ILEP is a charitable, not for profit organization in Germany that was established by nine lobby organizations of German industry in 1995. It has the purpose to spread the idea of Excellence in Germany. Therefore ILEP yearly awards outstanding organizations with the German Excellence Award, called Ludwig-Erhard-Preis (the Minister of Economy who created the German “Wirtschaftswunde”).
ILEP is a national partner of EFQM and uses the EFQM model to assess the organizations in the award process.