DEWA achieves Innovation Management System certification

DEWA qualifies for European certificate for institutional innovation management

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DEWA achieves Innovation Management System certification DEWA has achieved the European Specification Certificate for innovation management systems.
By  Mark Sutton Published  February 27, 2017

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has qualified for the European Specification Certificate on Innovation Management Systems (CEN / TS 16555-1-2013), for its innovation management system.

The certification, which was assessed by Lloyds Register, is based on defining standards of managing innovation on an institutional level, based on the nature of the institution's work, its strategies, and management systems.

DEWA has implemented a number of innovation programs, including a centralised innovation portal, MyDEWAideas, where staff can share ideas and suggestions and vote, comment and collaborate on contributions.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA commented: "DEWA's efforts in the field of innovation are consistent with the wise leadership's efforts to look ahead and prepare for the future. This includes efforts to achieve the National Innovation Strategy, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform the UAE into one of the most innovative countries by 2021.

"DEWA also works to achieve the Dubai Innovation Strategy, announced by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation, to transform Dubai into the world's most innovative city. Receiving this certificate, reflects our commitment to adopting innovation to overcome challenges and transforming them into opportunities to develop world-class services to achieve the happiness and satisfaction of the community, while ensuring a brighter and more sustainable future for generations to come," he added.

"DEWA believes an integrated institutional system is fundamental towards developing innovation and creativity as part of corporate culture, to improve work, and upgrade services provided to customers, to support the directives of the wise leadership, in adherence with the highest levels of excellence, professionalism, and efficiency in delivering world-class services. DEWA works to encourage excellence, creativity, and innovation within the public sector.

We realise that innovation is fundamental towards ensuring continuous development, so we work to enhance our cognitive and creative capabilities, while providing a work environment capable of stimulating excellence and innovation. DEWA embeds a culture of innovation in all administrative and operational work, and within all services provided. The development of an integrated institutional system of innovation represents a qualitative addition to our efforts to enhance creative capabilities and provides a positive environment to develop the skills of our employees. We provide our employees with the tools and innovative programmes to grow their knowledge and experiences, in adherence with the Dubai Plan 2021, to transform Dubai into an incubator for creative, empowered, and happy individuals," added Al Tayer.

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