The Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) was founded and organized by National Quality Organizations in Asian and Pacific Rim countries including the American Society for Quality and was incorporated in the Philippines in 1985. It is a non-profit organization formed to be a primary mover for quality and continuous improvement for goods and services and quality of life in the Asia Pacific Region.
The Global Performance Excellence Award is the only formal international recognition of performance/business excellence. It is a strategic enabling tool for global performance excellence. It helps to strengthen the strategies and performance of organizations to succeed in the fast evolving global market place.
National Award winners can compete for this prestigious International award. In India winners of the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award winners have won this award for the past 19 years consecutively. These awards are assessed by Malcolm Baldrige examiners and therefore a winning organization gets calibrated against international standards.