Background of SQI

Singapore Quality Institute (SQI), previously known as Singapore Quality Reliability Association (SQRA) was formed in 1971 under the encouragement of the then Minister for Finance, Mr Hon Sui Sen, who got together a group of people led by Dr Lee Kum Tatt, past chairman of SISIR, to set up SQRA.

After making substantial progress over 17 years, in January 1988, an Ad-Hoc Committee was formed to look into the possibilities of constitutional change to turn the Association into a professional Institute. The members during the Extraordinary General Meeting on 24 February 1989 approved the proposed constitutional change. On 5 July 1989, the Registry of Society approved the change of name from SQRA to SQI as well as the changes in the Constitution to reflect the new professional image.

SQI operates as a non-profit professional Institute, which promotes and advances excellence in the field of quality in Singapore, and actively champion quality initiatives in the region and worldwide through networking and collaboration with other international quality organizations. The Institute is a World Partner of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a Board Member of the Asian Network for Quality (ANQ).

Our Mission

To be the World Class Leader for Advancing, Learning and Sharing Knowledge on Quality and Its Best Practices


SQI Objectives

  • To provide recognition to members associated with quality as a specialised profession.
  • To enhance the field of quality and promote nationally an appreciation of quality and its importance.
  • To enhance the welfare of its members and other quality professionals.
  • To provide the sharing of information and knowledge concerning quality among individuals and organizations.
  • To be a central source of information regarding quality.
  • To provide the means, especially training and education, necessary and incidental to achieving its objectives.

Objectives setting at the SQI Retreat 2016