It is an international practice to establish the national quality award system. At present, 88 countries and regions in the world have established quality awards. Among the developed countries, Japan established the Deming Award in 1951, which was the first country in the world to establish the quality award. In 1987, the United States established the Baldrige National Quality Award. Every year, the president presented the prizes to the winners. The European Quality Management Foundation (EQF) was established by the European Commission and the European Quality Organization (EQO), and the European Quality Award (EQA) was first awarded in 1992. Germany, France and Italy also established their own quality awards. Among the developing countries, Brazil, Russia, India and other countries set up national quality awards in the 1990s.
Through this group of reports published today by this newspaper, you can not only understand the quality incentive system in various countries, but also understand the importance of quality incentives to promote quality work.