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 more than 100 private companies, institutions and the public sector.
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.
SIQ Management Model
SIQ Management Model is a so-called excellence model, now available in English. Very simplified, excellence models aim to support an organization to do the "right things" in the "right way" and achieve success.
By "right things" is meant products; goods and services that the organization's stakeholders, customers and users demand and value. By "right way" is meant that the organization has and constantly develops appropriate working methods and processes to deliver "right things".
You can download the model and model's manual free of charge.
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.