BSI Canada announces 2014 Award of Excellence nominees

Organizations demonstrate excellence in corporate culture and
continual business improvement

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - BSI Group Canada Inc., a division of the world's first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization of Standardization (ISO), has announced the nominees for the BSI Award of Excellence 2014, which include 13 companies and organizations that range from manufacturing to energy management and IT consulting.

"Recognizing business excellence is an important component to continual improvement and helps to raise the bar across industries," said Gary Robinson, Commercial Director, BSI Canada. "Canada has a very vibrant business community and it is incredibly encouraging that this year's nominees span industries and regions across the country."

BSI Canada created the Award of Excellence in 2011 to recognize customers who excel in the implementation of international business standards. Provance Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of IT asset management software to Microsoft, and Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd., an internationally-recognized engineering and environmental services firm, received the award last year.

Nominees are evaluated on their audit performances, quality management systems and business results, among other factors.

The 2014 nominees include:

  • ABB Inc. Power & Industrial SystemsSaint-Laurent, QC
  • AMEC Usinage Inc.Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC
  • Arpex Inc.Drummondville, QC
  • Canada Tubeform (formerly CT Innovation Inc.)London, ON
  • Dental Savings Club Montreal, QC
  • EtratechBurlington, ON
  • Heritage Conservation Directorate, Public Works and Government Services CanadaGatineau, QC
  • Les Emballages MontCorr Coteau-du-Lac, QC
  • Linamar Performance Centre Guelph, ON
  • Linex ManufacturingGuelph, ON
  • Schneider ElectricBurnaby, BC
  • VeritaaqOttawa, ON

About BSI
BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Formed in 1901, BSI was the world's first National Standards Body and a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Over a century later it continues to facilitate business improvement across the globe by helping its clients drive performance, manage risk and grow sustainably through the adoption of international management systems standards, many of which BSI originated. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark, BSI's influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, construction, energy, engineering, finance, healthcare, IT and retail. With over 72,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe. 

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