USL wins Platinum Award: “International Award for Excellence and Business Prestige”

University of Saint Louis, from Philippines, winner of the BID International Quality Summit Award in New York 2014

Source: QLeadership Magazine

New York hosted this year’s BID (Business Initiative Directions) International Quality Summit Convention, where professionals and business leaders from around the world gathered to recognize excellence and success. In particular, the convention celebrated quality in business and operations. Award winners demonstrated commitment to the criteria of the QC100 TQM Model, which helps bolster customer satisfaction and cost efficiency across all areas of operation.

Among this year’s winners, Rev. Fr. Eugene Arco of University of Saint Louis, from Philippines, received the International Quality Summit Award in the Platinum Category at the BID Quality Convention in New York. The organization has made huge strides this year as a leader not only within its sector, but also in the Philippines. The Award came as an ideal way to celebrate this past year’s successes while looking forward to putting quality first in the year to come.

Considered the world’s most important city economically and culturally, New York is the reference point for international businesses. With a population of over 8 million inhabitants within an area of 1,214 square kilometers, it is distinguished among other cosmopolitan cities as the location of the United Nations and for its stock market as the center of the global economy. It is also a cultural and entertainment center with a wealth of monuments of great historical value: the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, its museums, most notably the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), the center of theatrical productions (Broadway), and the location of the world’s most visited media enclave – Times Square, all of which have made it the perfect city to present the BID International Quality Awards.

University of Saint Louis won the International Quality Summit Award in the Platinum category in New York in the presence of leaders and representatives from 49 countries at the International Quality Summit Convention. The prestigious award is presented in recognition of business excellence and innovation. From left to right: Norman Ingle, President of the Quality Mix, Jose E. Prieto, President and CEO of BID, Rev. Fr. Eugene Arco, CICM – President of University of Saint Louis, and Craig Miller, President of the QC100.

Rev. Fr. Eugene Arco stood before the gathering of international leaders, sharing the company’s achievements to date as well as its future ambitions and goals. Despite the difficult current global economic climate, University of Saint Louis strives to excel in quality each day, creating a competitive advantage in its industry. For this reason, University of Saint Louis won the 2014 BID International Quality Summit Award in New York. The Award is presented by BID to those companies and organizations from around the world that best adhere to excellence and innovation in their practices, putting quality first at all levels of organization.

The companies honored in New York were recognized not only for their entrepreneurial achievements, but also for their dedication to continuous improvement and innovation, key concepts of the QC100 Total Quality Management Model. Seeking to increase customer satisfaction and optimize efficiency, the model promotes an organizational culture of engagement and a proactive approach to improving processes.

All of the winning companies in New York have expressed their commitment to the QC100 TQM Model, which serves as an excellent example for other organizations in today’s rapidly changing business environment. By making customer satisfaction the highest measure of quality, BID award winners set the benchmark in their respective sectors and contribute to the social and economic development of their countries, paving the way for world-changing initiatives. A key example can be seen through University of Saint Louis, whose spirit of innovation and positive growth has overcome and indeed thrived in the challenging current global economic climate.