ASQ is a global community of experts and the leading authority on quality in all fields, organizations, and industries.
As a professional association, ASQ advances the professional development, credentials, knowledge and information services, membership community, and advocacy on behalf of its more than 85,000 members worldwide.
As champion of the quality movement, ASQ members are driven by a sense of responsibility to enrich their lives, to improve their workplaces and communities, and to make the world a better place by applying quality tools, techniques, and systems.
Long-known as the American Society for Quality and established in 1946, ASQ has been the sole administrator of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program Award since 1991. ASQ marks the 25th anniversary of its International Team Excellence Award at the World Conference on Quality and Improvement in 2010. ASQ’s participation and influence in international standards includes its role as the administrator of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group of the ISO 26000 standard on social responsibility, to be released in 2010.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., ASQ supports membership services and business operations through ASQ Global, ASQ China, ASQ Mexico and ASQ India; with ASQ WorldPartners® around the globe; and through its work with ANAB and RABQSA.