|Business Initiative Directions International Gold Star for Quality|
Sabanci Foundation was recognized and honored with the International Gold Star for Quality, which is presented by Business Initiative Directions (BID) to leadinginstitutions promoting quality culture and sustainable development. This award was presented to the General Manager of Sabanci Foundation, Ms. Zerrin Koyunsagan, by the BID President, Mr. Jose E. Prieto at a ceremony which was held on 27 October 2013 in the World Quality Commitment Convention in Paris.
Sabanci Foundation received the International Gold Star for Quality due to its leadership and contribution to quality and excellence, as well as its commitment to innovation and technology. The International Selection Committee, composed of members from 90 countries, designated the awardees one of which has been the Sabanci Foundation. BID has announced that Sabanci Foundation has been recognized for its leadership in creating a continually improving management style with a strict focus on quality principle.
At the award ceremony, the General Manager of Sabanci Foundation, Ms. Zerrin Koyunsagan, expressed her gratitude for being recognized for the foundation’s pioneering work in philanthropy sector and leadership role in social development, and said: “The innovative practices we usein our grant programs, as well as our programs with partners, are being followed in the international arena. We have been receiving awards for our achievements in this manner. As Sabanci Foundation, we are very happy and honored that BID has recognized our work which we implement subject to the quality standards in the philanthropy sector. The fact that we were granted this award, highlighted once again the significance of applying sustainable and innovative practices in the civil society.”
Being regarded as one of the most prestigious quality awards globally, The World Quality Commitment Award is presented each year by BID to institutions playing a leadership role in achieving quality, innovation, excellence and technology. BID voting process is carried out throughout the year in different countries based on the Total Quality Management Model (QC100).