The 8th Global Benchmarking Award will be held as part of the International Best Practice Competition.  This is a virtual event that incorporates the 9th International Best Practice Competition, 2nd Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Excellence Award, 5th Organisation-Wide Innovation Award and 8th Global Benchmarking Award.  The GBN Benchmarking Award will be staged as follows:

Deadline for Applications: 8 May 2023

Awards Final: 3 August 2023


The Global Benchmarking Award encourages organisations to share how benchmarking (learning and applying best practices) is an integral part of their improvement and innovation drive.

The GBN’s Global Benchmarking Award was designed by Benchmarking Partnerships (Australia), BestPrax Club (India) and COER (New Zealand) on behalf of the GBN. It was first trialed in India in 2010 and first awarded in New Zealand in December, 2012. COER organises the Global Benchmarking Award on behalf of the GBN.

Prize Categories:

  • Winner(s) Plaque and Global Benchmarking Certificate & Star Rating
  • Runner’s up Global Benchmarking Certificate & Star Rating
  • Global Benchmarking Certificates including Star Ratings will be issued to all participants.

Benefits of Participation

Watch video clips on the benefits obtained from previous participants

  • To recognize your organisation, individuals and teams responsible for your benchmarking systems and culture.
  • To create new levels of motivation and enthusiasm for undertaking benchmarking projects and initiatives in the pursuit of best practices.
  • To obtain feedback on how your organisation’s benchmarking approach can be improved and sustained.
  • To build awareness locally and internationally of your organisation’s commitment to move forward at pace through seeking new knowledge and leading edge practices.
  • All applicants that qualify to Round 2 will receive a certificate of recognition.
  • Applicants that qualify to Round 2 will have their presentations videoed and receive a copy of all the videos.
  • All applicants that qualify to Round 2 will receive one password and one year’s free access to the Business Performance Improvement Resource,
  • The overall winner will receive a Winner’s Trophy and free corporate membership to the Global Benchmarking Network.
  • The finalists for the Global Benchmarking Award will receive an award.
  • The finalists and winners will receive enhanced publicity through a range of local and international media channels.

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