In a category first, a Sustainability Impact Award, is one of three new categories to be introduced to this years’ Australia Post Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAS).

As well as the Sustainability Impact Award, a Small Business Innovation Award and Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award have been added to the 2023 event.

The Sustainability Impact Award will recognise businesses that are driving sustainable change within the eCommerce industry through demonstrated process, product or innovation.

The Small Business Innovation Award is targeted at small businesses that have innovated to deliver a new product of service, outstanding customer experience or business process.

The Diversity and Inclusion Impact Award celebrates eCommerce businesses who have supported diversity and fostered inclusion within their business including a culturally and linguistically diverse workforce, disability within the workplace, gender equality, Indigenous affairs, LGBTQIA+ and veterans.

“We are proud to bring these new award categories to this year’s Australia Post ORIAS. Just as we are committed to innovation, sustainability and diversity and inclusion, so too are many Australian online retailers, so it is wonderful to be able to recognise the great work they are doing in this area. I strongly encourage online retailers to put themselves forward for these Impact Awards,” Australia Post executive general manager of parcel, post and eCommerce services, Gary Starr said.

Entries for the Australia Post ORIAS awards are open until May 5, 2023, with finalists announced on June 13 before the gala award dinner in Sydney on July 20, 2023.