BEST business excellence:

Rick L. Edgeman (Rick L. Edgeman is Director of the SABER Institute for Self‐Assessment and Business Excellence Research at Colorado State University, USA and joint editor of this journal. E‐mail:

Measuring Business Excellence

ISSN: 1368-3047

Publication date: 1 December 2000


Presents the “BEST” model for sustainability built on the pillars of biophysical/environmental, economic, societal and technological principles. Attempts to relate this model to the principles and criteria of representative business excellence models with the goal of achieving business excellence with a social and environmental conscience. Looks at some core considerations of BEST sustainability as well as some commonly agreed upon business excellence principles. Concludes by discussing areas where sustainable development and business excellence may converge.



Edgeman, R. (2000), "BEST business excellence:", Measuring Business Excellence, Vol. 4 No. 4, pp. 15-17.

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