The scheme, launched in 2008, is a quality standard designed to generate trust and confidence among publishers in the distribution companies accredited by the scheme.
To become accredited, companies have to pass a comprehensive process-based audit, assessing how they handle customers’ mail.
Intermedia’s Managing Director John Bardsley said: "We are delighted to be accredited with the PPA's MDAS quality standard, which underlines our commitment to delivering market-leading levels of service to our publisher clients.
“Our direct mail business is a very important part of our magazine logistical service offer and supports our growing presence in the subscription market. With this clear endorsement by the PPA of the standards to which we operate, we look forward to extending our services to both existing and new publishers seeking reliable and trusted solutions in the field of direct mail."
MDAS scheme manager David Robottom added: "MDAS continues to grow and we’re pleased to welcome Intermedia to the scheme. Their addition ensures even more publishers will benefit from MDAS standards."
Other companies currently accredited under the scheme are Air Business, Baker Goodchild, BTB Mailflight, Direct Link, IMX, Jordan & Co International, La Poste UK, Mail International, Postal Logistics International, and Total Mail.
The PPS says: “The Mail Distribution Accreditation Scheme (MDAS) is a quality standard, specifically developed to test the procedures and processes of international and national mail distribution. The MDAS Customer Satisfaction Survey questions publishers on the services provided by MDAS-accredited mail consolidators and distributors. The scheme was originally known as the International Mail Distribution Accreditation Scheme (IMDAS).”