ROYAL Mail bosses have announced that its performance in the DE postcode area has beaten targets this year.
Newly-released figures show that, between April and June 2013 94.1 per cent of First Class mail was delivered on time, the next day after posting.
The statistics, which have been released following the publication of its Quality of Service report, also show that it beat its Second Class mail target, delivering 99 per cent within three working days, against a target of 98.5 per cent
Paul Whitehouse, delivery director for Royal Mail, said: “It is excellent news that we have exceeded our targets for First Class and Second Class letters and parcels.
“We are committed to maintaining our high standards of service for all of our customers – consumers and businesses in rural areas as well as towns and cities across the Derby DE postcode area.
“Our postmen and women are delivering to one of the highest and most challenging next-day performance targets in Europe while we are undertaking one of the UK’s biggest transformation projects.”
Royal Mail also beat its First Class and Second Class mail quality targets nationally in the first quarter of the 2013/14 financial year and 93.4 per cent of First Class mail arrived on time.
The Second Class mail target was also exceeded, with 99 per cent of this mail delivered within three working days, against a target of 98.5 per cent.