Enagás renews the European Seal of Excellence 500+ EFQM

23 June 2017

• The company is among the leading European companies in terms of Excellence with a score of over 600 points

Enagás’ Chief Executive Officer, Marcelino Oreja Arburúa, has received the EFQM 500+ European Seal of Excellence, from the Secretary General of the CEG, Ignacio Babé, and the Certification Manager at Bureau Veritas, Mónica Botas.

Enagás has held the EFQM 500+ European Seal of Excellence since 2012, the highest level of recognition awarded by the Excellence in Management Club (CEG), an official representative of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in Spain.

The Secretary General of Club Excelencia en Gestión, Ignacio Babé; the Chief Executive Officer of Enagás, Marcelino Oreja; and the Bureau Veritas Certification Director, Mónica Botas.

Enagás has held onto this honour after undergoing the rigorous evaluation process put in place by the external certifying body, Bureau Veritas, and the Excellence in Management Club. The company has received a score of more than 600 points. The daily implementation of Kaizen methods, the Energy Efficiency and Emissions Reduction Plans and the company’s Open Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship Programme stood out among the most highly-scored projects.

This award demonstrates Enagás unwavering commitment to sustainability and responsibility in the execution of its activities. The move towards sustainable development and a culture of excellence have become the strategic pillars of the company’s business management and its commitment to society.

During the award ceremony, Enagás’ CEO, Marcelino Oreja, underlined that “only companies with excellent people are excellent. At Enagás everyone works together to innovate and to keep growing, that is how we have maintained sustainable results for our shareholders, customers and stakeholders".

Ingacio Babé, Secretary General of the Excellence in Management Club, highlighted that “it is the Excellence in Management Club’s honour to have had Enagás as a Partner for almost 10 years. A Partner that has demonstrated time and again its commitment and dedication to the values of business excellence".

Mónica Botas, Certification Manager at Bureau Veritas, stated that “we are delighted to accompany Enagás on its journey to excellence. During the evaluation process, the company demonstrated its commitment to innovation and sustainability, something that creates value for their shareholders and stakeholders.

Commitment to excellence
Enagás is firmly committed to excellence, adopting the EFQM Model as a management benchmark in 2007, with which it made its first self-assessment. Since then, Enagás has advanced along the path of excellence, winning various awards for its management model, culminating in being awarded the EFQM 500+ European Seal of Excellence, Spain’s highest acknowledgement.

In 2014, Enagás received the European “Good Practice Competition” prize in the “Creative Customer Solutions” category, awarded by the EFQM, for their “Tanker Loading Operations and New Services for Regasification Plants” project.

Additionally, in 2016 Enagás was recognised as “Ambassador of European Excellence 2016” by the Excellence in Management Club, with the support of the EFQM and the High Commissioner for Marca España.


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