Beşiktaş Municipality Has Been Rewarded with 4 Stars For Excellence!

Beşiktaş Municipality Has Been Rewarded with 4 Stars For Excellence!

Having accomplished the inspections performed by the KalDer, the Beşiktaş Municipality was deemed worthy of the ‘Recognized for Excellence 4 Star’.

Our Journey Towards Excellence Continues!

The Beşiktaş Municipality is the only municipality in Turkey to achieve the ‘Recognized for Excellence 4 Star’ in 2016!  

The hard work of the Beşiktaş Municipality in terms of total quality has been crowned with the ‘Recognized for Excellence 4 Star’ granted by the KalDer (Turkish Quality Association), which is the national cooperation partner of the EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management). 

The ‘Recognized for Excellence 4 Star’ granted by the KalDer can be summarized as follows:

  • The establishment performs quite well at managing and handling the process of change in many aspects.
  • The establishment makes a significant effort to succeed and obtain excellent results and successful indicators in that regard have started to be visible.
  • There are indicators showing that the target the establishment set is accurate and the establishment is heading towards that path.

Our Target is to Achieve the 5 Star in 2017!
The Beşiktaş Municipality was rewarded with the ‘Recognised for Excellence 3 Star’ in 2015. Not compromising on its determination on excellence, the Beşiktaş Municipality has been deemed worthy of the ‘Recognized for Excellence 4 Star’ as a result of its efficient endeavors since then.

The Beşiktaş Municipality received the award at the 25th Quality Congress held by the KalDer. The award ceremony was attended by the Beşiktaş Mayor Atty. Murat Hazinedar accompanied by vice mayors, council members, directors and several staff members of the Beşiktaş Municipality. 

Receiving the award personally, Mayor Hazinedar said; ‘First of all, I would like to thank all my colleagues who made this award possible and also to the management of the KalDer. As the rising value of Turkey, it means a lot to us to achieve the 4 Stars standing out amongst all the other local governments in Turkey, especially in such an atmosphere where local governments are negatively affected by the political developments. It was important not only in terms of our journey towards excellence at quality, but also in terms of our mission to integrate this to the global quality processes. As the Beşiktaş Municipality, our goal for the year 2017 is to achieve the 5 stars’.

The European Foundation for Quality Management, EFQM, was founded in October 1989 when the CEOs/Presidents of 67 European companies subscribed to the Policy Document and declared their commitment to achieving EFQM mission and vision.

The Foundation set up a team of experts, from industry and academia, to develop the EFQM Excellence Model, a holistic framework than can be applied to any organization, regardless of size or sector. This was first used to support the assessment of organizations in the European Quality Award in 1992. And the KalDer became the national business partner of the EFQM in 1992 and announced the introduction of the National Quality Award (today it is called Turkey Excellence Award) in the same year. Now every year establishments from Turkey also apply for and be rewarded by the European Excellence Award granted by the EFQM with a view to support the competitiveness among European establishments since 1992.