EFQM Framework for Marine Excellence
Developing sustainable excellence in the ship management companies
Whilst there are numerous mandatory management tools and techniques commonly used in shipping, the EFQM Excellence Model provides a holistic view of the ship management company and it can be used to determine how these different methods fit together and ...
The Fundamental Concepts of Excellence build on the foundation of these basic human rights, assuming they are universally applied.
Recognising the role shipping – centered business can play in supporting the broader goals of the United Nations, the UN Global Compact (2000) was established. This initiative encourages organisations to actively apply these values, set out as 10 Principles for sustainable and socially responsible business, across their global operations. Whilst a number of these principles are explicitly covered in the EFQM Excellence Model, a number are implicit, including those relating to human rights, corruption, bribery and forced labour, as these are already a legal requirement within Europe.
The EFQM Excellence Model assumes that an excellent organisation will respect and comply with the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, regardless of whether legally obliged to do so or not.
The need for a Model
Regardless of sector, size, structure or maturity, organisations need to establish an appropriate management framework to be successful. The EFQM Excellence Model is a practical, non-prescriptive framework that enables organisations to: