On 22 November 2016, PBS Velká Bíteš, a.s. participated as a major partner in the gala evening of the National Quality Awards 2016 in the Spanish Hall of Prague Castle. The representative of PBS Velká Bíteš, a.s. presented the National Quality Award for social responsibility and sustainability to the recipients of the award.
Apart from the awarded companies, the gala evening was also attended by the representatives of the most successful companies in the entire public and business sector, including the majority of top-ranking constitutional officials and His Excellency the President of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloš Zeman. Last year, our company entered the National Quality Award in the EFQM - Start plus programme and finally won this award on the basis of the assessment by the assessors from Sdružení pro oceňování kvality (the Association for Awarding Quality). Our objective is to win the top award, i.e. the National Quality Award in the EFQM Excellence programme.
The National Quality Award of the Czech Republic has been awarded continuously since 1995 and is the most elaborate and sophisticated system of external assessment of an organisation (business and public sector). The individual programmes (START, START PLUS, START EUROPE, CAF and EXCELLENCE) are based on the EFQM Excellence model, which represents the Total Quality Management approach, i.e. overall improvement of the organisation on the basis of self-assessment.