MINSK, 7 June (BelTA) – In the context of the sanctions, most enterprises were able to adapt to new realities, tap new markets and maintain positive momentum, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Parkhomchik said during a ceremony to honor the winners of the Belarusian Government Quality Excellence Award 2022, BelTA has learned.
"This year, the value of the award is higher than ever. The difficult geopolitical situation, sanctions, tougher competition and the redistribution of commodity flows… All this has become a challenge for our enterprises and a test of strength. In the unprecedentedly difficult conditions, most enterprises were able to adapt to new realities, tap new markets and, in general, maintain positive momentum," Piotr Parkhomchik noted.
According to him, Belarusian companies have used the opportunities of economic integration in the Union State, the EAEU, increased exports to the countries of the Middle East, and are working to expand supplies to African and Latin American countries.
The main destinations for export trade flows that were quickly redirected were the Russian Federation and China. "In 2022 exports to Russia rose by $6.6 billion, to China - $666.3 million, and to distant countries - by $1.5 billion," the deputy prime minister said.
This year's edition of the Government Quality Excellence Award was the 24th on record. Eleven organizations became its winners, 14 reconfirmed the winner status. Three organizations were awarded special awards: "Leadership", "Management Excellence", "Social Responsibility". The winners represent the engineering, transport, energy, pharmaceutical, chemical, construction and food industries and also educational and scientific institutions.
By winning the Belarusian government's Quality Excellence Awards, an organization becomes recognized as a reliable producer of high-quality and competitive products. The title opens up new business opportunities and helps expand target markets.
Laureates can use the award logo for three years as part of product packaging, documentation, and advertising materials. Information about winners is submitted to the Качество.бел website and the website of the State Standardization Committee of Belarus. Information is included into the annual catalogue, which is sent to Belarus' representations abroad.
Lapel badges Quality Leader were also presented on 7 June. Winners of the contests “The best quality assurance manager” and “The best diploma work and the best research work of students in the area of management and quality control” were awarded.