|A worker produces pills at Pharmaceutical JSC Traphaco. Traphaco is among 20 companies that received gold awards for the 2015 National Quality Awards. - VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tôn|
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Science and Technology yesterday named 77 Vietnamese enterprises that will be granted a 2015 National Quality Award.
The results were announced during a press conference for the 2015 National Quality Awards and Global Performance Excellence Award (GPEA) of the Asia-Pacific Quality Organisation held in Hà Nội.
Of the 77 awardees, 20 firms will receive gold awards, including Electrical Equipment Joint Stock Company, Trường Hải Automobile Joint Stock Company, Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company Traphaco and Đông Á Steel Joint Stock Company.
The remainder of the firms will receive silver awards.
Three other firms will be awarded the 2015 GPEA, including the Thiên Long Stationery Group, the National Oil Services Joint Stock Company of Việt Nam and the Nam Dược Pharmaceutical Company.
The award ceremony will take place in Hà Nội on April 10.
Trần Văn Vinh, director general of the ministry’s Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality, said the national quality award was an annual award aiming to recognise businesses that have achieved excellent performance and outstanding achievements in innovating, improving quality and contributing to the country’s productivity and quality movement.
“This is an opportunity for enterprises to assess and perfect themselves in improving product quality and service, enhancing competitive capacity and promoting their trademark in domestic and foreign markets, especially in the context that our country has signed many Free Trade Agreements, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and joined the ASEAN Economic Community,” Vinh said.
The awarded companies range from small to large-sized producers and service providers. They are judged on seven criteria of leadership, strategic planning, customer service and knowledge in addition to measurement, analysis and management, workforce focus, and process management and results.
Launched in 1996, the awards are granted by the Prime Minister, and are part of a system of the International Asia-Pacific Quality Awards of the Asia-Pacific Quality Organisation. Nearly 1,700 awards have been presented in the past 20 years, and 37 Asia-Pacific Global Performance Excellence Awards have been given out. — VNS