Quality Award

Danny Goldstein, CEO of the Standards Institution of Israel: “Over the years, the competition for the National Quality and Excellence Prize proved that the competitors improved the performance of their organizations, increasing efficiency of the internal processes, thus leading to customer satisfaction and constant improvement in the organization’s business performance.

The National Quality and Excellence in the Business Sector Prize competition, honoring the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, is on its way. The most prestigious competition of its kind in Israel, it aims to raise the quality bar, streamline processes and encourage organizations and other bodies to engage in a continuous process of improvement.


The competition is held with the participation of the Prime Minister’s Office, Standards Institution of Israel, Civil Service Commission, Coordinating Office of Economic Organizations, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, and Israel Society for Quality.


The competition is conducted on two tracks: Business Quality and Excellence – managed by the Standards Institution of Israel and Organizational Excellence in the Public Sector – managed by the Civil Service Commission.


The competition is intended for all economic organizations in Israel: business organizations such as various industrial sectors, finance, business services, construction and infrastructure, government, NGOs, educational instituions, medical, etc.


The competition will continue to the end of 2011 and conclude with a State ceremony.


Danny Goldstein, CEO of the Standards Institution of Israel: “Over the years, the competition for the National Quality and Excellence Prize proved that the participants improved the performance of their organizations, increasing efficiency of the internal processes, leading to customer satisfaction and constant improvement in the organization’s business performance”.


It should be noted that this year the competition rules have been amended by adding various recognition tracks, this in order to expand the diversity of winners.

Background: National Quality and Excellence Prize

The prize was first awarded in 1989 by the Quality and Excellence Center of the Prime Minister’s Office. Eventually the government decided to dedicate the prize to the memory of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Over the years some 200 organizations participated in the competition, among these large and long established companies in the economic sector of Israel. The prize criteria are based on the prestigious Baldridge Prize, awarded annually by the U.S. President on the White House lawn.

Additional information regarding the prize may be obtained at the SII website: http://www.qualityaward.co.il