SIQ - the Swedish Institute for Quality is the national centre for business excellence in Sweden. We are a non-profit organization founded in 1990 with the support of the Swedish Government as well as our members association, today counting approximately 100 companies and institutions.
SIQ has the assignment to promote quality development in Sweden by creating, gathering and spreading knowledge within the field of quality and business excellence. As a national institute we strive to support and inspire all types of organizations to work with continuous improvement and learning from others.
Our stakeholders constitute an important national network with unique conditions for sharing knowledge and exchanging experiences in the field of quality and business excellence.
To promote quality management our institute runs several activities with focus on research and development, education, quality awards and opinion making activities. We are also represented as well as organize conferences and events within the business development field.
The Swedish Quality Award
As a national institute, SIQ developed the “SIQ Model for Performance Excellence” which has become the fundamental tool as well as a philosophy for many different types of organizations when monitoring and evaluating their improvement and progress.
Since 1992 approximately 200 organizations have been thoroughly evaluated and in total 25 organizations have received the award it from the hands of The King of Sweden, His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf. The award has two categories; one for large organisations with 200 employees or more and one for small organizations with less than 200 employees. Recognition is given to all organizations and thoroughly organized site visits are made as a complement to the traditional paper work.
- As a national institute our mission is not only to to support but also inspire organizations, small as well as large, to develop their way of working and become successful, explains Mats Deleryd, CEO for SIQ.
Our International partners and Network
ASQ - American Society for Quality
With 76.000 members over the world , ASQ is known as ”The Global Voice of Quality” and a world leading organization promoting quality. SIQ represents ASQ in Sweden and Bengt Norström, Norström Quality AB, is Country Counselor Sweden. Mr Norström can be reached on +46(0)70-547 48 03 or firstname.lastname@example.org
EFQM - European Foundation for Quality Management
EFQM has developed the EFQM Excellence Model, a holistic framework than can be applied to any organisation, regardless of size or sector. SIQ is a national partner of EFQM. Contact at SIQ for questions regarding EFQM: Anne-Charlotte Holmgren, tel +46 31 723 17 07
GBN - Global Benchmarking Network
SIQ is a member of the global network spreading best practice within different areas and aiming at supporting business achieving improved results.