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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 - Click the Company Name for Profile Sheet

2018 Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain Facility, Sligo Sligo, Ireland
Ball Beverage Packaging Europe, Naro Fominsk Cans Naro Fominsk, Russia
AbbVie Ballytivnan Sligo, Ireland
2017 Thermo Fisher Scientific, Vilnius Vilnius, Lithuania
Ball Beverage Packaging Europe, Naro Fominsk Ends Naro Fominsk, Russia
2016 Boston Scientific Cork Cork, Ireland
Rexam Querétaro Querétaro, Mexico
2015 Abbott Diagnostics Longford Longford, Ireland
Envases Universales Rexam de Centroamerica, S.A. Amatitlan, Guatemala
2014 NewsUK - Newsprinters Ltd Holytown, Motherwell, UK
Barnes Aerospace OEM Strategic Business Ogden, Utah
DePuy Synthes Ireland Cork, Ireland
Abbott Vascular Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland

Silver Medallion Recipients - Click the Company Name for Profile Sheet

2017 Visteon Electronics Tunisia, Bir El Bey Plant Bir El Bey, Tunis, Tunisia
MassMutual, CFO and MMUS Operations Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
2016 Hospira Limited - a Pfizer Company Haina, San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Meda Rottapharm Ltd – a Mylan company Dublin, Ireland
2015 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Sydney, Australia
2014 Rexam Beverage Can South America, Jacareí Jacareí, São Paulo, Brazil
PyMPSA Plásticos y Materias Primas Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Rexam Healthcare, Neuenburg Neuenburg am Rhein, Germany
Rexam Beverage Can, Enzesfeld Enzesfeld, Vienna, Austria
Boston Scientific, Maple Grove Maple Grove, Minnesota
Vale Europe Ltd., Clydach Refinery Clydach, Swansea, UK

Bronze Medallion Recipients - Click the Company Name for Profile Sheet

2018 Forest Tosara Limited Dublin, Ireland
2017 Cardinal Health, Quiroproductos de Cuauhtemoc, S. de R.L. de C.V. Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico
Letterkenny Army Depot, Patriot Launcher New Build Program Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Land Apparel S.A. Puerto Cortés, Honduras
2015 Lake Region Medical New Ross, Wexford, Ireland
Boston Scientific, Costa Rica El Coyol, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Carestream Health, Yokneam Yokneam, Israel
2014 Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals Italy S.p.A. Padova, Italy
Vistaprint Deer Park Australia Derrimut, Victoria, Australia
Corporation Steris Canada Québec, QC, Canada
Autoliv (China) Inflator Co., Ltd. Shanghai, China
Rexam Beverage Can South America, Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

View the recipient archive, 1988 - 2013