ASQ announces new social responsibility medal

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:03 am

American Society for Quality (ASQ) recently announced the creation of its new Spencer Hutchens Jr. Medal for Social Responsibility.

The medal recognizes the achievements of an individual who demonstrates outstanding leadership as an individual, business leader, and cause advocate for social responsibility with a primary focus on the marketplace, environment, workplace and community. 

“The medal will showcase how the recipient’s results have led to societal change,” said ASQ president Roberto Saco. “Medal recipients will be instrumental in making the difference within today’s, and tomorrow’s socially responsible world.”

The addition of the Social Responsibility Medal brings the number of global medals offered by ASQ each year, to 13.

The medal is named after Spencer Hutchens Jr., of Los Angeles, Calif., an ASQ past president, whose personal and business life reflects and demonstrates the desired attributes in the definition and model of social responsibility.

“I am proud and humbled to have this medal named in my honor,” said Hutchens. “The development of this medal strengthens and reflects ASQ’s commitment to social responsibility, and to providing solutions that will help organizations meet their social responsibility goals.”

The Spencer Hutchens Jr. Social Responsibility Medal will be presented annually beginning at ASQ’s World Conference for Quality and Improvement in 2010. Eligibility information and nomination forms are available at All nominations are due by October 1, 2009. For more information, please contact Karen Prosser, award program administrator, at

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