Are You Celebrating World Quality Week and Day 2014…?

ASQ in USA and CQI in UK celebrate Quality this month next week.

Now, YOU can get involved and celebrate that in your Project to raise awareness and get people involved.

What is World Quality Day?

World Quality Day was introduced by the United Nations in 1990 to increase worldwide awareness of the important contribution that quality makes towards a nation’s and an organisation’s growth and prosperity. Read more about World Quality Day here.

When is that?

World Quality Day taking place on 13 November 2014.

How can I get involved?

CQI in UK has a special website with information on how you can get involved and even register your organisation.


What is World Quality Month and Week 2014

The purpose of World Quality Month is to promote the use of quality tools in businesses and communities. Quality tools, such as flowcharts and checklists, reduce mistakes and help produce superior products. Quality principles could reduce headline-making errors, like food safety, toy recalls, and financial disruptions. World Quality Month calls on people who use quality tools to share their knowledge by submitting their stories to illustrate the value of quality principles.

When is that?

World Quality Week 2014 runs from 10-16 November 2014. World Quality Month is November.

In Japan, November has been designated “Quality Month” since 1960. Quality Month activities have been organized to foster greater quality awareness and wider dissemination of quality control activities. (Japanese Standards Association)

In China, Quality Month started in 1978. September is designated “Quality Month.” (Baidu Baike & China Quality Month)

In the USA and Canada, Quality Month (October) started in 1988. National Quality Month (NQM) is a public awareness campaign that encourages business, industry, government, and academia to focus on the strategic importance of quality and continuous improvement.

How can I get involved?

American Society for Quality  has a special website with information on how you can get involved.


It’s a great opportunity to raise “quality awareness” on site with Toolbox Talks, events and open discussions.

So…what are your plans for next week?
How will you celebrate World Quality Day and Week at your Project?
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Pavlos Inglesis
I am a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng-MICE) and a Chartered Quality Professional (MCQI CQP) working in the construction industry for about 20 years. My specialty is Quality Control and Quality Assurance Management in Construction Projects. I have worked on projects in the Middle East, and Greece and am now based in the UK.

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