Not-for-profit foundation AMPANS has obtained the EFQM 400+ European Seal of Excellence following an evaluation by Applus+. The certificate was awarded by the Club for Excellence in Management (CEG) at a ceremony in the Plana de l’Om Auditorium in Manresa (Barcelona). In attendance were the Mayor of Manresa, Valentí Junyent; the Secretary General of the Regional Ministry for Social and Family Wellbeing, Dolors Rusinés; the CEG Vice-President, Pere Miralles; Applus+ Certification’s Regional Manager for North-East Spain, Guillem Pastor; the President of AMPANS, Domènec Casasayas; and the foundation’s Managing Director, Toni Espinal.
The European Foundation for Quality Management, or EFQM, is a Brussels-based not-for-profit whose 500 members are spread across more than 55 countries. The foundation established the EFQM Excellence Model as a means for businesses and organisations, both public and private, to carry out self-assessments and define processes of continuous improvement. The model provides a benchmark for EU businesses and organisations.