In 1987, jumpstarting a small, slowly growing U.S. quality movement, Congress established the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award to promote quality awareness, to recognize quality and business achievements of U.S. organizations, and to publicize these organizations’ successful performance strategies. Now America’s highest honor for innovation and performance excellence, the Baldrige Award is presented annually to U.S. organizations by the President of the United States. Awards are given in manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care, and nonprofits. In conjunction with the private sector, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) designed and manages... Read more.
Learn more about the Baldrige National Quality Program from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the governmental agency the evaluates Baldrige applications.