About the Award

CII–EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence

CII and Export Import Bank of India have, in 1994, jointly established the CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence, with the aim of enhancing the Competitiveness of India Inc. The Award is based on the internationally recognized EFQM Excellence Model.

The Excellence Model is based on universally accepted standards and practices that are found in the European Quality Award, the US Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Japan Quality Award and Australian Quality Award. The CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence encourages Organisations to strengthen their management systems, practices and capabilities to enhance and sustain their competitiveness to become World-Class Organisations. The Award is administered by CII.

Confederation of Indian Industry

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes.

CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry led and industry managed organisation, playing a proactive role in India's development process. Founded over 117 years ago, it is India's premier business association, with a direct membership of over 7100 organisations from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 90,000 companies from around 250 national and regional sectoral associations

Export Import Bank of India

Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of India is an apex financial institution set up in the year 1982 for financing, promoting and facilitating India's international trade. It has been playing a pioneering role in motivating Indian companies, to obtain international quality certification like ISO 9000, ISO 14000, CE/ GS. In continuation of these efforts, it joined hands with CII to promote the Application of Excellence Model in India to enhance its global competitiveness.

Global Excellence Model Network

CII is a member of the network of Global Excellence Model (GEM) Organisations that include administrators of the US Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the European Quality Award, the Australian Business Excellence Award, the Japan Quality Award, the South African Excellence Award and the SPRING, Singapore. This affiliation ensures that CII-EXIM Bank Business Excellence Framework reflects the world's best validated management principles and practices.