In his vision the minister writes that under current regulation it is difficult for PostNL to carry out postal delivery for consumers and small businesses profitably. PostNL considers it important that the USO remains and would like to continue carrying it out. The measures as proposed by the minister as also written in its press release will be worked out in greater detail by PostNL in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Clearly PostNL will pay attention to people who are not so mobile and other vulnerable groups in society.
The proposed law with the announced changes is expected to be sent to the Second Chamber early 2014. PostNL hopes that the actions can be implemented gradually from 2015.
In case of any discrepancy with the Dutch version of this press release, the Dutch version prevails.
PostNL is the inventive partner in the world of sending and receiving. We have been so for 200 years already. We are primarily active in the fields of mail, parcels and e-commerce, but we also offer services in the areas of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxemburg. PostNL employs a total of more than 59,000 people. In 2013 our revenues reached € 4.3 billion.
We like to stay ahead of things. We are the most modern postal company in the world. We are proud of that. As the first listed postal company, we are an example to the rest of the world in automatic letter sorting. And our innovative parcels network is completely adapted to the wishes of web retailers.