The Sarawak Chief Minister’s Industry’s Excellence Awards (CMIEA) is the highest state award adopted from the Anugerah Kecemerlangan Industri (AKI) or the national – level Industry Excellence Award. AKI was introduced by MITI in 1991 to promote a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation in value creation. Since then, AKI is reputed to be the nation’s premier corporate recognition award.
CMIEA uses the internationally – recognised Business Excellence Framework (BEF) as the benchmark criteria in the evaluation process, in search for world class business excellence.
It also encourages businesses to pursue continuous improvement in order to sustain long-term competitiveness.