Registrations for Sustainability Competition Open Now

By Efqm, PRNE
Thursday, March 31, 2011

EFQM Launches First Global Sustainability Good Practice Competition

BRUSSELS, April 1, 2011 - EFQM has launched a sustainability competition to identify and share Good
Practices that demonstrate how organisations balance ecological, social and
economic drivers. Research amongst executives from top organisations,
including Philips, Ricoh, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Solvay; has confirmed that
balancing "People, Planet Profit" is a top business priority in 2011. To
enter the competition organisations are asked to upload a video onto a
website (,
from which a jury and the public define the winner.

EFQM's CEO, Mr. Pierre Cachet comments: "Today, everyone recognises that
sustainability is a major challenge but there is currently no agreement on
what needs to be done. Following the crash, I think everyone recognises the
need for greater transparency but without stifling creativity, innovation and
competition. Moreover, with the new UN Charter on Business and Human Rights
and an announcement on EU legislation expected later this year, we hope we'll
be able to provide some clear guidance and examples on how to best manage
your triple bottom line."

To enter the competition, organisations are asked to upload a video onto
a website, publicly visible. A jury, with representatives from industry
experts, including the European Academy for Business in Society, will
identify a short list of finalists. The public can vote for their favourites
on the website ( The winner
will represent its Good Practice at the EFQM Forum, a prestigious networking
event attracting more than 350 senior managers, subject experts and
executives at BMW Welt in October 2011.

About EFQM:

EFQM, a not-for-profit Foundation, nurtures a network of 500 Members,
comprising private and public organisations of every size and sector, many
active around the world. Our members share a common goal; the pursuit of
excellence. The EFQM Excellence Model, a management framework used by over
30,000 organizations in Europe provides a common framework and language that
facilitates the effective sharing of information between organisations;
transcending sectorial, cultural and maturity barriers. (

For further information please contact: Naomi Goossens, Marketing and communications manager, Tel: +32-2-775-3514, Cell phone: +32-494-852624, Email: Naomi.goossens at

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