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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 behavior of every employee. The examiners observe behavior and determine the frequency, duration, intensity and scope of the desired principle-based behavior. They also observe the degree to which leaders focus on principles and culture, and managers focus on aligning systems to drive ideal behaviors 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

Learn more about challenging for the Shingo Prize.

Also check out the Shingo Research Award and Shingo Publication Award

Shingo Prize Recipients

Date Name - Click for Profile Sheet Press Release Location
2018 Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain- Spain Click to download the Press Release Granada, Spain
AbbVie Ballytivnan Click to download the Press Release Sligo, Ireland
Ball Beverage Packaging Naro-Fominsk Cans Click to download the Press Release Novaya Olkhovka, Russia
2017 Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain Sligo Ireland Click to download the Press Release Sligo, Ireland
Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics Click to download the Press Release Vilnius, Lithuania
Ball Beverage Packaging Europe, Naro Fominsk Ends Click to download the Press Release Novaya Olkhovka, Russia
2016 Boston Scientific Cork Click to download the Press Release Cork, Ireland
Rexam Beverage Can Americas Querétaro Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
2015 Abbott Diagnostics Longford Click to download the Press Release Longford, Ireland
Envases Universales Rexam de Centro América, S.A Click to download the Press Release Amititlan, Guatemala
2014 NewsUk - Newsprinters Ltd (Eurocentral) Click to download the Press Release Holytown, UK
Barnes Group Inc Acting Through Its Barnes Aerospace OEM Strategic Business Click to download the Press Release Ogden, United States
DePuySynthes Ireland Click to download the Press Release Cork, Ireland
Abbott Vascular, Clonmel Clonmel, Ireland

Silver Medallion Recipients

Date Name - Click for Profile Sheet Press Release Location
2018 Ball Beverage Packaging Europe MONT Click to download the Press Release Mont, France
Bridgestone BATO Shared Services Center Click to download the Press Release Heredia, Costa Rica
2017 Visteon Electronics Tunisia - Bir El Bey Plant Click to download the Press Release Bir El Bey, Tunisia
MassMutual, CFO and MMUS Operations Click to download the Press Release Springfield, USA
Hospira Limited, a Pfizer Company Haina, Dominican Republic
2016 Meda Rottapharm Ltd, a Mylan company Click to download the Press Release Dublin, Ireland
2015 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Click to download the Press Release Parramatta, Australia

Bronze Medallion Recipients

Date Name - Click for Profile Sheet Press Release Location
2018 Cardiva Medical Inc. Click to download the Press Release Guaymas, Mexico
Ipsen Biopharm Ltd Click to download the Press Release Wrexham, United Kingdom
Forest Tosara Limited Click to download the Press Release Dublin, Ireland
2017 Lear Corporation Silao Click to download the Press Release Silao, Mexico
CardinalHealth, Quiroproductos de Cuauhtemoc, S. de R.L. de C.V. Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
Letterkenny Army Depot, PATRIOT Launcher New Build Program Click to download the Press Release Chambersburg, USA
Land Apparel Cortes Honduras Click to download the Press Release Puerto Cortes, Honduras
2015 Lake Region Medical Ireland Click to download the Press Release New Ross, Ireland

View the recipient archive, 1988 - 2013