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Each panel of judges had a large number of high-quality submissions to sift through before the 3 or 4 shortlisted in each category could be settled on. These deliberations have resulted in a total of nn finalists for the Awards, reflecting both the geographical diversity of the applicants and the variety of products and services submitted by operators and suppliers to the mail industry.

This year’s categories and shortlists are as follows:

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (Sponsored by Deutsche Post World Net)
Empresa Brasileira de Correios e Telégrafos for its Postal Bank initiative
Royal Mail Group plc for its CSR programme
South Africa Post Office for its Mzansi project
TNT for its Corporate Sustainability policy

CUSTOMER SERVICE (Sponsored by Innovapost)
Saudi Post Corporation for its WASEL “last mile” programme
South Africa Post Office for its eBDN (electronic bulk mail delivery notes) system
The U.S. Postal Service for its Change of Address initiative in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

e-COMMERCE (Sponsored by ME-News)
Korea Post for its Internet Shopping Mall
Royal Mail Wholesale for its web based tools supporting Downstream Access
South Africa Post Office for its Post Box Renewals Online Service

INNOVATION (Sponsored by Emirates Post)
E-Box for its optimised delivery initiative leading to increased efficiency and reduced costs
Estonian Post for its card transaction via GSM phone payment solution
Japan Post for its Chilled Yu-Pack business model for sending perishable items by parcel post
UPS Mail Innovations for its Automated Processing System (APS) to reduce handling of business mail

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT (Sponsored by Australia Post)
Magyar Posta for its project “People are our competitive advantage”
Post Denmark for its “Total Involvement in Quality (TIQ)” process
South Africa Post Office for its “Winning Teams” training project

QUALITY (Sponsored by Spring)
CTT Correios de Portugal for its quality of service monitoring system, DIAMON
Q-Post for its Quality Management Center
Saudi Post Corporation for its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solution

SECURITY (Sponsored by Royal Mail)
BioDefense Corporation for its MailDefender product
Post Denmark for its action against robberies and theft in post offices
Powdersafe Pty Limited for its Powdersafe contaminated mail isolation system

TECHNOLOGY (Sponsored by Intermec)
E-Box for its self-service solutions for parcels and mail (shipping and delivery)
Japan Post “Post Cubes” mail and parcel delivery solution
Korea Post for its establishment and operation of Korea Post Logistics System (PostNet)
Syslore Ltd for its mCorrection® real-time address look-up software solution

TRANSFORMATION (Sponsored by IBM)
Guernsey Post Limited for transformation through project management
La Poste / De Post for “The three years that changed the Belgian Post”
Libanpost s.a.l. for transformation of the national postal services in Lebanon
Vanuatu Post Limited for transformation of the postal service in Vanuatu

The remaining award, Industry Leadership (sponsored by Pitney Bowes), is judged using different criteria so no shortlist will be released. The winner will be announced at the ceremony along with the other awards.

The judges will meet on the afternoon of 10 May, a few hours before the ceremony, to finalise their decisions and choose a winner for each award. The Gala Dinner will take place in the Rive Gauche St Jacques hotel later that evening, on the eve of the World Mail & Express Europe Conference. Multi-lingual journalist, compere and television presenter Alex Taylor will present the awards, along with a senior executive from each of the sponsoring companies.

Notes for Editors:

  • The first annual World Mail Awards (WMA) were presented in Paris in May 2000
  • World Mail & Express (WMX) events have been running since 1988, and are also organised by Triangle Management Services, based in the UK;
  • 2006 will also see Mail and Express Summits in the UK and South America, as well as the London-based Mail Show and UK Mail Awards in October and November;
  • Press delegates are welcome to attend – for more information on the WMA or WMX events, please contact events@triangle.eu.com.

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