On 9 October, the world’s postal companies celebrate World Post Day. For the fifth time in a row, Swiss Post has taken top spot and been named the “world’s best postal service”. The Universal Postal Union announced this in its annual study. Every year, it analyses how well postal companies are internationally networked, among other things. Below, Swiss Post takes a closer look at postal items leaving Switzerland by air, and highlights the importance of international cooperation and how postal companies around the world make an important contribution to air traffic safety.
Swiss Post’s e-voting project is moving into the next phase: Swiss Post is publishing a further system component – the source code of its beta version – and is launching a global bug bounty programme. The company is consistently publishing the details of its e-voting system. This is to ensure its system meets the highest security standards. Experts and system testers around the world have been invited to share their ideas and the findings of their analysis with Swiss Post.
Mail carrier Anna Egger has her hands full: her vehicle is packed with parcels, letters and newspapers, all of which have to be delivered to the residents of the Safiental in Graubünden by midday. To make these deliveries, she has to travel over 100 kilometres. Anna’s route is the longest mail delivery round in Switzerland and winds over steep slopes in a region teeming with nature.