Published: 31 Jan 2017

The CQI invites comments to test the need for the improved governance of business improvement practitioner standards.


The CQI believes the lack of independence, impartiality and integrity in the governance of professional standards in this field is making the sourcing of skills inefficient for employers, making differentiation difficult for practitioners and impeding the development of the practice of improvement.

The green paper explores three key areas::

  1. The need for improved governance of business improvement practitioner competences and professional standards.
  2. The need specifically for industry and practitioner supported Lean and Six Sigma education standards.
  3. The need for the certification of Lean and Six Sigma professionals that evidences the above.

The CQI invited views from all stakeholders, including business improvement professionals, employers, training providers and consultants.   

The survey to provide views and comment after reading the Green Paper has now closed.

However, if you have strong views about the issues raised in this paper, please email us at