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MIRS - National Metrology Institution

The Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter referred to as "MIRS") , acts under the Ministry of Economic Developement and Technology. It was established in June 1991, when the independence of the Republic of Slovenia was declared, as the Standards and Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia.

MIRS as a national institution establishes and leads the national metrology system of the Republic of Slovenia, including the field of precious metal articles, and procedures within the scope of the Slovenian Business Excellence Prize. MIRS represents these systems in the corresponding international organisations, and develops them in an internationally comparable and recognisable way.

The above activities and systems represent the technical quality infrastructure which is essential to every modern country and of vital importance for successful scientific, technological and economic development, as well as successful and equal incorporation of Slovenia into the European and international integrations. To achieve this, Slovenia has to develop the adequate infrastructure, at least in all the key areas.


The Business Excellence Prize of the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter referred to as "PRSPO") is the highest recognition given by the Republic of Slovenia within the national quality programme for the achievements in the field of quality of products and services, as well as the quality of business performance as a result of development of knowledge and innovation.

The Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia establishes and manages the system of the Business Excellence Prize and performs all the necessary professional and administrative assignments for this programme.


MIRS's vision is to become a well functioning and internationally recognised national institution in the fields of metrology and Slovenian Business Excellence Prize, taking into account values such as: work responsibility, professionality, efficiency, initiative, responsiveness, work and team loyalty, kindness, mutual co-operation and motivation, in order to ensure customer satisfaction in a highly professional, economically optimal and friendly way.