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What is (GBN) Global Benchmarking Network

The Global Benchmarking Network (GBN) is an alliance of leading benchmarking centres worldwide with a common vision and mission. Founded in November 1994 by representatives from benchmarking centres in Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, GBN currently consists of benchmarking centres from 17 nations. Together, those centres represent more than 25,000 businesses and government agencies. The New Zealand Benchmarking Club is New Zealand’s sole representative of this prestigious group.

The GBN’s Vision and Mission are:


A network of benchmarking centres worldwide to foster benchmarking and promote best practice sharing.


Through its affiliates, provide a global network that promotes benchmarking, enhances communication among affiliates, offers expert support, and demonstrates significant benefits from the pursuit of benchmarking. GBN affiliates agree to adopt the Benchmarking Code of Conduct for information, ethical, and protocol expectations developed by the SPI Council on Benchmarking, USA.

For more information, visit the official GBN website

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