BRUSSELS, October 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
A winner this year
In 2013, 10 organisations were nominated for the EFQM Excellence Awards. Out of the 10 nominees, the jury identified one Award winner and 8 Prize winners. All the finalists are organisations that can demonstrate a sustained level of excellence over at least 3 years that sets them apart from their peers. To become an EFQM Prize Winner, they must also demonstrate sustained excellence and be considered a Role Model in a specific area. Prizes are awarded based on the Fundamental Concepts of Excellence, which include innovation, leadership and organisational development.
The Award is a prestigious reward only bestowed by the Jury on 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 Award such a prestigious reward: its bestowal isn't mandatory. This year, the Jury decided to recognise Alpenresort Schwarz as the EFQM Award Winner for 2013.
Marc Amblard, Chief Executive Officer of EFQM, comments: "This competition is the opportunity for everyone to learn best practices, gain newinsights from various people and organisations. But above all the EFQM Excellence Award is the occasion to measure up against other high maturity organisations, identify further areas for improvement and motivate employees. Every year, participants demonstrate Excellence and brighten up the EFQM spirit. We are delighted to recognise their great efforts, and we are convinced they'll inspire others."
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.
About the EFQM Excellence Award
The objective of the EFQM Excellence Award is to recognise Europe's 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 experts who spend an average of 500 hours per applicant.
Pictures from the Award Ceremony available by 9am on 24th October on DropBox: