EFQM Reference Organisations

In order to fulfil EFQM’s mission to bring together organisations striving for sustainable performance, we collaborate with partners around the world.

EFQM Reference Organisations represent a wide range of organisations (other not-for-profit foundations, relevant associations, universities and other learning institutions) with a common goal to share what works and help others drive improvement and achieve sustainable growth.

EFQM Reference Organisations have the structure, resources and capabilities to be the National EFQM Reference in their country. Many acquire a pool of trained Assessors, enabling them to offer organisations assessment against the EFQM Excellence Model and recognition through National Awards and also the EFQM Levels of Excellence.

For detailed information about EFQM Reference Organisations, please consult our Partnership Directory below.

If you would like to receive more information about how to start and find out the benefits of partnering with EFQM, please contact us at partnerships@efqm.org