Overview

Austrian Foundation for Quality Management (AFQM)

Since 1996 the Austrian Foundation for Quality Management (AFQM) and Quality Austria are responsible for organizing the Austrian Excellence Award. The Austrian Excellence Award is awarded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs.

Many Austrian Companies are excellent.

For more than 20 years AFQM and Quality Austria offer an interactive network and exchange of excellence knowledge in Austria. One of its central tasks consists in fostering exchange of best practice among companies and non-profit organizations.

AFQM and Quality Austria are integrated in European and worldwide networks as the National Partner Organization of EFQM in Austria. AFQM supports its Austrian members in organizing working groups and groups for sector or topic specific exchange of experience.

For more information please visit www.staatspreis.com or contact us via e-mail.

History
The Austrian Foundation for Quality Management AFQM was founded in 1995 as an independent non-profit association. AFQM is an initiative for the promotion of living Excellence. Together with around 50 Austrian member organizations, its mission is to invigorate the local economy. Its central goal is to guide national profit and non-profit organizations from all sectors and of all sizes on the path to outstanding achievements using the Excellence Model. Around 400 companies are already reaping the benefits. A clear sign of our commitment. AFQM is a member and with Quality Austria national partner organization of the European Foundation for Quality Management EFQM that was founded in Brussels in 1988 by the Presidents of 14 leading European companies. EFQM has partnerships with related national organizations to impart skills for sustainable Excellence in Europe. Today, there are more than 1.000 members in the network. As proprietor of the Excellence Model, the EFQM presents the EFQM Excellence Award (former European Quality Award) as an international recommendation for outstanding performance. Comparison with Europe's best is the motor of success.
2004
On 23 March 2004 at a joint board meeting, all four organizations agree upon the following share ownership of Quality Austria as signed by the Presidents and duly notarized: OQS 59%, OVQ 30%, OQA 8% und AFQM 3%.
1995
The AFQM is founded on the initiative of the Austrian industry to promote Excellence in Austrian organizations.
1988
The European Foundation for Quality Management EFQM is founded in Brussels.

Membership

Is corporate quality according to the EFQM model important to you? Then become a member of the AFQM Association with your company. All Austrian companies can become members of the AFQM Association, joining the association is possible at any time. Please send us the completed membership form (German) by e-mail.

Become an AFQM member

With your membership, you promote the Excellence Initiative in the Austrian economy.

Benefits

With your contribution, you support measures to strengthen the corporate quality in Austria. As a member of the AFQM Association, you are part of the Excellence Community in Austria and help to ensure that, for example, even young companies or small and medium-sized enterprises are dealing with all aspects of corporate quality according to the EFQM model.

 

Membership fee

Your membership fee is to be understood as a promotion contribution. It is based on the annual turnover of your company or in case of non-profit organisations it is based on the annual budget. Please select one of the following categories accordingly:

TurnoverMembership fee
bis € 3,7 Mio.€ 500,-
< € 21,5 Mio.€ 1.100,-
bis € 72 Mio.€ 2.100,-
> € 72 Mio.€ 3.600,-

 

Members

As a member of the AFQM association, these companies (German) promote the Excellence Initiative in Austria.

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Contact Persons

Team

Ms. Michaela Drascher, MA

Operations Management Business Excellence (EFQM)

Team

Ms. Nicole Mayer, MSc

Business Development Business Excellence (EFQM)

Network partner

Mr. Dr. Werner Schachner

Network partner, Product Expert Business Excellence (EFQM)

The basis for long-term success!

News & Events

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Obituary: TR Ing. Viktor Seitschek

His pioneer spirit remains unforgotten.

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13. Mar 2019

Event with the Austrian Business community in Albania

The event “Working Breakfast in Tirana” was on 6th of February 2019.

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05. Mar 2019

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23. Oct 2019

Event: 63rd EOQ Congress

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21. Jun 2018

Event: 62nd EOQ Congress

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18. Oct 2018

Event: EFQM Forum 2018

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27. Nov 2018

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06. Aug 2018

Revision ISO 19011 – New Impulses for the Audit

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24. Apr 2018

New standards for educational organizations

ISO 29993:2017 and ISO 21001:2018

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23. Apr 2018

qualityaustria Forum in Budapest

The conference for quality managers and CEOs was held for the 13th time on April 17th, 2018.

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05. Mar 2018

ISO 45001:2018 replaces OHSAS 18001

First worldwide ISO standard for Occupational Health&Safety.

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