Tuesday, February 26, 2013

PYTHEAS has been designated to receive the prestigious International Arch of Europe for Quality and Technology Award by B.I.D.

PYTHEAS has been designated to receive the prestigious International Arch of Europe for Quality and Technology Award in the GOLD category by Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D.).

Presented for corporate achievement, excellence and innovation it is known to be the world’s most comprehensive business quality award based on a seven criteria that contribute to quality and success (Excellence, Innovation, Customer satisfaction, Technology, Leadership, Strategic planning, Business results).

BID's Selection Committee consists of a group of international experts in business communication formed by engineers, physicists, mathematicians, economists, psychologists, sociologists, journalists, designers and architects who research a maximum of public and private resources about the candidate companies. The process also includes the use of an official ballot and voting by the executives of Fortune 500 companies. Finally, a jury formed by the leaders of previously awarded companies and selected global business personalities further evaluate the candidate companies based on the following QC100 TQM principles:

  1. Customer satisfaction
  2. Respect for the environment
  3. Corporate social responsibility
  4. Benchmarking
  5. Information and data analysis
  6. Leadership
  7. Planning and decision -making
  8. Human resources
  9. Continuing education and training
  10. Processes and production
  11. Innovation and technology
  12. Communication strategies
  13. Business results
  14. ISO 9000
  15. TQM.

The presentation of the Award to PYTHEAS will take place during a special ceremony at the B.I.D. International Convention for Quality, Innovation and Excellence, in Frankfurt, Germany on April 27th and 28th, 2013.