Vodokanal St.Petersburg is given the Russian Government Quality Award 2015

12.11.2015

Vodokanal St.Petersburg is given the Russian Federation Government Quality Award 2015 “for achievements in the sphere of product and service quality and for implementing highly-efficient methods of quality management”.

Decree of the Russian Federation Government No 1202 dated 6 November 2015 “On the Russian Federation Government Quality Awards 2015” was published on the website of the Russian Government (http://government.ru/docs/20509/) today, 12 November.

The Award was given to 12 organizations. SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” is in the category of companies having over 1,000 employees. By the way, it is the second time that Vodokanal St.Petersburg wins this award: the first one was awarded in 2006.

The Award is the biggest large-scale nation-wide project related to promoting quality management principles in Russia. In accordance with the global practice, it is not a monetary award.  Winners of the contest are awarded prizes and diplomas of the Russian Government and a right to use the award-related symbols in their advertising materials.

Contest participants were evaluated according to the criteria based on their reports and on-site assessment of their activities in the sphere of quality.

A lot of teamwork preceded this event. On-site assessment of Vodokanal by the Russian Government’s experts in the sphere of quality had been carried out from 15 to 19 June, 2015.   The experts had met with Vodokanal managers, representatives of Vodokanal branches and departments in order to verify and expand the information provided by Vodokanal in its self-assessment report.

At that time, summarizing preliminary results of the visit, the experts had pointed out a high level of Vodokanal work performed in every sphere – from strategic planning to social programs implementation.  In addition to the production results, the experts had been deeply impressed with Vodokanal work related to the legislative improvement; they had also marked the enormous role Vodokanal played in the life of St.Petersburg and the Baltic countries.

It should be reminded that SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” is a finalist of Excellence Award Competition-2011 conducted by European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) - the most prestigious European competition focused on business excellence.

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