal Mail publicly shares examples of positive environmental / social actions, but doesn’t say how these support the goals


Royal Mail publicly shares environmental / social data, but doesn’t how this supports progress towards the goals


Royal Mail shares information about involving its suppliers in environmental / social issues but doesn’t mention involving them in supporting the goals

Review date: 01 October 2020
Country: United Kingdom