Shri R S Sodhi, MD-GCMMF, receives prestigious QIMPRO GOLD STANDARD Quality Award 2013

Shri R S Sodhi, Managing Director of GCMMF, was conferred QIMPRO GOLD STANDARD AWARD 2013 (Business), one of the most prestigious quality awards in India, for implementing world-class quality practices in AMUL and achieving outstanding performance results. Shri R S Sodhi received this highly prestigious award in a glittering ceremony in Mumbai, on 22nd November.

Recognized as the country’s premier quality citations, QIMPRO Awards was conceptualized in 1989 by Dr. J. M. Juran, the Quality Guru, to recognize individual excellence in quality management. The awards commenced by recognizing outstanding leaders and facilitators in business, with the Qimpro Gold Standard. The winners are selected by three eminent panels of judges; chaired by the award recipient of the previous year. Eminent luminaries who have honored with this award in the past include Shri Naresh Goyal, Chairman Jet Airways, Shri Sunil Mittal, Chairman Bharti Enterprises and Shri Rajiv Bajaj, MD Bajaj Auto.

Accepting the award, Shri R S Sodhi stated that this prestigious quality citation was recognition of the wisdom and efforts of dairy farmers of Gujarat who have always insisted on excellence and adherence to the highest standards of quality in Amul’s entire value chain. Shri Sodhi stated "I humbly accept this award on behalf of 3.2 million farmers of Gujarat whom I serve and whose unwavering commitment towards excellence in every dimension of Amul is reflected in this ecognition". Shri Sodhi also mentioned that this award revalidated his staunch belief in the values of integrity, honesty, courage, dedication, commitment to farmers and to consumers, as well as commitment towards excellence, which his mentor, Dr. Verghese Kurien, had instilled in AMUL.

Shri Sodhi emphasizes that at Amul, quality was a way of life and that the organization made all efforts to ensure that everything at Amul reflects excellence. For Amul, quality is defined as achieving excellence in every dimension on consistent basis. Shri R S Sodhi also took this opportunity to thank the millions of loyal customers of Amul whose trust and faith in the iconic brand has inspired the organization to continuously strive for excellence.