About economic sustainability
The UPU provides postal operators with tools and knowledge to increase the quality and accessibility of their services; implement cost-efficient business methods; and stimulate the responsible use of natural, human and financial capital. We also encourage the implementation of ethical procurement processes, and the use of an integrated approach to environmental, social and economic management.
With 2 billion accounts worldwide, the postal sector plays an important role in providing access to affordable financial services to the general public, in particular to people who are often excluded, such as low-income populations, women, young people and rural communities. These financial services include bank accounts, payments, safe money transfers and credit. The UPU Financial Inclusion Programme makes research and technical assistance available to postal operators, supporting them in providing more relevant, efficient and impactful financial services to excluded populations and MSMEs.