Being one of the largest companies in the country, Lithuania Post is striving to develop socially responsible business. Only those companies which cherish the welfare of its employees and society may expect success in business. Last year, adhering to the above-said principle, Lithuania Post paid a special attention and expressed support to social and environmental projects and staff training.
Society. Running the densest network of access points, Lithuania Post contributes to social projects carried out both in regional towns and the largest cities of the country.
Last year Lithuania Post actively cooperated with the Lithuanian police. In Kaunas and Rokiškis districts, the postmen of Lithuania Post distributed for free the police’s leaflets informing the residents where they can seek for help in case of misfortune or how they can protect themselves against fraud.
Last year, the education of children remained among top priorities of the company. As usually, the winners of Letter Writing Competition 2011 were awarded and the theme of 2012 was declared. This year children are invited to write and send their essays about the Olympic Games and sportsmen participating in them. With this topic, the United Nations are aiming to increase the children’s interest in sports.
It was the third subsequent year of Lithuania Post’s participation in the project Moksleiviai – į Vyriausybę (Schoolchildren to the Government). The project aims to increase the interest of senior pupils in the activities of state institutions, the works of politicians and to strengthen their determination to become more active citizens.
Last year it was the first time when the company joined the project Idėjos padėjėjos (Helping Ideas) initiated by the Order of Malta. By encouragement to perform good deeds, the young volunteers of the Corps of the Order of Malta invited all schoolchildren of Lithuania to make small groups, think up ideas for a charity event and make it implemented.
Post offices became an attractive place for various artistic projects. A year ago, Vilnius and Kaunas main post offices hosted several performances involving sounds, views, and installations.
Environment. Lithuania Post’s initiative to pick up used batteries received the greatest support from the public. All residents of the country were encouraged to bring used and disposable batteries to post offices and drop them into special boxes bearing the Gyvas medis (Live Tree) mark.
Almost two thousand used batteries of a standard size (AA) were picked up at post offices within a period of several months. This makes almost forty kilograms of harmful and unfriendly waste.
The Post Office of Anykščiai collected 11 kilograms of batteries and became the leader of this environmental project. A smaller amount of disposable batteries, approximately 10 kilograms, was collected by the residents of Molėtai.
The employees of Lithuania Post expressed their support to environment-oriented ideas and took an active part in the company’s internal campaign Žaliai ir atsakingai (Greenly and Responsibly). By saving water, electricity, and paper, the company‘s employees considerably reduced the consumption of these resources.
The employees of Lithuania Post did not miss a chance to participate in the environment cleaning initiative Darom covering the whole country. More than one thousand employees joined this campaign last year and cleaned the surrounding environment both in large cities and small towns.
It was the second time when the company’s employees took part in the biggest event for bicyclists arranged in Vilnius – Velomaratonas (Velomarathon). The initiative grounded on the four values – ecology, safety, health, and family – aims at strengthening the cycling culture in Lithuania. The distance of 8 kilometres was pedalled not only by the employees residing in Vilnius, but also by those having arrived from other regions of Lithuania.
Employees. In 2011, for the first time ever, the postal staff underwent trainings in the customer service area. In the course of the trainings, which lasted half a year, almost two thousand customer service specialists and heads of post offices participated in the trainings arranged according to a special programme.
During the trainings the postal staff not only received theoretical knowledge on high customer service but also developed practical skills through fulfilment of various tasks and teamwork tasks oriented to problem solution.
Lithuania Post pays a special attention to the improvement of working conditions for its staff. There is a collective agreement signed between the trade unions representing the employees of Lithuania Post and the company. The agreement has been signed with a purpose to create better conditions for smooth work of the company, to ensure better safety and health, salary and other conditions for all categories of employees.