List of national quality awards

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An EFQM Excellence Award from 2012

This list of national quality awards is an index to articles about notable national awards for quality, typically associated with business and manufacturing.


Ludwig-Erhard-Preis 2010

A national quality award is typically part of a larger effort by a government to make its country's businesses more competitive in the world economy.[1] The awarding institutions are generally either government departments or ministries[a] or not-for-profit organizations with government ties.[b] In many countries, however, the awarding institutions are consortia of businesses.[c] Candidate companies compete in award-specific assessments of business quality and excellence criteria.[2] The assessments are annual and firms who wish to be considered for the awards file applications with the organization that conducts the competition in their home country. Competitors are evaluated by teams of examiners who are volunteers in Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and possibly elsewhere. Several examiners separately evaluate company submissions against award criteria after which they meet to discuss their findings and to agree on a consensus score. The highest scoring firms advance to the next phase where examiners perform site visits to compare actual practices against those reported in the company submission and finally, awards are given to companies whose practices best fulfill the criteria of the award models.[3]

While each nation's awards programs only consider businesses within its national borders, there are two notable exceptions: The EFQM Excellence Award is a transnational award open to businesses operating in one or more European countries and the Deming Prize, which began as the Japan Quality Medal, became the first (and as of 2014 the only) global quality award in 1984.[4]

The most widely recognized quality awards are the Deming Prize (the first of its kind) and the EFQM Excellence and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards (due to their size).[5][6] The national quality award phenomenon grew out of the Total Quality Management movement of the 1980s.[7]


National quality awards[8][9][10]
Name Region Country Administering organization Began
Australian Business Excellence Awards[11] Oceania Australia SAI Global[d] 1988
Belgian Business Excellence Award[13] Europe Belgium Flemish Quality Management Center 1990
Canada Awards for Excellence North America Canada Excellence Canada 1989[e]
China Quality Award[15] Asia China China Association for Quality 2001
Deming Prize Asia Japan Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers 1951
Dubai Government Excellence Award Middle East UAE Dubai Government Excellence Program 1997
Dutch Quality Assessment[16] Europe Netherlands Instituut Nederland Kwaliteit 1990
EFQM Excellence Award Europe EFQM 1992
Egypt Government Excellence Award Africa Egypt Ministry of Planning 2018
Fiji Business Excellence Awards Oceania Fiji National Training and Productivity Centre 1998[17]
ESPRIX Swiss Award for Excellence[18] Europe Switzerland Stiftung ESPRIX
Government Excellence Model Middle East UAE Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program 2009
Indonesian Quality Award[19] Asia Indonesia Indonesian Quality Award Foundation
Iran National Quality Award[20] Asia Iran Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran
National Quality and Excellence Prize[21] Asia Israel Standards Institute of Israel 1989
King Abdulaziz Quality Award[22] Asia Saudi Arabia Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization
King Abdullah II Award for Government Excellence Award Middle East Jordan King Abdullah II Center for Excellence 2006
Korean National Quality Management Award[23] Asia South Korea Korean Standards Association
de:Ludwig-Erhard-Preis (ILEP) Europe Germany de:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität and Verein Deutscher Ingenieure 1997
Luxembourgish Award for Quality and Excellence[24] Europe Luxemburg MLQE 2004
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award North America United States National Institute of Standards and Technology 1988
Prime Minister Quality Award[25] Asia Pakistan National Productivity Organization[26] 2006
Philippine Quality Award Asia Philippines Center for Industrial Competitiveness 1998
pl:Polska Nagroda Jakości Europe Poland Sekretariat Polskiej Nagrody Jakości 1995
es:Premio Colombiano a la Calidad de la Gestión South America Colombia es:Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Colombia 1992
Premio Nacional a la Calidad[27] South America Argentina Fundación Premio Nacional a la Calidad 1992[28]
Premio Nacional a la Calidad[29] South America Chile es:Confederación de la Producción y del Comercio
pt:Prêmio Nacional da Qualidade South America Brazil pt:Fundação Nacional da Qualidade 1992
es:Premio Nacional de Calidad North America Mexico Instituto para el Fomento a la Calidad Total 1990
Premio Qualità Italia[30] Europe Italy Associazione Premio Qualità Italia 1997
es:Premios Príncipe Felipe a la Excelencia Empresarial Europe Spain es:Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo 1993
Prime Minister's Quality Award[31] Asia Malaysia Prime Minister of Malaysia
Prix France Qualité Performance[32] Europe France Association France Qualité Performance 2000
Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award Asia India Bureau of Indian Standards 1992
IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Asia India IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry 1997
Russian Government Quality Award[33] Europe Russia Secretariat of the Russian Government Quality Award Board 1997
Singapore Business Excellence Awards[34] Asia Singapore SPRING Singapore 1995
Thailand Quality Award[35] Asia Thailand Thailand Productivity Institute (FTPI) 1996
TÜSİAD-KalDer National Quality Awards[36] Asia Turkey Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association
UK Business Excellence Award[37] Europe United Kingdom British Quality Foundation 1994
Utmärkelsen Svensk Kvalitet[38] Europe Sweden SIQ Institutet för Kvalitetsutveckling 1992
India 5000 Best MSME Awards[39] Asia India India 5000 Business Awards 2016
Institute of Good Manufacturing Practices India (IGMPI)[40][41] Asia India IGMPI 2015
Executives of Home Credit receive a "Certificate of Merit" for customer service and quality from a Vietnamese government official on behalf of Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng in 2014.[42]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ For example, the Bureau of Indian Standards is part of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in India.
  2. ^ For example, the Association France Qualité Performance is affiliated with the Minister of the Economy, Finances and Industry in France.
  3. ^ For example, the pt:Fundação Nacional da Qualidade was founded by 39 different private and public organizations.
  4. ^ This award was administered by the not-for-profit organization Standards Australia until 2003, when parts of Standards Australia were spun off as a for-profit company.[12]
  5. ^ While the Canada Awards for Excellence were established in 1984, quality was not awarded as a separate category until 1989.[14]


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  16. ^ "INK-erkenning". Instituut Nederland Kwaliteit. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  17. ^ "Fiji National University".
  18. ^ "ESPRIX Swiss Award for Excellence". Stiftung ESPRIX. Archived from the original on 2014-10-02. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
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  21. ^ "Quality Award". Retrieved 2016-12-29.
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  23. ^ "Promotions/Assessment". Korean Standards Association. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  24. ^ "Win Luxembourgish Award for Quality and Excellence". MLQE. Archived from the original on 2017-01-06. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  25. ^ "NPO Prime Minister Quality Award".
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  31. ^ "Quality Awards". Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit. Archived from the original on 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
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  35. ^ "Thailand Quality Award". Thailand Productivity Institute. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  36. ^ "TÜSİAD-KalDer National Quality Awards". Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association. Archived from the original on 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  37. ^ "The UK Excellence Award". British Quality Foundation. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2014-05-05.
  38. ^ "Utmärkelsen Svensk Kvalitet 2018". SIQ Institutet för Kvalitetsutveckling. Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  39. ^ %5b India 5000 Business Awards%5d "India 5000 Best MSME Awards". India 5000. Retrieved 2020-07-23. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  40. ^ "IGMPI wins QCI - D. L. Shah Quality Award 2015 - Certificate of Merit". PharmaTutor. Retrieved 2024-03-30.
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  42. ^ "Home Credit conferred PM's Certificate of Merit". Việt Nam News. 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2017-11-14.

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