Wales Quality Award 2008 – Environmental Prize
Euro Quality Coatings Limited, one of the UK’s leading powder applicators, is delighted to be announced winner of the 2008 Wales Quality Award Environmental Prize.
This is our second Environmental Prize in the three years of entry to the Wales Quality Awards, following last years success with the Manufacturing Award, and is a clear validation of the efforts and initiatives EQC has implemented to ensure that we carry out all aspects of our business activities in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
This year was a particularly pleasing Award with the company being short listed for the overall prize for the second year in succession and where we were also considered by the judging panel to be in the top 6 entrants for 2007 and 2008. The award was presented in Cardiff’s City Hall on November 10th 2008 and was the culmination of a concerted effort with the company’s submission to the European Foundation of Quality Management (EFQM) excellence model. The model itself requires each entrant to detail in a 35 page report how it approaches Leadership, Strategy & Planning, People Management, Resources, Processes, Customer Results, People Results, Society Results and Key Performance Results.
This award follows closely behind our recent success in the South Wales Chambers of Commerce awards 2008 where we again took the Environmental prize.
As in previous years, we do not intend to rest on our laurels and will use the feedback given by the external assessment process to identify and implement further improvements to ensure that we continue towards our goal of becoming a world class business, through both our commitment to quality and to our environmental responsibilities.
By undertaking such practices we ensure that our stakeholders, internal and external, have a fully compliant and stable supply route which adds indirect value to their own business.