DEWA receives BSI Kitemark certification for innovation

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has been awarded the British Standards Institution (BSI) Kitemark for Innovation, making it the first government institution to receive this certificate at a global level.

DEWA has adopted innovation as a key pillar of its work and corporate approach. Its steady approach towards the next 50 years to build a sustainable future and ensure ongoing development supports the UAE Centennial objectives to make the UAE the world’s leading nation by 2071.

It also promotes the UAE’s National Innovation Strategy, which aims to make the UAE one of the most innovative countries in the world and shape the future of individual and business innovation.

The authority focuses on sectors that will drive innovation in the future, especially renewable and clean energy. DEWA’s advanced innovations and projects have contributed to many successes and achievements, ranking it among the most prestigious organizations in the world and increasing its competitiveness globally.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, expressed his pride at this new global achievement, which underlines DEWA’s excellence and continuous efforts to advance the utility sector by adopting innovation as a solid organizational approach.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“At DEWA, we work relentlessly to implement the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The directives not only anticipate the future but also shape it and accept nothing short of the first place in all areas. We provide a motivational work environment that encourages employees to be creative and use the latest technologies to provide electricity and water services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, and efficiency.”

BSI awards Kitemark certificates to pioneering organizations that demonstrate their innovation credentials and ensure the actual value of innovation in terms of ROI. The certification is based on the international standard for Innovation Management, ISO 56002.

In 2019, DEWA was awarded the ISO 56002: 2019 in Innovation Management, becoming the first organization in the world to receive this certificate.

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