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.