The EFQM recognition book, published every year, is our proud evidence of the globally wide spread of the EFQM Excellence Recognition Programme, based on the EFQM Excellence Model, where we recognise all organisations which received an EFQM Recognition in the past year.
In 2017, we also celebrate the fact that 25 years ago, the first EFQM Award was delivered during the EFQM Forum in Madrid by King Juan of Spain.
The value provided by the assessments based on the EFQM Excellence Model is extraordinary, even more so for the ones of the EFQM Excellence Award Programme. More and more organisations are inspired to initiate their Journey to Excellence, culminating with the participation in the unique Global EFQM Excellence Award Programme: to be recognised as a global role-model organisation for excellence.
Eleven high performing organisations participated in the 2017 Global EFQM Excellence Award Programme. They received value-adding strategic feedback from assessors coming from a diverse range of organisations, from private and public sectors, SMEs to global multi-nationals, from industries and services. Over 80 Award Assessors from 2017 brought in a wide range of experience and knowledge of role model practices.
We are glad to announce that the Jury of the Global EFQM Excellence Award decided this year to give the highest recognition, the EFQM Excellence Award to 3 organisations : Glasgow Housing Association; Robert Bosch GmbH Blaichach Plant (BhP) and Dubai electricity and Water authority (DEWA). In addition, 8 organisations were recognised as Prize Winners and Highly Recommended for their outstanding performance. Congratulations to all of them!