EFQM Recognised for Excellence


Chart your progress and be recognised for your maturity

The EFQM Recognised for Excellence is a peer-assessment carried out by a team of trained assessors from our member organisations. The insights this assessment delivers will help you understand how well your current management practices perform and pinpoint where further improvements could be made.

Recognition levels


  • Has demonstrated its ability to lead changes
  • Some good management practices are in place and impact positively on the results of the organisation


  • Performs well in a number of areas and takes change seriously
  • Get things done and can demonstrate it has invested in some of the practices that will lead to success
  • Signs exist that some of the results achieved are going in the right direction


  • Is a high performing organisation where change is the norm
  • Improves, refines and simplifies the practices it uses to achieve its goals
  • Has ongoing results, in the line with its strategy

Click here to access the Recognition Online database or visit the EFQM Global Excellence Index

How to register for an assessment?

Any organisation or business unit can apply at any time, regardless of their location, size or sector. Click here to access the Application Form.

The certificate

EFQM Recognised for Excellence will grant you with the proof of your high-quality business approach, your ability to innovate and your commitment to deliver excellent service. This accreditation will provide you the following benefits :

  • The use of the EFQM Recognised for Excellence logo in your commercial and promotional documents
  • Visibility through your organisation's name in
    • EFQMs database on your website (with a 150 000 visitors a year)
    • EFQMs newsletter spread out to all of our members
    • EFQMs recognition book (yearly spread out of 500 organisations)
  • Profile your organisation in the EFQM Global Excellence Index, for a period of 3 years, as an active or leading organisation within its sector, together with the best performing organisations in the world. 

Visit the EFQM Global Excellence Index, one of the benefits of Recognised organisations.


The application fee for EFQM Recognised for Excellence depends on the size, scope and complexity of the applicant, e.g. 1 site or multi-site assessment, large organisation or SME, ...  It will vary as follows:

For organisations based in Europe:

  • EFQM Member : between 7,000 and 11,000 Euros (excluding VAT)
  • Non-Member: between 10,000 and 15,714 Euros (excluding VAT)

For organisations based outside Europe:

  • EFQM Member : between 9,000 and 14,000 Euros (excluding VAT)
  • Non-Member: between 12,857 and 20,000 Euros (excluding VAT)

If you want more information, feel free to contact us at info@efqm.org.

How EFQM can help you...

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