The Granite State Quality Council Recognition and Award Program recognizes New Hampshire organizations for performance excellence. The criteria are based on that established in the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Granite State Quality Council Recognition and Award Program is meant to support and recognize all organizations in the state in their continuous improvement journey.
Why Should You Submit an Application?
The criteria, when used, will permit a diagnosis of an organization's overall performance management system and will improve and enhance the quality of service and product in any organization. Additionally, the program promotes:
- understanding of the requirements for performance excellence and competitiveness improvement; and
- sharing of information on successful performance strategies and the benefits derived from using these strategies.
The Quality Award is for organizations with mature quality management systems that have demonstrated performance excellence in one or all seven categories of the criteria. While there is no limit on the number of Quality Awards that may be presented each year, there is also no requirement that any Awards have to be presented.
The Quality Recognition Program is for those organizations beginning their quality journey toward performance excellence and consists of three levels: Profile Recognition, Commitment to Excellence, and Achievement. of Excellence. All Recognition levels are non-competitive and all organizations that complete the requirements will receive recognition at one of the levels. Click here for an overview of the multi-level recognition and award structure.