Global KAIZEN™ Award 5th Edition presented in Lisbon, Portugal
The stage was set, excitement was in the air, and anticipation grew as the audience eagerly awaited the announcement of the Global KAIZEN™ Award 5th edition recipients. About 200 guests gathered at Nova School of Business & Economics in Carcavelos, Lisbon, Portugal for the Global KAIZEN™ Award 5th Edition on November 21, 2023 to celebrate the finalists of the category “Excellence in Applying KAIZEN™ Principles” for their significant, innovative, and effective implementation of KAIZEN™ principles and practices.
The mission of the Global KAIZEN™ Awards program is to annually recognize organizations that are leaders of implementing Continuous Improvement efforts and to inspire the KAIZEN™ community.
KAIZEN™ is not a destination. It is a continuous journey that requires constant commitment, hard work, and perseverance over time. Celebrating successes and milestones inspires a sense of joy and encouragement, which leads to strong people engagement and increased motivation.
Global KAIZEN™ Award 5th Edition Nominees:
- Ardagh Glass S.A., Poland, www.ardaghgroup.com
- Auchan Retail Portugal S.A., www.auchan-retail.com
- Brand ID Oy, Finland, www.brandid.fi
- Coca-Cola FEMSA, Colombia, www.coca-colafemsa.com
- ITC Limited Foods Division, India, www.itcportal.com
- Jumbo Supermarkten B.V., The Netherlands, www.jumbo.com
- Leoni Cable, S.A. de C.V., Mexico, www.leoni.com
- NSG – Pilkington Italia Spa, www.nsg.com, www.pilkington.com
- Ormazabal y Compañia SLU, Spain, www.ormazabal.com
- Precast HQ Limited, New Zealand, www.precasthq.co.nz
- Qarbon Aerospace Co., Thailand, www.qarbonaerospace.com
- Shell plc, United Kingdom, www.shell.com
- SMRT Trains Limited, Singapore, www.smrt.com.sg
- Tecumseh do Brasil Ltda., www.tecumseh.com
The KAIZEN™ methodology has been applied across all economic sectors worldwide and this year’s nominations for the Global KAIZEN™ Award 5th edition reflect just that – the broad and diverse applicability of KAIZEN™ across all industries and sectors. The thorough and comprehensive assessment was conducted by both Kaizen Institute’s local business units and the Global KAIZEN™ Award Assessment Committee.
During the Award ceremony, Ardagh Glass was presented with the 1st Place Global KAIZEN™ Award 5th Edition for demonstrating Excellence in implementing a Continuous Improvement system and engaging the entire workforce in the process. They have successfully built a culture of Continuous Improvement with the involvement of employees at every level of the organization, taking a strategic approach in accordance with the KAIZEN™ methodology.
On behalf of Ardagh Glass, Mariusz Petrow and Patryk Grzempa received the 1st Place Global KAIZEN™ Award.
Tecumseh do Brasil Ltda. was awarded with the 2nd Place Global KAIZEN™ Award. Eduardo Almeida and Felipp Gonçalves Willy received the award on behalf of Tecumseh do Brasil.
ITC Limited Foods Division was awarded with the 3rd Place Global KAIZEN™ Award. Shirish Yadav, Partha Bhattachrjee and Deepak Desai received the Award on behalf of ITC Foods Division.
Shell plc was awarded with the Global KAIZEN™ Award – Category MNC. Sanchay Roy received the award on behalf of Shell.
While we congratulate the recipients of the Global KAIZEN™ Awards ceremony, it is important to emphasize that all nominees are considered winners. They have effectively adopted the systems and concepts of the KAIZEN™ framework to improve their organizations, thereby contributing tremendously to national and global efforts to improve organizational performance across all sectors. We thank you for being great role models in showing how KAIZEN™ should be employed successfully and for energizing others around the world.
For more information about the KAIZEN™ Awards visit the KAIZEN™ Awards website.
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