For the past 2 years, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has worked on developing a new award to bring together large business organizations striving for sustainable excellence. The “Sharjah Top 10 Businesses Award”, which is a not-for-profit, business excellence award committed to helping large private sector organizations in Sharjah employing 50 workers and more to drive performance improvement. The Sharjah Top 10 Businesses Award draws on the Excellence Model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) a comprehensive management framework used by over 30,000 organizations
across the world. To help organizations implement the EFQM Excellence Model, the award office provides training and assessment tools developed by experts and professional assessors for all levels of organizational maturity. It also gathers nformation about corporate best practices and communicate this information through its network. Moreover, the award office aims to share what works, through case studies, online webinars, working groups, on-site assessments, conferences and thematic events.
About the EFQM Excellence Model
The renowned EFQM Excellence Model is a non-prescriptive framework for building a holistic overview of any organization, regardless of size, sector or maturity. Over the past 20 years, the EFQM Excellence Model has been a blueprint for EFQM members and organizations across and beyond Europe to develop a culture of excellence, access good practices, drive innovation and improve results.
Organizations using the EFQM Excellence Model have become more attentive to the needs of their stakeholders. They have learned how to learn, innovate and improve their overall performance. Their leaders have increased their abilities to take informed decisions and understand the drivers of their strategy. Many organizations benefitting from the EFQM framework have acted as role models for other organizations. Award-winning management practices have been reused and adapted through EFQM 'sharing what works'. This has led to a significant reduction of waste, increased economic efficiency and improved societal relations.
The organization wishing to apply must submit the following documents:
The organization wishing to apply must meet the following terms and conditions: