BRUSSELS, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Recognising Excellence in Europe.
In 2014, 8 organisations were nominated for the EFQM Excellence Award. Out of the 8 nominees, the jury identified one Award Winner, 4 Prize Winners and 3 Finalists. All the Finalists are organisations that can demonstrate a sustained level of excellence over at least 3 years which sets them apart from their peers. To become an EFQM Prize Winner, they must also demonstrate that they are a role model in a specific Fundamental Concept of Excellence, such as Leadership, Innovation or Customer Focus.
The Award is a prestigious recognition only bestowed by the Jury to an organisation demonstrating they are truly a Role Model of Excellence. If the Jury feels that none of the applicants can clearly demonstrate this level of Excellence, no Award is given that year. This is what makes the EFQM Award such a prestigious award. This year, the Jury decided to recognise Bosch Tecnologie Diesel e Sistemi Frenanti S.p.A. (a Bosch manufacturing plant in Bari, Italy) as the EFQM Award Winner for 2014.
Marc Amblard, Chief Executive Officer of EFQM, comments: "This 23rd edition of the EFQM Award is somewhat unique: it coincides with the celebration of EFQM 25th anniversary. 25 years of promoting excellence and helping organisations of all types in all sectors deploy the EFQM Excellence Model to improve their overall performance. Over 500 organisations undergo an EFQM assessment each year but only a few reach the highest level of maturity. This year's EFQM Award recognizes not only the Award and Prize winners for the sustainable excellence they have demonstrated, but all those who participated; their relentless efforts to achieve superior performance is remarkable. Now many organisations in the EFQM Community can learn from their good practices. Congratulations!"
We are committed to help organisations improve performance through the EFQM Excellence Model, a management framework used by over 30 000 organisations. To help you implement our Model, we provide training, assessment tools and recognition. But our real talent comes from gathering good practices and integrating those within our portfolio for your benefit.
About the EFQM Excellence Award
The objective of the EFQM Excellence Award is to recognise the best performing organisations, whether private, public or non-profit. It recognises industry leaders with an indisputable track record of success in turning strategy into action and continuously improving their organisation's performance. All applicants are assessed by a team of independent, trained assessors from our Members who spend an average of 500 hours assessing each applicant.
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