The EFQM Committed to Excellence is designed to help ensure that first step is a step in the right direction. Many people think that implementing the EFQM Excellence Model is a long, complex and expensive process. However, that isn’t necessarily true. Implementing the Model can be as simple or as complex as you choose to make it.


EFQM Committed to Excellence is an assessment and recognition scheme that helps you introduce an excellence initiative into your organisation and deliver improved results. It is an action-based learning project that entails identifying, prioritising and implementing improvement projects using the EFQM Excellence Model and RADAR logic.




The Project Validation option consists of two stages. In the first, you conduct a simple Self-Assessment against the EFQM Excellence Model, from which you will define 3 improvement plans. In the second stage, an independent EFQM Validator reviews the outcomes delivered from the improvement projects and provides structured feedback.


The process has 5 steps and lasts 9 to 12 months:

At the end of the validation, you will receive a feedback report detailing the strengths and opportunities for improvement observed. If you can demonstrate you managed the improvement projects in a structured fashion and you have made clear progress, you will receive the EFQM Committed to Excellence 1 Star recognition.



  • Starting from : 3,500 Euro




If you opt for the assessment method, you will need to prepare a short submission document. 2 EFQM Assessors will then spend 1 day on-site to complete 6 themed interviews. They will assess you, and produce a feedback report, against the 9 criteria of the EFQM Excellence Model.

Depending on the score you achieve, you will receive the EFQM Committed to Excellence 1 Star or 2 Star recognition.



  • Starting from : 5,000 Euro



  • Focus on strategically important projects
  • Improve your organisation's performance
  • Instil a culture of continuous improvement
  • Involve your people at all levels
  • Receive value adding external feedback
  • Be internationally recognised


Our journey to excellence was really confirmed to our customers, suppliers and employees after our decision to go for EFQM.  The EFQM Model is unique for its clarity and integration.  After achieving the Committed to Excellence, the confidence of successful implementation of excellence increased dramatically within our organisation.  We really demonstrate our motto "Manufacturing of Trust" to all our stakeholders.



The EFQM Committed to Excellence Programme is a simple & easy step for organisations or units who are just beginning to explore ways to improve their business approach. A typical profile of an applicant organisation looks as follows:

  • They have experience of introducing improvement initiatives but change is managed ad-hoc, now interested in taking an organisation-wide perspective.
  • They measure their performance using mainly internal measures with little use of external comparisons as the basis for target setting.


Any organisation or business unit can apply at any time, regardless of their location, size or sector. EFQM can help you to start with the Start Simple One-Day Workshop.


For more information, please contact us at efqmmiddleeast@efqm.org.

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