The Shingo Prize is the world’s highest standard for operational excellence.
The Shingo Prize is based on a complete assessment of an organization’s culture and how well it drives world-class results. Shingo examiners focus on the degree to which the Shingo Guiding Principles of the Shingo Model™ are evident in the behaviour of every employee. The examiners observe behaviour and determine the frequency, duration, intensity and scope of the desired principle-based behaviour. They also observe the degree to which leaders focus on principles and culture, and managers focus on aligning systems to drive ideal behaviours at all levels.
This focus is unique in the world and is the most rigorous way to determine whether an organization is fundamentally improving for the long-term, or just going through the motions of another flavor-of-the-month initiative.
Organizations that receive Shingo recognition fall into three categories:
- Shingo Prize – a worldwide recognized symbol of an organization’s successful establishment of a culture anchored on principles of enterprise excellence
- Shingo Silver Medallion – organizations maturing on the journey with primary focus on tools and systems for improvement
- Shingo Bronze Medallion – organizations in the earlier stages of cultural transformation with primary focus on tools for improvement
Ireland – Shingo Prize Recipients
2016 – Boston Scientific Cork
2015 – Abbott Diagnostics Longford
2014 – DePuy Synthes Ireland
2014 – Abbott Vascular Ireland
Ireland – Silver Medallion Recipients
Ireland – Bronze Medallion Recipients
2018 – Forest Tosara Ltd
2015 – Lake Region Medical
2013 – Covidien
2012 – Lake Region Medical Limited