Mail International hold a number of accreditations and memberships, find out more about these below.
Mail International are a long standing fully accredited member of the Direct Marketing Association UK (DMA). The Direct Marketing Association UK is Europe’s largest trade association in the marketing and communications sector and all members must adhere to a strict code of conduct backed by compliance audits.
The DMA was formed in 1992, following the merger of various like-minded trade bodies, forming a single voice to protect the direct marketing industry from legislative threats and promote its development.
ROYAL MAIL PARTNERS IN QUALITY
As a member of the Royal Mail Partners in Quality scheme, we commit to producing mail in accordance with Royal Mail’s core quality standards and measured performance criteria. As part of the scheme we endeavour to work with Royal Mail in order to promote mail as a marketing medium.
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest organisation lobbying on behalf of and working for small businesses.
Mail International are proud holders of the ISO 14001 standard which is independently assessed and audited.
ISO 14001:2004 was first introduced 1996 as a British Standard and requires organisations to have an environmental policy and action plan to manage their impact on their environment. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.
The Mail Distribution Accreditation Scheme (MDAS) is a quality standard, specifically developed to test the procedures and processes of magazine and direct mail production and distribution.
The scheme’s objective is to generate customer trust and confidence in the field of both international and domestic mail distribution. Launched in 2009, the scheme was commissioned by the PPA and designed in consultation with both end customers and the Mail Consolidators Association (MCA).
MDAS is process-based, with audits, site visits, checks and measurement. Accredited companies must pass an audit on how they handle, process and produce both international and domestic mail.
The accreditation is renewed annually premised upon successful compliance and having had our performance measured by client audits and customer satisfaction surveys. In December 2014, we were proud to be awarded 1st place for overall customer satisfaction following the yearly customer audits and surveys which are conducted independently by IMDAS.
The MCA acts as a forum for information sharing and joint initiatives – enabling it’s membership to work together to secure and develop the future of the international mail consolidation industry for the mutual benefit of members and their customers.
The aims and objectives for which the MCA is established are as follows to:
- Promote best practice by, and maintain standards of, its members
- Develop the industry for the benefit of its members and their customers
- Promote equality in the industry between private and public postal & parcel suppliers
- Inform and educate the market of the benefits of consolidated distribution services
- Protect, promote and further the interests of its members
In meeting these aims and objectives the MCA seeks to encourage growth and profitability of the industry.