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Royal Mail plc

Royal Mail plc is a publicly listed company headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK). In October 2022 the company changed its name to International Distribution Services plc. In 2021, its revenue was USD 16.3 billion. The company is a multinational postal service and courier company. It was established in 1516 and was state-owned until its privatisation in 2013.

Ranking position
#9 /90
Total score
37.3 /100

29.0 /60
Core social indicators
7.0 /20
Just transition
1.3 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
4.3 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
  • Trend line is equal
  • Trend line is down
Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-90)


7.0 /100 #56

Material investment

0.0 /100 #53

Intangible investment

15.0 /100 #10

Sold products

0.0 /100 #22


77.9 /100 #3

Supplier engagement

33.3 /100 #24

Client engagement

35.0 /100 #30

Policy engagement

35.0 /100 #18

Business model

18.8 /100 #11

ACT assessment

Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


The company receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. The company does not disclose sufficient data to measure its progress towards its goals. However, it has taken some necessary actions to transition to a low-carbon business, notably integrating a low-carbon transition into its management structure. The company continues to expand the number of zero-emission vehicles in its fleet and has set targets to operate zero-emission delivery fleets by 2035 for its UK operations.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core social assessment

More about the company

London, United Kingdom
USD 16.3 billion
Publicly listed